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Terminal-to-Network Interface Disclosure - Category (a)

April 27, 2000

No. ATIA-4k


Terminal-to-Network Interface for Megalink™ PRI Service
- Island Telecom Inc.

Aliant Telecom Inc., on behalf of Island Telecom Inc., announces the introduction of a trial for Megalink™ PRI service in IIQ2000. Subject to technical considerations and market demand, commercial service is expected to be available IIIQ2000. This interface was previously disclosed by The New Brunswick Telephone Company Limited in Aliant Telecom Industry Advisory ATIA-4g, dated June 1998.

Compatibility Impact:

None expected.


The interface as offered by Island Telecom Inc. is described in Aliant Telecom Interface Document ATID-0010, "DMS-100™ Terminal-to-Network Interface for Megalink™, ISDN Primary Rate Interface (PRI) - Island Telecom Inc.", dated April 2000. ATID-0010 is based on the interface specifications in Nortel Document NIS A211-1, Release 07.05, dated May 1997, "ISDN Primary Rate Access User-Network Interface Specification".

Recipients will be billed $50 for an electronic version of Aliant Telecom Interface Documents. Hard copies are also available for $65 each. Nortel NIS documents are available in hard copy for $150 each. Please note that the prices are subject to change without notice.

For further information on the service and to order documents, please contact:

Telephony Standards
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Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 3J4 Canada
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