TSP Authorization Codes
After approving a TSP request, the TSP Program Office
replies with a TSP Authorization Code. The TSP Program Office normally
assigns the code within 10 working days, but has up to 30 days to
make a restoration assignment. The service user is responsible for
forwarding the TSP Authorization Code to the vendor, and the FCC
requires service users to revalidate
their codes every three years. The TSP Authorization Code authorizes
and requires the vendor to provide priority provisioning and/or
restoration to the identified service. The TSP Program Office will
assign TSP Authorization Codes on a per-service basis (one TSP Authorization
Code for each telecommunications service). The following figure
illustrates the elements of a TSP Authorization Code.
The TSP Authorization Code has two parts: (1) the TSP control identifier (ID), an alphanumeric identifier for tracking purposes, and (2) the TSP priority level that identifies the provisioning and/or restoration priority level assignment
The TSP Control ID occupies positions 1 through 9 of the TSP Authorization Code. The 10th position is always a hyphen, which simply separates the TSP Control ID from the TSP priority levels.
Note: The letters I, O, S, and Z are never used in the TSP Control ID.
The TSP Priority Levels occupy positions 11 and 12 of the TSP Authorization Code. In the figure above, it is "03," which means there is no provisioning priority and that the restoration priority level is 3. Acceptable values for both restoration and provisioning include the following:
- For the provisioning
priority field, E, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 0 (zero) is acceptable. A
zero indicates that no provisioning priority is assigned (a revoked code).
- For the restoration
priority field, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 0 (zero) is acceptable. A zero
indicates that no restoration priority is assigned (a revoked code).
Note: Revocation of a priority level assignment is indicated if the TSP priority levels (both the provisioning priority field and the restoration priority field) of a TSP Authorization Code contain zeros.
After receiving a TSP Authorization Code, the service
user must keep it on record. The TSP Authorization Code is required for revalidation
of the user's requirement for TSP.,
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