AT&T Leap Transaction NRUF/LNP Public Notice
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th St., S.W.
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500
Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: August 29, 2013
APPLICATIONS OF AT&T INC., LEAP WIRELESS INTERNATIONAL, INC., CRICKET
LICENSE COMPANY, LLC, AND LEAP LICENSECO, INC. FOR CONSENT TO TRANSFER
CONTROL AND ASSIGN LICENSES AND AUTHORIZATIONS
NUMBERING RESOURCE UTILIZATION AND FORECAST REPORTS
AND LOCAL NUMBER PORTABILITY REPORTS TO BE PLACED INTO THE RECORD,
SUBJECT TO PROTECTIVE ORDER
WT Docket No. 13-193
CC Docket No. 99-200AT&T, Inc. ("AT&T"), Leap Wireless International, Inc. ("Leap"), Cricket License Company,
LLC ("Cricket"), and Leap Licenseco Inc. ("Leap Licenseco" and, together with AT&T, Leap, and
Cricket, the "Applicants") have filed applications (collectively, the "Applications") pursuant to Sections
214 and 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,1 seeking Commission consent to the
transfer of control of Advanced Wireless Services ("AWS-1"), Personal Communications Service
("PCS"), and Common Carrier Fixed Point to Point microwave licenses, as well as international 214
authorizations, held by Cricket and other wholly-owned and controlled subsidiaries of Leap. The
proposed transaction involves spectrum licenses in 356 Cellular Market Areas ("CMAs") nationwide.2
On August 27, 2013, the Commission accepted the Applications for filing and established a pleading
cycle for the proposed transaction.3
In connection with the Commission's review of the proposed transaction, the Commission intends
to examine information contained in the biannual Numbering Resource Utilization and Forecast
("NRUF") reports filed by wireless telecommunications carriers,4 carrier-specific local number portability
("LNP") data related to wireless telecommunications carriers, and further disaggregated monthly carrier-
specific local number portability data ("Carrier-to-Carrier LNP Data") related to wireless
telecommunications carriers. These data may assist the Commission in assessing the competitive effects
1 47 U.S.C. 214, 310(d).
2 See Application of AT&T Inc. and Cricket License Company, LLC. for Consent to Transfer Control of Licenses
and Authorizations, ULS File No. 0005860676 (lead application), App. A (filed Aug. 1, 2013; amended Aug. XX,
3 AT&T Inc., Leap Wireless International, Inc., Cricket License Company, LLC, and Leap Licenseco, Inc. Seek
Consent to the Transfer of Control of AWS-1 Licenses, PCS Licenses and Common Carrier Fixed Point to Point
Microwave Licenses, and International 214 Authorizations, and the Assignment of One 700 MHz License, WT
Docket No. 13-193, Public Notice DA 13-1831 (WTB rel. Aug. 28, 2013).
4 See 47 C.F.R. 1.907, 52.5.
of the transaction. Accordingly, subject to the provisions of a protective order ("NRUF Protective
Order") being adopted this day,5 the Commission intends to place into the record in this proceeding:
NRUF reports for all wireless telecommunications carriers concerning data as of June 30, 2010,
December 31, 2010, June 30, 2011, December 31, 2011, June 30, 2012, December 31, 2012, and
June 30, 2013 (when available).
Wireless-to-wireless LNP data for all wireless telecommunications carriers from the June 30, 2010,
December 31, 2010, June 30, 2011, December 2011, June 30, 2012, December 31, 2012, and June
30, 2013 (when available) LNP databases that the Commission receives from the LNP
Administrator, NeuStar, Inc. This LNP data shows the total number of ports in and ports out per
Wireless-to-wireless Carrier-to-Carrier LNP Data for all wireless telecommunications carriers, on a
monthly basis, from the June 2010 to June 2013 LNP databases (and any updates that may become
available during the pendency of the Commission's review of the Applications) that the
Commission receives from the LNP Administrator, NeuStar, Inc. This LNP data shows, on a
monthly basis, the specific number of ports from each wireless carrier to another carrier in each
Section 251 of the Communications Act grants the Commission jurisdiction over the North
American Numbering Plan ("NANP") and related telephone numbering issues.6 To monitor better the
way numbering resources are used within the NANP and allocate NANP resources efficiently, the
Commission requires telecommunications carriers to provide the Commission with a utilization report of
their current inventory of telephone numbers and a five-year forecast of their numbering resource
requirements.7 LNP data are collected by the LNP Administrator and provided to the Commission.
The Commission has recognized that disaggregated, carrier-specific forecast and utilization data
should be treated as confidential and should be exempt from public disclosure under 5 U.S.C.
552(b)(4).8 The NRUF and LNP reports will be placed into the record subject to the provisions of the
NRUF Protective Order. As such, the NRUF and LNP data will not be available to the public except
pursuant to the terms of the NRUF Protective Order, as outlined below.
Persons seeking to review the NRUF or LNP data may do so only for purposes of participating in
this proceeding. Pursuant to the NRUF Protective Order, outside persons participating or intending to
participate in the proceeding who are not involved in competitive decision-making activities and who
have signed the Acknowledgment of Confidentiality attached to the NRUF Protective Order may review
the NRUF and LNP data. We emphasize that persons seeking to review the NRUF or LNP data must
have adequate protections in place to prevent improper use or disclosure of the information.
Affected parties have until
September 6, 2013to oppose disclosure of their NRUF and LNP data.
In addition, affected parties will have five business days after the filing of an Acknowledgment of
5 See Applications of Cricket License Company, LLC, et al., Leap Wireless International, Inc., and AT&T Inc. for
Consent To Transfer Control of Authorizations; Application of Cricket License Company, LLC and Leap Licenseco
Inc. for Consent to Assignment of Authorization, WT Docket No. 13-193, NRUF/LNP Protective Order, DA 13-
1840 (WTB rel. Aug. 29, 2013).
6 47 U.S.C. 251.
7 47 C.F.R. 52.15(f). See Numbering Resource Optimization, CC Docket No. 99-200, Report and Order and
Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making, 15 FCC Rcd 7574, 7578-7579 5 (2000).
8 Id. at 7607 78.
Confidentiality to object to the release of the data to a particular person who requests permission to
If the Commission receives no opposition from affected parties by September 6, 2013, the
Commission will place the NRUF, LNP, and Carrier-to-Carrier LNP data into the record subject to the
safeguards contained in the NRUF Protective Order. If disclosure is opposed, the procedures set forth in
47 C.F.R. 0.461(i) shall apply. All filings should refer to WT Docket No. 13-193.
Under the Commission's current procedures for the submission of filings and other documents,
submissions in this matter may be filed electronically (i.e., through ECFS) or by hand delivery to the
If filed by ECFS, comments shall be sent as an electronic file via the Internet to
http://www.fcc.gov/e-file/ecfs.html. In completing the transmittal screen, commenters should include
their full name, U.S. Postal Service mailing address, and the applicable docket number. Parties may also
submit an electronic comment by Internet e-mail.
If filed by paper, the original and four copies of each filing must be filed by hand or messenger
delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All
hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission's Secretary must be delivered to
FCC Headquarters at 445 12th Street, S.W., Room TW-A325, Washington, D.C. 20554. The filing hours
at this location are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or
fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of before entering the building. Commercial overnight mail
(other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton
Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail should be
addressed to 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554. All filings must be addressed to the
Commission's Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
One copy of each pleading must be delivered electronically, by e-mail or facsimile, or if delivered as
paper copy, by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or
overnight U.S. Postal Service mail (according to the procedures set forth above for paper filings), to: (1)
the Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., at FCC@BCPIWEB.COM or
(202) 488-5563 (facsimile); (2) John Schauble, Broadband Division, WTB, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
(202) 418-7247 (facsimile); (3) Linda Ray, Broadband Division, WTB, at email@example.com or (202)
418-7247 (facsimile); (4) Kathy Harris, Mobility Division, WTB, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 418-
7447 (facsimile); (5) Kate Matraves, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, WTB, at
email@example.com or (202) 418-7447 (facsimile); (6) David Krech, Policy Division,
International Bureau, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 418-2824 (facsimile); and (7) Jim Bird, Office of
General Counsel, at TransactionTeam@fcc.gov or (202) 418-1234 (facsimile). Any submission that is e-
mailed to Best Copy and Printing, John Schauble, Linda Ray, Kathy Harris, Kate Matraves, David Krech,
and Jim Bird should include in the subject line of the e-mail: (1) WT Docket No. 13-193; (2) the name of
the submitting party; and (3) a brief description or title identifying the type of document being submitted
(e.g., WT Docket No. 13-193, [name of submitting party], Objection to Inclusion of NRUF Data into the
This action is taken pursuant to sections 4(i) and 310(d) of the Communications Act, 47 U.S.C.
154(i), 310(d), section 4 of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4), and authority
delegated under section 0.331 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 0.331, and is effective upon its
For further information, contact John Schauble, Broadband Division, Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau, at (202) 418-0797, or Kathy Harris, Mobility Division, Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau, at (202) 418-0609.
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