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Released: July 20, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 12-1169

Released: July20, 2012

PROPOSED ASSIGNMENT OF LICENSES FROM

CELLCO PARTNERSHIP D/B/A VERIZON WIRELESS TO T-MOBILE LICENSE LLC

NUMBERING RESOURCE UTILIZATION AND FORECAST REPORTS

AND LOCAL NUMBER PORTABILITY REPORTS TO BE PLACED INTO THE RECORD,

SUBJECT TO PROTECTIVE ORDER

WT Docket No. 12-175

CC Docket No. 99-200

Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless (“Verizon Wireless”) and T-Mobile License LLC (“T-
Mobile”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of T-Mobile USA, Inc. (collectively, the “Applicants”) have filed a
series of applications (“Applications”)1 pursuant to Section 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934,
as amended (the “Communications Act”),2 seeking approval for the full and partial assignments of
Advanced Wireless Service (“AWS-1”) licenses by and between the Applicants. The proposed
transaction involves licenses in 218 Cellular Market Areas (“CMAs”).3 On June 26, 2012, the
Commission accepted the Applications for filing, established a pleading cycle, and opened a docket, WT
Docket No. 12-175, for the proposed transaction.4
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,5 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
of the transaction. Accordingly, subject to the provisions of a protective order (“NRUF Protective
Order”) being adopted this day6 the Commission intends to place into the record in this proceeding:


1 File No. 0005272585 is the lead application for this transaction.
2 47 U.S.C. § 310(d).
3 Applications, Exhibit 1, Description of Transaction and Public Interest Statement at 1.
4 Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile License LLC Seek Commission Consent to the
Assignment of Advanced Wireless Service Licenses, WT Docket No. 12-175, Public Notice, DA 12-999 (June 26,
2012).
5 See 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.907, 52.5.
6 See Application of T-Mobile License LLC and Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless for Consent to Assign
Licenses, WT Docket No. 12-175, NRUF/LNP Protective Order, DA 12-1168 (WTB, July 19, 2012).

· NRUF reports for all wireless telecommunications carriers concerning data as of December 31,
2008, June 30, 2009, December 31, 2009, June 30, 2010, December 31, 2010, June 30, 2011, and
December 31, 2011.
· Wireless-to-wireless LNP data for all wireless telecommunications carriers from the December
2008, June 2009, December 2009, June 2010, December 2010, June 2011, and December 2011
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 carrier.
· Wireless-to-wireless Carrier-to-Carrier LNP Data for all wireless telecommunications carriers, on a
monthly basis, from the December 2008 to December 2011 LNP databases 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 area.
Section 251 of the Communications Act grants the Commission jurisdiction over the North
American Numbering Plan (“NANP”) and related telephone numbering issues.7 In order to better
monitor the way numbering resources are used within the NANP and efficiently allocate NANP
resources, 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.8 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).9 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

July 30, 2012

to oppose disclosure of their NRUF and LNP data. In
addition, affected parties will have three business days after the filing of an Acknowledgment of
Confidentiality to object to the release of the data to a particular person who requests permission to
review it.
If the Commission receives no opposition from affected parties by July 30, 2012, 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. 12-175.


7 47 U.S.C. § 251.
8 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, 7578-79 ¶ 5 (2000).
9 Id. at 7607 ¶ 78.
2

Under the Commission’s current procedures for the submission of filings and other documents,10
submissions in this matter may be filed electronically (i.e., though ECFS) or by hand delivery to the
Commission.
·

If filed by ECFS

,11 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 WT Docket No. 12-175. Parties
may also submit an electronic comment by Internet e-mail. Parties are reminded that unredacted
comments and other material containing confidential information may not be filed electronically.
·

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 St., SW, Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 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 445 12th St., SW, Room
CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, fcc@bcpiweb.com, or (202) 488-5563 (facsimile); (2) John Spencer,
Broadband Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, at john.spencer@fcc.gov, or (202) 418-7247
(facsimile); (3) Kate Matraves, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications
Bureau, at catherine.matraves@fcc.gov, or (202) 418-7447 (facsimile); and (4) Jim Bird, Office of
General Counsel, at transactionteam@fcc.gov, or (202) 418-1234 (facsimile).
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
adoption.
For further information, contact John Spencer, Broadband Division, Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau, at (202) 418-1896, or Kate Matraves, Spectrum and Competition Policy
Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, at (202) 418-7878.
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10 See FCC Announces Change in Filing Location for Paper Documents, Public Notice, 24 FCC Rcd 14312 (2009).
11 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, GC Docket No. 97-113, Report and Order, 13
FCC Rcd 11322 (1998).
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