Overview

Section 43.61 of the Commission’s rules require that each common carrier engaged in providing international telecommunications service between the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and off-shore U.S. points and any country or point outside that area file a report with the Commission. Carriers are required to file the report on service provided in the preceding calendar year by July 31st. Revisions are due by October 31st.
The reporting requirements include information on actual traffic and revenue data for each service provided by the carrier, divided among service billed in the United States, service billed outside the United States, and service transiting the United States.
Historically, the FCC has provided non-confidential data as a series of spreadsheet reports for the public to review. The FCC is now providing the data through several application programming interfaces (API) as .xml outputs.

 

Reference Files

Data Dictionary
Read a brief explanation of each field included in the data set. (KB)

getInternationTrafficData

Description
This API returns the total collected Annual Section 43.61 International Traffic Data for All U.S. Points that was provided as:
  • Table A1: Message Telephone Service - All Settlement Arrangements
  • Table B1: Private Line Services - Facilities-Based and Facilities-Resale Table
  • Table C1: Miscellaneous Services - All Settlement Arrangements
API URL
http://apps.fcc.gov/Section4361/resources/report/[year]/getInternationTrafficData. [format]
Example Request
http://apps.fcc.gov/Section4361/resources/report/2008/getInternationTrafficData.xml
Parameter Type Description
year required string(YYYY)

Calendar year that the data is reporting.

format required string

Format for the returned results.

Valid values: XML, JSON, JSONP

Error Response Codes
Code Description
404

No mataches found.

getAvailableReports

Description
This API provides the year, descriptive title, and report code for all available reports in a given year. The API link will specify which year(s) are available.
API URL
http://apps.fcc.gov/Section4361/resources/available/reports/[year]/getAvailableReports. [format]
Example Request
http://apps.fcc.gov/Section4361/resources/available/reports/2008/getAvailableReports.xml
Parameter Type Description
year required string(YYYY)

Calendar year that the data is reporting.

format required string

Format for the returned results.

Valid values: XML, JSON, JSONP

Error Response Codes
Code Description
404

No mataches found.

getReport

Description
This API provides a specific report, if available, when the report short name is specified. The report is displayed in the original spreadsheet format.
API URL
http://apps.fcc.gov/Section4361/resources/report/[year]/getReport/[reportTable].html
Example Request
http://apps.fcc.gov/Section4361/resources/report/2008/getReport/A1.html
Parameter Type Description
year required string(YYYY)

Calendar year that the data is reporting.

reportTable required string

Valid values: A1, B1, C1

Error Response Codes
Code Description
404

No mataches found.

Invalid report type.


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