Pre-Ordering capabilities allow for the exchange of certain information between Verizon and CLECs about a given end user. This information enables the CLEC to submit a request to Verizon for the provision of local service by the CLEC to the end user. This is performed based on an inquiry and response process.
During the Pre-ordering phase, CLECs must obtain authorization from Verizon's end user customers to access records associated with their service accounts. CLECs can access customer records through the Verizon Local Service Interface, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), or Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA). After the CLEC has completed the Pre-Order phase, they can submit a Local Service Request (LSR) through the EDI or Verizon provided online End User Interface.
Verizon complies with the EDI standard as developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and adapted by the Telecommunications Industry Forum (TCIF). Verizon's implementation of the TCIF guidelines for formatting an EDI message can be found in the Verizon Pre-order EDI Guide.
For CORBA, Verizon complies with the T1M1.5 of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) Interface Definition Language (IDL).
Electronic Connectivity Options
CLECS have the ability to process Pre-order transactions, according to Local Service Order Guidelines (LSOG). The following format/transport options are available for electronic Pre-order processing. The first four options apply to application-to-application systems electronic transfer arrangements. The fifth option, Local Service Interface, is an online Verizon provided End User Interface available on the Internet. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) format is the industry standard electronic file format for processing Pre-orders for application-to-application systems.
- File Transfer Protocol (FTP) over a Dedicated Line, EDI format
- File Transfer Protocol (FTP) over the Internet, EDI format
- Interactive Agent (IA) over a Dedicated Line, EDI format
- Local Service Interface (LSI)