Deployment of Access Service Ordering Guidelines (ASOG) Delayed in Light of Evolving COVID-19 Situation 

ATIS’ Ordering and Billing Forum (OBF) Access Service Ordering (ASO) Committee announced today that it is delaying deployment of the Access Service Ordering Guidelines (ASOG) Version 60 originally scheduled for implementation beginning on March 20, 2020.

The delay is to ensure IT systems remain stable to continue to electronically process high-priority orders related to the activities brought about by COVID-19. The ATIS OBF ASO Committee creates the collaborative standards and solutions that ensure accurate ordering for the industry’s core services as well as emerging innovations.

The Access Service Ordering Guidelines,Version 60 was published in September 2019. Additionally, ASOG Version 61, which was scheduled for a March 2020 publication, will also be delayed. An assessment of current events later will determine the future ASOG publication and implementation dates for the ASOG and the corresponding IT implementations and interface.

About the Ordering and Billing Forum
OBF creates the collaborative standards and solutions that ensure accurate billing for the industry’s core services as well as emerging innovations. It is the industry’s go-to resource for resolving key issues and creating ordering, billing, provisioning and exchange of information solutions about access services as well as other connectivity between telecommunications customers and providers. Learn more.

About ATIS
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