Miami FL "Metro" 1AESS Replacement to be Postponed Five Weeks
The previously announced date for the replacement of the
at&t/BellSouth Miami "Metro" (WECO/AT&T/Lucent-Alcatel) 1AESS
(MIAMFLME32E) with a new Genband MG9000 ABI Remote (MIAMFLMERP0)
was for Saturday 24-March-2012, as announced in ATT20110822L.1, see:
Subsequently to that, another at&t-ILEC network disclosure was issued
(ATT20111025S.1) regarding some changes in tandem homings, see:
Now, there is yet ANOTHER at&t-ILEC network disclosure ATT20111118S.1,
which indicates that the previously announced replacement date of
Saturday 24-March-2012 for replacing Miami "Metro" -32E 1AESS with
-RP0 (digital packet) MG9000-ABI-Remote, has now been changed to
Saturday 28-April-2012, which is five weeks later than the previously
announced replacement date.
The c.o.codes associated with this switch (both the 1A and the new
replacement digital packet remote) are:
324, 325, 326, 545, 547, 548, 549, 550, 560, 585
all within the 305 NPA code. It doesn't seem that there are any
"legacy/default" 786-NXX codes associated, only 305-NXX codes.
NOTE that there is also a co-located Lucent/Alcatel-5ESS-Remote MIAMFLMERS0 at Miami "Metro". I don't have any info at present as to
what at&t/BellSouth plans for this c.o.switch. There is only one
legacy/default c.o.code of at&t/BellSouth on this 5E-Remote, 305-575,
but at&t/BellSouth doesn't even have all ten "thousands-levels" on the
575 office code -- a CLEC seems to have (default) two individual
It COULD be that AFTER the conversion of the "Metro" 1A to a digital
packet remote (-RP0), that the packet remote will "absorb" all of the
customers/line-numbers of the 5E-Remote and the 305-575 office code.
This is what is going to be happening next year in New Orleans when
the "Aurora" 5E-Remote NWORLAARRS1 is eliminated, its customers,
line-numbers, and 504-NXX codes (default 504-564 and 504-657 since the
late 1950s/early 1960s-era, which had temporarily been 985-564 and
958-657 from 2001 thru 2007/08) are absorbed into the co-located
"Aurora" digital packet remote NWORLAARRP0, as per ATT20111116S.1, see:
"Aurora" 1AESS was the only 1AESS in New Orleans following Katrina
which wasn't damaged to any significant extent. Two other 1As in
New Orleans following Katrina were replaced with new co-located
5E-Remote switches, and another individual 1A in New Orleans which was
damaged due to Katrina already had a co-located 5E-Remote which
"absorbed" the customers and 504-NXX codes of the older 1A. In the
case of "Aurora", as well as in the case of the "Chalmette" 1A in the
New Orleans area, the new co-located 5E-Remotes were initially put in
to serve customers further downriver from the immediate New Orleans
metro area, in other ratecenters and who had been served by their own
remote switches that were severely damaged due to Katrina. In addition
to those customers being rewired to new 5E-Remote switches in the
immediate New Orleans metro area, they were also consolidated into the
New Orleans ratecenter itself, and also were ultimately changed "back"
to NPA 504 from NPA 985, the 985 area code being what they had
previously split-off to in 2001 with the 504/985 area code split.
The "Aurora" 5E-Remote served the customers who had previously been
in the Port Sulphur LA ratecenter and remote (504/985 LOgan 4-) and
the Buras LA ratecenter and remote (504/985 OLive 7-).
The "Aurora" 1A (mostly 504-39x codes) was ultimately replaced with a
Genband digital packet remote, effective in January 2010 (although
there had been previously announced replacement dates that were
earlier in time, but postponed to January 2010).
And now, it has been announced that the 5E-Remote at "Aurora" which
was installed following Katrina, to serve the downriver customers on
the west-bank, in the legacy Port Sulphur LA and Buras LA localities
and once ratecenters/remotes, is going to be absorbed into the
co-located "Aurora" digital packet remote, effective Saturday
31-March-2012 (unless that date will be postponed further?).
SO, I sort of expect that AFTER the Miami "Metro" 1A is replaced with
a Genband digital packet remote, then the co-located "Metro" 5E-Remote
will be "absorbed" into the co-located packet remote switch.
Mark J. Cuccia
markjcuccia at yahoo dot com
Lafayette LA, formerly of New Orleans LA post-Katrina