All common carriers that provided international telecommunications services in the calendar year 2015 must file a Traffic and Revenue Report with the Commission pursuant to Section 43.62(b)(2).  Traffic and Revenue Reports are due to the Commission on or before July 31 of each year.  This year, reports will be due August 1, 2016 (due to July 31 falling on a weekend).  In addition, any U.S. International Authorization Holder, regardless of whether it provided any International Telecommunications Service during the preceding calendar year, must file a Traffic and Revenue Report pursuant to Section 43.62(b)(1).  If needed, revisions are due October 31, 2016.

Data as of December 31, 2015 must be filed using the Section 43.62 Online Filing System.  Data must be entered directly into the forms in the online filing system except for Schedules 1 and 3, which must be downloaded using the following templates: Schedule 1 Template; Schedule 3 Template.  For more information on Traffic and Revenue reports, please see Filing Manual for Section 43.62 Annual Reports.  This manual provides the who, what, and how of the Section 43.62 reports.

Common carriers must use Schedules 1 and 2 to report information for International Calling Service.  International Calling Service (“ICS”) is defined as International Message Telephone Service (“IMTS”) and International VoIP Service Connected to the Public Switched Telephone Network (“PTSN”), including International Call Completion Service for IMTS or International VoIP Service Connected to the PSTN.

Common carriers that billed less than $5 million in ICS Resale revenue and did not bill any Facilities ICS revenue for the reporting period are not required to report data for ICS Resale on their Traffic and Revenue Report.  But if a common carrier billed less than $5 million in ICS Resale revenue for the reporting period and also billed Facilities ICS revenue for the reporting period, then the provider is required to report data for ICS Resale as well as Facilities ICS.

A U.S. International Carrier that billed less than $5 million in revenue for an International Miscellaneous Service provided during the reporting period need not file data for that service on its Traffic and Revenue Report. Each such carrier must, however, file data for any International Miscellaneous Service offering for which it billed $5 million or more in revenue for the reporting period.

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