The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (“Bureau”) released a Public Notice announcing that during a four week period, from February 2 to March 2, 2017, Version 3.0 of the Network Outage Reporting System (“NORS”) will be open for testing and production use.  NORS Version 3.0 has four new interfaces, and will enhance the overall security and reliability with better support for new technologies and analytic methods.  All four interfaces will be open for testing during this phase.

Providers of voice and paging communications are required under Part 4 of the Commission’s rules to report significant disruptions or outages to communication systems.

During the testing phase, companies will continue to file their official NORS reports in the NORS 2.0 system.  Once the testing is successfully completed, the Commission will migrate all filings to the 3.0 system at the beginning of March.

For additional information on NORS 3.0 testing or to create a new test account and login, visit the NORS 3.0 Test Site at https://www.fcc.gov/network-outage-reporting-system-nors-test-environment.

Please contact us with any questions.