Developing interoperability standards for the UK

NICC Standards Limited is a technical forum for the UK communications sector that develops interoperability standards for public communications networks and services in the UK.  It is an independent organisation owned and run by its members.

It is now necessary to be a member to participate in NICC activities.  Learn more about NICC membership.

The NICC members’ site [login required] contains information about forthcoming meetings, working and draft documentation.

NICC is a trade mark of NICC Standards Ltd.

Latest news

NICC Open Forum and AGM 2019
The NICC Open Forum and AGM 2019 will be held at One Great George Street, London on 27 November 2019. 

New NICC standards are now available on the ‘Publications’ page;

ND1016V4.1.1 Requirements on Communications Providers in relation to Customer Line Identification display services and other related services
ND1439V2.1.1rev (with advise note) Guidance for Implementing ND1016 in SIP networks
ND1602V7.1.1 Specification of the Access Network Frequency Plan applicable to transmission systems connected to the BT Access Network and masks spreadsheet

NICC current work

NICC specifications are being developed for the following technical activities and interfaces:

  • ALL IP end to end
  • Blockchain (DLT) for Number Porting and Management
  • Nuisance Calls and CLI
  • SIP NNI and Corporate Network Connection
  • IP access to Emergency Services
  • Interworking between network protocols
  • SIP Overload Control
  • Minimum security requires for interconnection CPs
  • Overlapping Gfast and VDSL

These and more current work areas are detailed here.