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replies to telecommunication regulatory survey

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replies to telecommunication regulatory survey

Note from BDT

    Hereafter are the replies concerning numbering issues, received by ITU/BDT in response to the questionnaire, Telecommunication Regulatory Survey, 2004, Reference DM-135, sent by the Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) to all Administrations on 22 April 2004.

    Numbering survey

    WORLD: AFRICA

    Do operators If yes: Is number portability How are numbers allocated? have to pay Country required from operators Indicate how numbering Indicate the amount Please explain numbering Please explain (mobile and fixed)? fees are calculated in USD fees?

    Angola Allocations are first made to Yes Starting in 2005 No

    operators. In other words, our Changes are planned

    authority first allocates regulations are being

    numbers to operators, and reviewed.

    then the operators can allocate

    them to subscribers. Currently

    allocations are in blocks of

    1000 to 10 000. The numbering

    regulations, which are in the

    approval process, are intended

    to modify the number

    allocating mechanism, due to

    the growth in the number of

    fixed and mobile subscribers.

    Botswana The operator requests No ? No

    numbers and the Regulatory Number portability is

    Authority allocates a number not yet implemented.

    However, operators are block against the request.

    required to maintain

    networks that are

    capable of supporting

    number portability. Burkina Numbers are allocated in Yes They pay annual fees for the These fees are established 10 000 dollars per PQ No

    accordance with requests by a decision of the (10 000 telephone This service is not yet on Faso volume of numbers they use.

    Do operators If yes: Is number portability How are numbers allocated? have to pay Country required from operators Indicate how numbering Indicate the amount Please explain numbering Please explain (mobile and fixed)? fees are calculated in USD fees?

    received from operators. authority. numbers). offer. Cameroon On demand, depending on Yes For telephone numbers and USD 1/3 No

    for short numbers for value-needs and type.

    added services.

    Chad In accordance with national Yes Yes

    numbering plan.

    Côte Allocation on demand, in Yes No

    accordance with the d'Ivoire

    established numbering plan.

    (See the law on the numbering

    plan at www.atci.ci.).

    Ethiopia Service category allocation; No

    zoning allocation.

    Gambia No No

    You use the number

    allocated to your

    company and if you

    move to another you

    change the number.

    Do operators If yes: Is number portability How are numbers allocated? have to pay Country required from operators Indicate how numbering Indicate the amount Please explain numbering Please explain (mobile and fixed)? fees are calculated in USD fees?

    Ghana Yes It is included in the licensing Yes

    Not yet, the new fees.

    regulations will require

    that.

    Guinea- Yes No

    Bissau

    Kenya Qualifying licensees are No Yes

    allocated blocks of numbers, Number portability is

    upon application. End-users as not operational in Kenya

    a general rule are assigned but operators are

    numbers by their service supposed to commit

    providers except for special themselves to it in case of

    numbers such as 0800. introduction.

    (Toll-free Numbers), 0900

    (Premium rate services) and

    Short Numbers, which may be

    assigned directly to end-users

    by the Commission.

    Lesotho

    MadagascaThe Regulatory Authority No No

    draws up a numbering plan r

    and assigns numbers to

    licensed operators (telephony

    carriers) at the time the licence

    is issued.

    Mali National numbering plan. Yes No

    Mauritius Allocations made in No No

    administrative fashion, taking It is expected that

    into account value of numbers. discussion around

    The allocation procedures are number portability

    set out under the numbering would start as from

    conventions. 1st January 2007.

    Do operators If yes: Is number portability How are numbers allocated? have to pay Country required from operators Indicate how numbering Indicate the amount Please explain numbering Please explain (mobile and fixed)? fees are calculated in USD fees?

    MozambiqBy Regulatory Authority. No Yes

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