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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

    From 2006, number ue

    portability will be

    available to all

    operators. Namibia At present the operators No No

    manage the numbering plans But when the draft bill is

    but when the new regulatory enacted the matter will

    authority is established it will be addressed.

    take over the plans.

    Rwanda No

    Senegal Requests for reservation or Yes In blocks of numbers. Amounts are No

    published in the allocation.

    decree and

    promulgated via the

    ART website.

    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?

    Seychelles No No South We allocated numbers under No Yes

    As required by the Africa numbering conventions.

    Telecoms Act of 1996. Tanzania By application to the Yes No

    Regulatory Authority who are

    responsible for assigning

    numbers.

    Uganda Specific numbering range No No

    allocated to each operator Under consideration.

    depending on capacity of

    number of customer

    base/installed capacities.

    Zambia Allocate all numbers behind No No

    NDC to individual operators.

Numbering survey

    WORLD: AMERICAS

    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?

    Bahamas NANPA, i.e. country code 1 No No

    procedure.

    Barbados No Canada Numbers are allocated at the Yes Fees are collected to fund the Flat rate and revenue Yes

    NXX level to local exchange All local exchange numbering administration. based.

    and wireless carriers (blocks of providers (wireless &

    10 000 telephone numbers). wireline). Wireless that

    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?

    Assigned by third-party do not offer LEC

    services are not administrator.

    required.

    Chile The country is divided into 24 No No

    areas, each of which is

    allocated a number block, with

    subblocks allocated within

    each area on request.

    Colombia Numbers are allocated on No No

    request from the legally

    constituted operator under

    Resolution CRT 644 (2003).

    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?

    Costa Rica Monopoly. The function is No No

    carried out by the single

    operator (ICE).

    Dominican Licensees have to submit a No No

    request to the Executive It is planned to Rep.

    Directorate or INDOTEL, introduce rules

    specifying the type, use and regulating number

    quantity of codes required. portability.

    Then, in accordance with the

    North American Numbering

    Plan Administration (NANPA)

    procedure, an analysis is made

    of how efficiently the licensee

    has used previously assigned

    codes. If the analysis shows

    that the licensee really needs

    the codes, they are allocated; if

    on the other hand some

    discrepancy is found in respect

    of the request, the results of

    the analysis are transmitted to

    the requesting party. We are in

    the process of adopting a

    Technical Number Plan, which

    was put out for public

    consultation by Resolution

    5604 of the INDOTEL

    Governing Board on 23 April

    2004.

    Ecuador Account is taken of ITUT No No

    Recommendations E.160 to

    E.169. Numbers are allocated

    to operators according to

    needs.

    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?

    Jamaica Numbers are allocated in No No

    blocks of 10 000 to facilities-The regulator may based service providers. consider it based on the Application for numbers are legislation. made using prescribed forms.

    For initial allocations, the

    applicant must have proof of

    eligibility [license to provide a

    service in a given area, etc.].

    For growth allocations,

    applicant must provide

    evidence of current usage and

    forecast demand for next

    twelve months. Applications

    must be made 66 days in

    advance of use (14 days for

    processing of application and

    reply, 10 days for industry

    database publication, 42 days

    for full industry notification).

    Numbers that are no longer

    required by the resource

    holder, or not used for the

    purpose originally assigned,

    are subject to reclamation.

    Mexico 1. The request is received No Yes

    from local licensee. The Federal 2. The request is registered in Telecommunication Act the numbering system. and Local Service 3. The request is analysed Regulations so stipulate, taking into consideration the as determined by the use of previously allocated Secretariat of resources and the planned Communications and utilization of the requested Transport. resources.

    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?

    4.1 In the event of a negative conclusion, the licensee

    concerned is notified.

    4.2 In the light of a positive conclusion, number

    availability for the local area to which the numbering

    request pertains is analysed.

    5. The selected number is allocated in the system.

    6.1 The licensee concerned is notified.

    6.2 The other licensees are informed of the new allocation.

    Nicaragua See website No No

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    Panama By lottery. No Yes

    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?

    Paraguay In accordance with the No No

    prevailing regulations, namely

    Resolution 427/2002, suppliers

    have to submit to CONATEL

    in October every year an

    annual report on monthly use

    of allocated numbers and

    expansion plans with

    numbering requirements for

    their network for the coming

    year.

    Peru On request and by open No No

    competition.

    St. Vincent Number plan is developed by No Yes

    and the ECTEL and assigned to the Not yet implemented. Grenadines operators by the NTRC.

    Suriname Not applicable. Not applicable. Not applicable. United Numbers are assigned by the Yes As provided in the Contributions to support The amount varies, Yes

    North American Number Commission's rules, all numbering depending on the To increase competition States

    Planning Administration telecommunications carriers administration are contributors' end-in the local telephone

    (NANPA), a neutral body that in the U.S. shall contribute determined by user market service, Congress

    serves the U.S. and 18 other on a competitively neutral multiplying the telecommunications recognized that certain

    countries. The Authority is not basis to meet the costs of contributors' end-user revenues for the barriers to competition

    a decision-making body and establishing numbering telecommunications must be eliminated. One prior calendar year.

    follows both the directives of administration. revenues for the prior of the major barriers to

    its member states and calendar year by a competition was the 47 C.F.R Section 52.17.

    industry-developed guidelines. contribution factor inability of customers to

    In the U.S., NeuStar serves as determined by the FCC's switch from one

    the NANPA national Wireline Competition telephone company to

    administrator. NeuStar does Bureau. The contribution another and retain the

    not, however, assign individual factor is based on the same telephone number.

    phone numbers. Rather, it ratio of expected number Congress realized that

    assigns numbers, in blocks of administration expenses customers would be

    10 000, to service providers to end-user reluctant to switch to

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