Numbering

Numbering in a public telephone network and essentially related telephone number portability, barring categories in telecommunications, and technical implementation of charging are issues for which the sector must have uniform practices and procedures. Uniform practices and procedures enable that the interoperability and quality of telephone services provided by telecommunications operators are ensured.

FICORA steers numbering, telephone number portability, use of barring categories in telecommunications, and technical implementation of charging by issuing obligating regulations and by supervising that the regulations are complied with. In addition, FICORA publishes, for example, guidelines and recommendations to support the steering duties. FICORA also provides guidance related to technical operability and issues, if necessary, separate supervision decisions. FICORA also grants telecommunications operators the telephone numbers and identifiers that they need.

Regulations concerning numbering

In order to support the technical regulation, FICORA may issue further regulations for steering numbering, telephone number portability, barring categories in telecommunications, and technical implementation of charging.

FICORA's regulations 

Recommendations and other publications concerning numbering

In addition to the regulations, FICORA steers numbering, telephone number portability, barring categories in telecommunications, and technical implementation of charging in other ways as well, for example by issuing recommendations and by publishing reports.

FICORA's recommendations and publications on numbering 

Telephone network numbering and granting numbers

Telecommunications operators are granted the telephone numbers and identifiers they need by FICORA. This ensures that numbers are equally accessible to all telecommunications operators and that there are enough telephone numbers and that they are uniform.

Telephone network numbering and granting numbers

Numbering decisions


Key words: Telephone , Land-line phone , Mobile phone , Numbering , Telecommunications

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