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CRAN hearing for National Numbering

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) this week invited stakeholders and the general public to a Public Hearing on the proposed regulations regarding the National Numbering plan for the use in the provision of telecommunications services. The hearing will be held on Wednesday 09 July at the GZ Function Centre. Proceedings start at 08:30. “The purpose of the regulations is to provide a long-term framework for the National Numbering Plan that can be further developed to support the ever-changing telecommunications market. More importantly, the Numbering Plan will provide for mobile number portability (MNP). CRAN will ensure that the Numbering Plan is in accordance with ITU-T recommendations and other international standards” said Ronel le Grange, Head of Electronic Communications at CRAN. All licencees will have to ensure that only numbers from the National Numbering Plan assigned by CRAN will be allocated to consumers. Licencees must also not use the allocation of numbering resources to gain competitive advantage.

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