Prior to the liberalization of the telecommunications sector the incumbent operator did the administration of numbers. It is however a normal consequence of the liberalization process that this would be done by an independent regulator. In a liberalized environment the numbering plan should be administered in order to allow a fair and equitable competition among the different operators. Management of the numbering system is now done by the NTRC’s in consultation with ECTEL.
The Numbering Plan for ECTEL must reflect the competitive telecommunication market for the country. Hence a competition-driven Numbering Policy is being developed and will be modified to accommodate new functions such as number portability, ENUM, non-geographic codes and carrier selection.
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