ACMA to review numbering plan

25 10 2010

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has launched an issues paper, to examine whether the numbering plan and the way telephone numbers are used remain appropriate.

The increasing use of voice over IP (VOIP) and mobile telephones have forced a rethink on telephone numbering.

In announcing the launch of the issues paper, the ACMA Chairman Chris Chapman said:

While the existing Numbering Plan has served Australia extremely well, it is now starting to fray around the edges. Many of its features date back well over ten years, during which time there has been tremendous change in the telecommunications and broadband market.

The ACMA has called for comments on the issues paper by 3 December 2010.

The issues paper is available from the ACMA website here.

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