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Simplifying Non-geographic Numbers - Detailed proposals on the unbundled tariff and Freephone

Consultation published 04|04|2012

Update 22 May 2012

This note is to inform stakeholders that we are postponing the publication of the statutory consultation on the wording of draft conditions and modifications to existing General Conditions and the Numbering Plan, which would give effect to the changes to the regulation of non-geographic numbers that we are proposing in this consultation.

We have decided first to conduct a wider review of the clarity and accessibility of the Numbering Plan and the General Conditions that refer to it. We intend to consult during the course of this year on any modifications to those instruments that we decide may be appropriate as a result of our review. Consequently, in the event that we decide to implement our proposed changes to non-geographic numbers, the draft conditions and modifications, which we consider necessary to implement them, will be published for consultation as part of the statement setting out our conclusions on the unbundled tariff and Freephone. We are aiming to publish this by the end of 2012.

Our consultation sets out the substance of draft conditions and modifications which we consider would be needed to implement the unbundled tariff proposal at 13.74 13.77 and the Freephone proposal at 17.126 17.130. We encourage stakeholders to comment on these outlines as part of their response to the wider consultation proposals.

Consultation Document

Simplifying Non-geographic Numbers - Part A  PDF Document  (1090 kB)

Summary of market conditions, consumer concerns, legal framework and proposals for change

Simplifying Non-geographic Numbers- Part B  PDF Document  (1560 kB)

Proposals for the 03, 084, 087, 09 and 118 ranges

Simplifying Non-geographic Numbers - Part C  PDF Document  (952 kB)

Proposals for Freephone and the 116 ranges

Consultation Annexes & Associated Documents

Simplifying Non-geographic Numbers - Part A - Annexes 1 - 7  PDF Document  (128 kB)

How to respond to this consultation, sources and glossary

Simplifying Non-geographic Numbers - Part A - Annexes 8 - 15  PDF Document  (1173 kB)

Retail and wholesale concerns, migration costs, working groups and equality impact assessment

Simplifying Non-geographic Numbers - Part B - Annexes  PDF Document  (683 kB)

Analysis supporting the proposals for the 084, 087, 09 and 118 ranges

Simplifying Non-geographic Numbers - Part C - Annexes  PDF Document  (732 kB)

Analysis supporting the proposals for Freephone and 116.

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Consultation is now closed

Consultation Dates

Start date: 04 April 2012
End date: 27 June 2012

Publication Type

Sector