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ITU Operational Bulletin

No. 1278

15.X.2023
Information received by 29.IX.2023 ISSN 1564-5223 (Online)
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1283 1.I.2024 14.XII.2023
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1285 1.II.2024 15.I.2024
1286 15.II.2024 1.II.2024
1287 1.III.2024 15.II.2024
1288 15.III.2024 1.III.2024
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1292 15.V.2024 1.V.2024
1293 1.VI.2024 16.V.2024
1294 15.VI.2024 31.V.2024
1295 1.VII.2024 14.VI.2024

General information

Lists annexed to the ITU Operational Bulletin

A. The following Lists have been published by TSB or BR as Annexes to the ITU Operational Bulletin:

OB No.
1199 List of International Signalling Point Codes (ISPC) (according to ITU-T Q.708 (1999-03)) (position on 2020-06-30 22:00:00 UTC)
1162 Mobile Network Codes (MNC) for the international identification plan for public networks and subscriptions (according to ITU-T E.212 (2016-09)) (position on 2018-12-15 00:00:00 UTC)
1161 List of Issuer Identifier Numbers for the International Telecommunication Charge Card (according to ITU-T E.118 (2006-05)) (position on 2018-12-01)
1154 Status of Radiocommunications between Amateur Stations of different Countries (in accordance with optional provision No. 25.1 of the Radio Regulations) and Form of Call Signs assigned by each Administration to its Amateur and Experimental Stations (position on 2018-08-15)
1125 List of terrestrial trunk radio mobile country codes (according to ITU-T E.218 (2004-5)) (position on 2017-06-01 00:00:00 UTC)
1125 List of Signalling Area/Network Codes (SANC) (according to ITU-T Q.708 (1999-03)) (position on 2017-06-01 00:00:00 UTC)
1117 List of mobile country or geographical area codes (according to ITU-T E.212 (2016-09)) (position on 2017-02-01 00:00:00 UTC)
1114 List of Recommendation ITU-T E.164 Assigned Country Codes (according to ITU-T E.164 (2010-11)) (position on 2016-12-15)
1096 Legal time 2016
1073 Legal time 2015
1060 List of ITU Carrier Codes (according to ITU-T M.1400 (2013-03)) (position on 2014-09-15 00:00:00 UTC)
1049 Legal time 2014
1027 Legal time 2013
1015 List of Access codes/numbers for mobile networks (according to ITU-T E.164 (2010-11)) (position on 2012-11-01 00:00:00 UTC)
1002 List of Country or Geographical Area Codes for non standard facilities in telematic services (according to ITU-T T.35 (2000-02)) (position on 2012-04-12 00:00:00 UTC)
1001 List of the national authorities designated to assign ITU-T Recommendation T.35 terminal provider codes (according to ITU-T T.35 (2000-02)) (position on 2012-04-15 00:00:00 UTC)
1000 Service Restrictions (Recapitulatory list of service restrictions in force relating to telecommunications operation) (position on 2012-03-15 00:00:00 UTC)
999 Legal time 2012
994 Dialling Procedures (International prefix, national (trunk) prefix and national (significant) number) (according to ITU-T E.164 (2010-11)) (position on 2011-12-15 00:00:00 UTC)
991 Call-Back and alternative calling procedures (position on 2011-11-01 00:00:00 UTC)
980 List of Telegram Destination Indicators (according to ITU-T F.32 (1995-10)) (position on 2011-05-15 00:00:00 UTC)
978 List of Telex Destination Codes (TDC) and Telex Network Identification Codes (TNIC) (position on 2011-04-15 00:00:00 UTC)
977 List of Data Network Identification Codes (DNIC) (according to ITU-T X.121 (2000/10)) (position on 2011-01-01 00:00:00 UTC)
976 List of Data Country or Geographical Area Codes (according to ITU-T X.121 (2000/10)) (position on 2011-03-15 00:00:00 UTC)
974 List of Names of Administration Management Domains (ADMD) (according to ITU-T F.400) (position on 2011-02-15 00:00:00 UTC)
955 Various tones used in national networks (according to ITU-T E.180 (1998-3)) (position on 2010-05-01 00:00:00 UTC)
669 Five-letter Code Groups for the use of the International Public Telegram Service (according to ITU-T F.1 (1998-3))

B. The following Lists are available online from the ITU-T website:

Approval of ITU-T Recommendations

By AAP-37, it was announced that the following ITU-T Recommendations were approved, in accordance with the procedures outlined in Recommendation ITU-T A.8:

  • ITU-T H.266 (V3) (08/2023)
  • ITU-T H.273 (V3) (08/2023)
  • ITU-T H.274 (V3) (08/2023)
  • ITU-T L.1241 (08/2023)
  • ITU-T L.1631 (08/2023)
  • ITU-T Y.2249 (08/2023)
  • ITU-T Y.3058 (08/2023)
  • ITU-T Y.3060 (08/2023)
  • ITU-T Y.3083 (08/2023)
  • ITU-T Y.3124 (08/2023)
  • ITU-T Y.3125 (08/2023)
  • ITU-T Y.3204 (08/2023)
  • ITU-T Y.3815 (08/2023)
  • ITU-T Y.3816 (08/2023)
  • ITU-T Y.3817 (08/2023)
  • ITU-T Y.3818 (08/2023)

Telephone Service

In accordance with ITU-T Recommendation E.164

Botswana +267

Communication of 25.IX.2023

The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) , Gaborone, announces the updated national numbering plan of Botswana.

 

NATIONAL NUMBERING PLAN AND LIST OF NUMBERING RESOURCE ALLOCATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS

 

DEFINITIONS

“Administration of Numbering Resources” means the set of activities associated with the Assignment, Designation, and the oversight and monitoring of Numbering Resources, whose Allocation is established in the Numbering Plan.

“Allocation” means the attribution of the purpose and quantitative capacity of sets of Numbering Resources established in Numbering Plan.

“Assignment” means the allotment of Numbering Resources previously allocated in a Numbering Plan for a given telecommunications service provider or end-user.

“Assignee” means a person (natural or legal) to whom an assignment of numbers is made.

“End user” means a person who utilizes telecommunications services by assigned numbering resources.

“Facilities-based Service Provider” means a service provider who owns and operates the telecommunications network facilities used in the provision of a specified service.

“Freephone” means telephone service whereby a subscribing organization can pay for the incoming calls made by its clients or customers.

“National Numbering Plan” means the identification of the framework for allocation of ordinary numbering blocks, carrier identification codes, short codes, and other unique numbering resources to different applications and categories of resource

“Primary assignment” means the assignment of numbering resources by the BOCRA to individual companies and service providers.

“Public Land Mobile Network” means a combination of wireless communication services offered by a specific operator in a specific country

“Public Switched Data Networks” means a publicly available network supporting packet-switched data, separate from the Public Switched Telephone Network.

“Public Switched Telephone Network” means is the aggregate of the world's circuit-switched telephone networks that are operated by national, regional, or local telephone operators, providing infrastructure and services for public telecommunication

“Secondary assignment” means the assignment of numbering resources by recipients of a primary assignment to their customers.

“Shared calls” means is the sharing of a phone number across multiple devices in different locations

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACRONYMS

CRA Act                 Communications Regulatory Authority Act

BOCRA                   Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority,

CRASA Communications Regulators Association of Southern Africa.

CC          Country Code

DNIC    Data Network Interface Codes

IoT         Internet of Things

ISPC      International Signalling Point Codes

M2M    Machine to Machine

MNC    Mobile Network Codes

MCC     Mobile Country Code

MNO    Mobile Network Operator

NCC      Network Colour Codes

NSPC    National Signalling Point Codes

NNP      National Numbering Plan

PRS      Premium Rate Services

PLMN   Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN)

PSDN    Public Switched Data Network

PSTN    Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)

SADC    Southern Africa Development Community

SPC        Signalling Point Code

USSD    Unstructured Supplementary Service Data

VANs   Value Added Network Service providers

VoIP      Voice Over Internet Protocol

 

 

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1    Section 38 of the Communications Regulatory Authority Act of 2012, grants Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (the Authority or BOCRA) the mandate to maintain a Numbering Plan and other telecommunication numbering resources used in Botswana.

 

1.2    In fulfilling this statutory mandate, BOCRA is required to develop a National Numbering Plan (NNP) for the efficient use of the numbering resources of telecommunications services and ensure adherence to the plan regarding the allocations and assignments of the numbering resources to the service providers. To achieve this mandate BOCRA shall:

 

1.2.1        Ensure that the National Numbering Plan, where applicable, will ensure that it is compatible with relevant Numbering Plan Standards and Industry Guidelines, International Agreements, Standards and Recommendations.

 

1.2.2        Manage the National Numbering Plan Allocations and Assignments to ensure that there are enough numbers available to meet current and reasonably anticipated future demands of services.

 

1.2.3        Ensure that there is equity, efficiency and transparency in the allocation and primary assignment of numbers, and that costs to service providers and consumers are objectively justified.

 

2. PURPOSE

The purpose of the National Numbering Plan is to ensure transparent, non-discriminatory and efficient use of numbers. This practice assures service providers and end-users of excellent provision and consumption of telecommunications services.

 

3. BACKGROUND

3.1    BOCRA adopts the principles and procedures, in the form of administration of Numbering Policies, Numbering Plan Code of Conduct and Numbering Database that govern the way numbering resources are allocated and assigned. These administrative mechanisms promote fair and efficient allocation, assignment and use of numbering resources. This shall provide BOCRA and the Service Providers with a management platform and the end users with specific identification of their respective services in relation to the numbering plan.

 

4. NATIONAL NUMBERING PLAN (NNP)

 

4.1    The National Numbering Plan is illustrated in Table 1 .

Table 1 is the matrix for allocation of all numbers i.e., Fixed, Mobile, Short Codes, and other unique numbering resources. These are described in detail in the following sections.

 

Table 1: The National Numbering Plan

First digit

Second digit

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

0

Int’l

Short international dialling in region

0800 & 08XX

 

1

Short codes

2

NG

Geographic numbering (Francistown region)

3

NG

Geographic numbering (Gaborone)

4

NG

Geographic numbering (Palapye region)

5

NG

Geographic numbering (south-east region)

6

NG

Geographic numbering (north and west regions)

7

Mobile numbering

8

Non-geographic numbering (M2M and Mobile)

9

PRS

91X

Reserved

99X

Int’l: international access code

NG: non-geographic numbering

PRS: premium rate services (non-geographic)

 

 

 

4.2    Unique Numbers and Short Code numbers

 

4.2.1        Level 0 - International Access and Freephone Numbers

Levels 0 is used for international access ( 00 ), the freephone numbers commencing with 0800 and shared calls were allocated the 08XX numbering range.

 

4.2.2        Levels 1 - Short Codes

Level 1 is used for the Short Codes. Short codes are short telephone numbers classified into three categories being Types A, B and C. The numbers occupy the 1XX, 1XXX and 1XXXX number blocks i.e., three or four- and five-digits long numbers. Refer to Table 2.

 

 

Table 2: Summary of Types of Short Codes

Short Code Types

Services and attributes

Length of number digits

Type A

Nationally important services including emergency numbers

3 digits long emergency services

Type B

Across net services i.e., accessed through all public MNOs

5 digits long:16XXX, 17XXX, 18XX(X) and 19XXX number blocks.

Type C

On-Net services and can have same number for different services within the network.

10X(X), 11XX, 12X(X).

 

4.2.3        Level *1 and *2 - USSD codes.

The levels *1 and *2 are used for the USSD codes which currently occupy the *1XX*XXX# and *2XX*XXX# numbering blocks.

 

4.2.4        Levels 1 and 9 - Emergency Numbers

Level 1 and part of level 9 is used for the emergency numbers. The emergency numbers occupy the 110-116, 99X and 91X numbering blocks. Reference is made to Table 3 below being a list of Emergency Service Providers.

 

Table 3: Assigned Emergency Numbers

Service Provider

Emergency Number

All Emergencies

112

ChildLine Botswana

116

Emergency Assist

991

MedRescue International

992

Rescue One

993

Boitekanelo Medical Services

994

Okavango Air Rescue

995

Botswana Fire Department

998

Ambulance (Ministry of Health)

997

Police

999

MedRescue International

911

Medflex

914

 

 

4.2.5        Premium Rate Services

The Premium Rate Services (PRS) in level 09 remains unused and remains reserved for this service.

 

4.3    Fixed Numbers

 

4.3.1        Levels 2 to 6: Fixed numbers

Level 2 to 6 are the seven (7) digits long geographical numbers occupying the numbering range from 2XX XXXX to 6XX XXXX respectively providing services to fixed line services. Reference is made to Table 4 below. This, however, excludes the following selected numbers on the second- and third-digit levels zero e.g., 200 0000, 300 0000, 460 0000, 530 0000, 680 0000 which are reserved.

 

Table 4: Fixed numbers by the geographical location

Geographical Area

Number range

Zone

Francistown Area

24X XXXX

4

Selebi-Phikwe Area

26X XXXX

4

Letlhakane/Orapa Area

29X XXXX

4

Gaborone Area

3XX XXXX

1

Serowe Area

46X XXXX

3

Mahalapye Area

47X XXXX

3

Palapye Area

49X XXXX

3

Ramotswa/Lobatse Area

53X XXXX

2

Barolong/Ngwaketse Area

54X XXXX

2

Mochudi Area

57X XXXX

2

Jwaneng Area

58X XXXX

2

Molepolole Area

59X XXXX

2

Kasane Area

62X XXXX

5

Ghanzi/Kgalagadi Area

65X XXXX

5

Maun Area

68X XXXX

5

 

 

4.4    VOIP NUMBERS

4.4.1        Level 7

The level 7 range of 79 XXX XXX is allocated for VoIP numbering services.

 

4.5    MOBILE NUMBERS

4.5.1        Level 7 and 8

Levels 7 and part of Level 8 are an eight digits long mobile number range from : 71 XXX XXX to 78 XXX XXX ; and

81 XXX XXX to 85 XXX XXX respectively.

 

4.6    MACHINE TO MACHINE COMMUNICATIONS (M2M)/IOT

4.6.1        Level 8

The M2M communications is a 10 digit long numbering range that occupies numbering range from 86 XXXX XXXX to 89 XXXX XXXXX and supports the Internet of Things devices.

 

 

5. OTHER NUMBERING RESOURCES

5.1        The other numbering resources that enable seamless communications services and these are the known as Codes reference is made to table 5 below. These codes are listed as in the Recommendation ITU-T E.164.

Table 5: Instrumental Codes

Important Codes

Relevance and Use

Country Code (CC)

267

Mobile Country Code (MCC)

652

National Signalling Point Codes

network interconnection purposes

Data Network Interface Code (DNICs)

X25 data networking

Network Colour Codes (NCC)

GSM base station identifiers

Mobile Network Code (MNC)

Public networks

International Signalling Point Code (ISPCs)

International signalling and it uses a 3-8-3 ITU format standard.

 

5.2        Mobile Network Code

There are three (03) Mobile Network Code (MNC) used in the networks of the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and these are allocated in accordance with the Recommendation ITU-T E.212. Reference is made to table 6 below.

 

Table 6: Mobile Network Codes

Mobile Network Codes

Mobile Network Operator

01

Mascom Wireless

02

Orange Botswana

04

BTCL

 

5.3        The International Signalling Point Codes

These codes are used for the international signalling and are represented using a ITU 3-8-3 format. There are currently 6 spare ISPCs for Botswana. The following are assigned codes to Botswana for use as tabulated below.

 

Table 7: International Signalling Point Codes for Botswana

International Signalling Point Code (ITU 3-8-3 Format)

MNO Assigned

6-104-0

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL)

6-104-1

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL)

6-104-2

Mascom Wireless

6-104-3

Orange Botswana

6-104-4

Orange Botswana

6-104-5

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL)

6-104-6

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL)

6-104-7

Mascom Wireless

6-105-0

Mascom Wireless

6-105-1

Mascom Wireless

6-105-2

Spare

6-105-3

Spare

6-105-4

Spare

6-105-5

Spare

6-105-6

Spare

6-105-7

Spare

 

6. NUMBERING ALLOCATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS

 

6.1     Application for Number

6.1.1        All operators of a Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN), or a Public Switched Data Network(PSDN), providing, or intending to provide within a specified time, publicly available telephone services, and owning and operating a public telecommunication system, are eligible to apply for primary assignments of telephone numbering capacity, subject to satisfying an eligibility criterion specified in the Numbering Policy, Code of Conduct and other relevant standard specifications such as the International Telecommunications Union’s ITU-T Recommendations.

 

6.1.2        Non-facilities-based service providers may seek a secondary assignment from an eligible service provider unless the Authority advises otherwise. However, secondary assignments shall be made in an efficient and non-discriminatory manner.

 

 

6.2     National Number Allocations

6.2.1        The table 8 shows the 8 digits active mobile number allocations across all the three MNOs.

 

Table 8: Mobile Number Allocations as of August 2023

Mobile Network Operator

Mobile Number Range

Quantity Allocated

Mascom Wireless

71 000 000 – 71 999 999

74 000 000 – 74 299 999

74 500 000 – 74 799 999

75 400 000 – 75 699 999

75 900 000 – 75 999 999

76 000 000 – 76 299 999

76 600 000 – 76 799 999

77 000 000 – 77 199 999

77 600 000 – 77 799 999

77 800 000 – 77 899 999

1,000,000

300,000

300,000

300,000

100,000

300,000

200,000

200,000

200,000

100,000

Orange Botswana

72 000 000 – 72 999 999

74 300 000 – 74 499 999

74 800 000 – 74 899 999

75 000 000 – 75 399 999

75 700 000 – 75 799 999

76 300 000 – 76 599 999

76 900 000 – 76 999 999

77 300 000 – 77 599 999

77 900 000 – 77 999 999

78 000 000 – 78 199 999

78 200 000 – 78 499 999

78 500 000 – 78 799 999

1,000,000

200,000

100,000

400,000

100,000

300,000

100,000

300,000

100,000

200,000

300,000

300,000

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL)

73 000 000 – 73 999 999

74 900 000 – 74 999 999

75 800 000 – 75 899 999

76 800 000 – 76 899 999

77 200 000 – 77 299 999

1,000,000

100,000

100,000

100,000

100,000

 

6.2.2        The table 9 below shows the 8 digits active VoIP numbering allocations made to both the MNOs and the VANs:

Table 9: VoIP Numbers as of August 2023

Service Provider

VoIP Number range

Quantity Allocated

Virtual Business Network Services

79 100 000 – 79 100 999

1,000

AfriTel

79 101 000 – 79 101 999

1,000

Global Broadband Solutions

79 102 000 – 79 102 999

1,000

Business Solutions Consultants

79 103 000 – 79 103 999

1,000

Dimension Data

79 104 000 – 79 104 999

1,000

OPQ Net

79 105 000 – 79 105 999

1,000

Mega Internet

79 106 000 – 79 106 999

1,000

Stature (OpenVoice)

79 107 000 – 79 107 999

79 113 000 – 79 113 999

2,000

Tsagae Communications

79 108 000 – 79 108 999

1,000

MicroTeck Enterprises

79 109 000 – 79 109 999

1,000

Microla Botswana

79 110 000 – 79 110 999

1,000

Internet Options Botswana

79 111 000 – 79 111 999

1,000

FDI Foneworx

79 112 000 – 79 112 999

1,000

MTN Business Solutions

79 114 000 – 79 114 999

1,000

Abari Communications

79 115 000 – 79 115 999

1,000

Mission Communications

79 116 000 – 79 116 999

1,000

ConceroTel

79 117 000 – 79 117 999

1,000

Paratus Africa

79 118 000 – 79 118 999

1,000

Blue Pearl Communications T/A ROI

79 119 000 – 79 119 999

1,000

Dapit Ventures T/A GCSat Botswana

79 120 000 – 79 120 999

1,000

Bantu Telecom

79 121 000 – 79 121 999

1,000

Paratus Africa

79 122 000 – 79 123 999

2,000

Netway Pty Ltd

79 124 000 – 79 125 999

2,000

Apicom Pty Ltd

79 126 000 – 79 126 999

1,000

Devaki Botswana

79 127 000 – 79 127 999

1,000

Liquid Intelligent Technologies

79 128 000 – 79 128 999

1,000

Orange Botswana

79 200 000 – 79 209 999

79 220 000 – 79 229 999

20,000

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL)

79 210 000 – 79 219 999

10,000

Mascom Wireless

79 230 000 – 79 279 999

50,000

 

Note non coloured ranges are licensed SAP

 

6.2.3        The table 10 below shows the 10 number digits active Machine-to-Machine number allocations:

Table 10: M2M Number Allocations as of August 2023

 

Mobile Network Operator

M2M Number range

Quantity Allocated

Orange Botswana

89 0000 0000 - 89 0000 9999

89 0001 0000 - 89 0001 9999

89 0002 0000 - 89 0002 9999

89 0003 0000 - 89 0003 9999

89 0004 0000 - 89 0004 9999

89 0018 0000 - 89 0018 9999

89 0019 0000 - 89 0019 9999

89 0020 0000 - 89 0020 9999

89 0021 0000 - 89 0021 9999

89 0022 0000 - 89 0022 9999

89 0023 0000 - 89 0023 9999

89 0024 0000 - 89 0024 9999

89 0025 0000 - 89 0025 9999

89 0026 0000 - 89 0026 9999

89 0027 0000 - 89 0027 9999

89 0028 0000 - 89 0028 9999

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL)

89 0005 0000 - 89 0005 9999

89 0006 0000 - 89 0006 9999

89 0007 0000 - 89 0007 9999

89 0008 0000 - 89 0008 9999

89 0009 0000 - 89 0009 9999

89 0069 0000 - 89 0069 9999

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

Mascom Wireless

89 0010 0000 - 89 0010 9999

89 0011 0000 - 89 0011 9999

89 0012 0000 - 89 0012 9999

89 0013 0000 - 89 0013 9999

89 0014 0000 - 89 0014 9999

89 0015 0000 - 89 0015 9999

89 0016 0000 - 89 0016 9999

89 0017 0000 - 89 0017 9999

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

 

Note ALL Allocations made in blocks of 10,000 numbers

 

 

6.2.4        The table 11 below shows the 7 number digits active Fixed number allocations:

Table 11: Fixed Number Allocations as of August 2023

Number Blocks

Orange Botswana

Mascom Wireless

BTCL

2XX XXXX

-

60,000

300,000

3XX XXXX

-

60,000

500,000

4XX XXXX

-

30,000

300,000

5XX XXXX

-

60,000

500,000

6XX XXXX

-

30,000

300,000

Sub-Total

-

240,000

1,900,000

 

7. CONCLUSION

7.1    The National Numbering Plan is a way of ensuring that:

7.1.1        The limited numbering resources are used prudently and efficiently and this allows for effective number management. This exercise enables customers to have access to services using numbers without undue expense and inconvenience, and to ensure that all service providers have the numbering resources they need to compete in the rapidly growing telecommunications marketplace with the associated proliferation of new telecommunications technologies and services; and

 

7.1.2        There is equity, efficiency, and transparency in the allocation of numbers as this is done objectively within the confines of the CRA Act of 2012.

Mauritius +230

Communication of 26.IX.2023

The Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA), Port-Louis, announces that a new number range has been opened in the Republic of Mauritius by the following mobile operator in September 2023.

 

Operator

Usage of ITU-T E.164 number

Dialling Format

Emtel Ltd.

Non-geographic numbers for Fixed-Mobile Converged (FMC) services

+230 703X XXXX

Morocco +212

Communication of 24.IX.2023

The Agence Nationale de Réglementation des Télécommunications (ANRT) , Rabat, announces the following updates to the national telephone-numbering plan of Morocco.

 

Description of introduction of new resource for national E.164 numbering plan for country code +212:

 

·       new NDCs below have recently been introduced as follows:

 

NDC (national destination code) or leading digits of N(S)N (national (significant) number)

N(S)N number length

Usage of E.164 number

Additional information

Maximum length

Minimum length

8098

9

9

VoIP

Itissalat Al-Maghrib 1

8099

9

9

VoIP

Itissalat Al-Maghrib

1 : MAROC TELECOM

Uganda +256

Communication of 26.IX.2023

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) , Kampala, announces the following National Numbering Plan of Uganda.

ITU-T E.164 NATIONAL NUMBERING PLAN FOR COUNTRY CODE 256

a)          Overview

              The minimum number length (excluding the country code) is 9 digits

              The maximum number length (excluding the country code) is 9 digits

b)          Details of numbering scheme

 

NDC (National Destination Code) or leading digits of N(S)N (National (Significant) Number)

N(S)N Number Length

Usage of ITU-T E.164 Number

Additional information

Maximum Length

Minimum Length

200

201

9

9

Fixed telephony services for Airtel Uganda Limited

Network fully operational

20240

9

9

Fixed telephony services for Liquid Intelligent Technologies

Network fully operational

2031

9

9

Fixed telephony services for Talkio Mobile Limited

Network not yet operational

2032

9

9

Fixed telephony services for Echotel Proprietary Uganda Limited

Network fully operational

2050

2051

2052

2053

2054

9

9

Fixed telephony services for Roke Investment International Limited

Network fully operational

20611

9

9

Fixed telephony services for Hamilton Telecom Limited

Network operational

206300

206301

206302

206303

206304

9

9

Fixed telephony services for Simbanet Uganda Limited

Network fully operational

207

9

9

Fixed telephony services for Airtel Uganda Limited

Network fully operational

3

9

9

Fixed telephony services for MTN Uganda Limited

Network is fully operational

4

9

9

Fixed telephony services for Uganda Telecommunication Corporation Limited

Network is fully operational

700

701

702

703

704

705

706

707

708

709

9

9

Mobile telephony services for Airtel Uganda Limited

Network is fully operational

710

711

712

713

714

715

716

717

718

719

9

9

Mobile telephony services for Uganda Telecommunication Corporation Limited

Network is fully operational

720

9

9

Mobile telephony services for Smile Communications (U) Ltd

Network is fully operational

7240

9

9

Mobile telephony services for Hamilton Telecom Limited

Network not yet operational

7260

9

9

Mobile telephony services for Tangerine Limited

Network is fully operational

7280

9

9

Mobile telephony services for Talkio Mobile Limited

Network not yet operational

740

741

742

743

744

9

9

Mobile telephony services for Airtel Uganda Limited

Network is fully operational

750

751

752

753

754

755

756

757

758

759

9

9

Mobile telephony services for Airtel Uganda Limited

Network is fully operational

760

761

762

763

764

765

7660

7661

7662

7663

7664

9

9

Mobile telephony services for MTN Uganda Limited

Network is fully operational

770

771

772

773

774

775

776

777

778

779

9

9

Mobile telephony services for MTN Uganda Limited

Network is fully operational

780

781

782

783

784

785

786

787

788

789

9

9

Mobile telephony services for MTN Uganda Limited

Network is fully operational

Other communications

Austria

Communication of 19.IX.2023:

On the occasion of the 37th anniversary of the "European DX Foundation (EUDXF)", the Austrian Administration authorizes an Austrian amateur station to use the special call sign OE37EUDYF from 1 to 30 November 2023.

 

Communications of 29.IX.2023:

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the "AMRS Ortsstelle Wolfsberg ADL 084", the Austrian Administration authorizes an Austrian amateur station to use the special call sign OE40WO from 4 October 2023 to 4 April 2024.

On the occasion of the "Bad Ischl - European Capital of Culture 2024", the Austrian Administration authorizes an Austrian amateur station to use the special call sign OE24BI from 1 January to 30 June 2024.

Service Restrictions

Country/geographical area OB
Seychelles (page 12)
Malaysia (page 5)
São Tomé and Principe (page 14)
Hong Kong, China (page 5)

Call-back and alternative calling procedures (Res. 21 Rev. PP-2006)

Amendments

Abbreviations used in this section

ADD
Insert
PAR
Paragraph
COL
Column
REP
Replace
LIR
Read
SUP
Delete
P
Page(s)

Amd. to List of Issuer Identifier Numbers for the International Telecommunication Charge Card

In accordance with ITU-T Recommendation E.118 (2006-05)

Position amended originally published as annex to ITU Operational Bulletin No. 1161 — 1.XII.2018

Ireland       ADD

 

Country/ Geographical area

Company Name/Address

Issuer Identifier Number

Contact

Effective date of usage

Ireland

Card Centric Ltd

32 Clanmawr, Shankill

D18Y5W0, DUBLIN 18

89 353 09

Card Centric Public Relations

32 Clanmawr, Shankill

D18Y5W0, DUBLIN 18

Tel:

+353 1 442 8656

E-mail:

PR@cardcentric.com

1.IX.2023

 

United States    ADD

Country/ Geographical area

Company Name/Address

Issuer Identifier Number

Contact

Effective date of usage

United States

Pilot Thomas Logistics

1051 Mustang Drive

GRAPEVINE, TX 76051

89 1 064

Joey Huerta

Pilot Thomas Logistics, P.O. Box 2136

GRAPEVINE, TX 76099

Tel: +1 432 638 8251

Fax: +1 432 571 8099

E-mail: Joey.Huerta@pilotthomas.com

11.IX.2023

Amd. to Mobile Network Codes (MNC) for the international identification plan for public networks and subscriptions

In accordance with ITU-T Recommendation E.212 (2016-09)

Position amended originally published as annex to ITU Operational Bulletin No. 1162 — 15.XII.2018

Country/Geographical area

MCC+MNC *

Operator/Network

Canada    LIR

 

 

302 250

Bell Mobility.

Japan    ADD

 

 

441 213

Hokkaido Telecommunication Network Co., Inc..

Uganda   ADD

 

 

641 08

Talkio Mobile Limited.

*       MCC:  Mobile Country Code / Indicatif de pays du mobile / Indicativo de país para el servicio móvil

         MNC:  Mobile Network Code / Code de réseau mobile / Indicativo de red para el servicio móvil

Amd. to List of ITU Carrier Codes

In accordance with ITU-T Recommendation M.1400 (2013-03)

Position amended originally published as annex to ITU Operational Bulletin No. 1060 — 15.IX.2014

Country or area/ISO code

Company Code

(carrier code)

Contact

 

  Company Name/Address

  

Germany (Federal Republic of) / DEU                ADD

 

Stadtwerke Saarlouis GmbH

Holzendorffer Strasse 12

D-66740 SAARLOUIS

SWSLS

Mr Joerg Rink

Tel: +49 6831 9596 477

E-mail: rink@swsls.de

DSI GmbH Daten Service Informationssysteme

Carolinenstrasse 1

D-01097 DRESDEN

DSINET

Mr Thorsten Hellfach

Tel.: +49 351 213220

Fax: +49 351 213220

Email: info@dsi.net

  

Germany (Federal Republic of) / DEU                LIR

 

BiTel Gesellschaft fuer Telekommunikation mbH

Berliner Strasse 260

33330 GUETERSLOH

BITEL

Mr Andreas Merschmann

Tel: +49 521 51 7764

E-mail: andreas.merschmann@bitel.de

Amd. to List of International Signalling Point Codes (ISPC)

In accordance with ITU-T Recommendation Q.708 (1999-03)

Position amended originally published as annex to ITU Operational Bulletin No. 1199 — 1.VII.2020

Country/ Geographical Area

Unique name of the signalling point

Name of the signalling point operator

ISPC

DEC

Georgia    SUP

3-246-5

8117

Tbilisi, International Exchange

Warid Telecom Georgia Ltd

Georgia    ADD

3-246-5

8117

Tbilisi, Bulk SMS server

Meta 37 LTD

Uganda    ADD

6-132-6

13350

INTL_GW_PC

Talkio Mobile Ltd

6-132-7

13351

INTL_GW_PC_RED

Talkio Mobile Ltd

____________

ISPC:      International Signalling Point Codes.

              Codes de points sémaphores internationaux (CPSI).

              Códigos de puntos de señalización internacional (CPSI).

Amd. to National Numbering Plan

In accordance with ITU-T Recommendation E.129 (2013-01)

Administrations are requested to notify ITU about their national numbering plan changes, or to give an explanation on their webpage concerning the national numbering plan as well as their contact points, so that the information, which will be made available freely to all administrations/ROAs and service providers, can be posted on the ITU-T website.

For their numbering website, or when sending their information to ITU/TSB (e-mail: tsbtson@itu.int ), administrations are kindly requested to use the format as explained in Recommendation ITU-T E.129. They are reminded that they will be responsible for the timely update of this information.

From 15.IX.2023, the following countries/geographical areas have updated their national numbering plan on our site:

 

Country/ Geographical area

Country Code (CC)

Bahrain

+973

Guyana

+592

Niue

+683