The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRAN) has scheduled
a public hearing to stakeholders and the general public about the
proposed regulations regarding the national numbering plan for
the use in the provision of telecommunication services in Namibia
CRAN head of electronic communications Ronel Le Grange, notes
the purpose of the hearing which will take place at the GZ function
centre is to provide a long term framework for the national
numbering plan that can be further developed to support the ever
changing telecommunication market in Namibia.
“More importantly, the numbering plan will provide for Mobile
Number Portability (MNP). CRAN will ensure that the numbering plan
is in accordance with ITU recommendations and other international
standards. All our licensees will have to ensure that only numbers
from the NMP assigned by CRAN will be allocated to customers.
Licensees must also not use the allocation of numbering resources to
gain competitive advantage,” Le Grange said.