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Decisions taken regarding Ensuring Adequate Numbering Resources for Fixed Line and Mobile Services

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  • November 27, 2020
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Decisions taken regarding Ensuring Adequate Numbering Resources for Fixed Line and Mobile Services

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure

In news

  • With the consideration of TRAI Recommendation on “Ensuring Adequate Numbering Resources for Fixed Line and Mobile Services”, Department of Telecommunications shall implement certain decisions.

Decisions taken

  • All Fixed to Mobile calls will be dialed with prefix ‘0’ from 15th January, 2021.
  • There will be no change in dialling plan from fixed to fixed, mobile to fixed and mobile to mobile calls.
  • An announcement shall be played whenever a subscriber dials a fixed to mobile call without prefixing ‘0’.
  • All fixed line subscribers will be provided with ‘0’ dialling facility.
  • A total of approximately 2539 million numbering series is expected to be generated from the above. 
  • This will free up sufficient numbering resources for future use.
  • With the freeing up of sufficient numbering resources, more number of connections can be added in future which will be beneficial to the mobile customers at large.

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