Thursday, November 25, 2004

Germany to Issue "032" Numbers for VoIP

Germany's Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Posts (RegTP) published allocation rules for national VoIP numbers. The national numbers will use the "032" prefix and are defined like local numbers, but -- similar to mobile numbers -- are not linked to a particular locality.

Telephone service providers can now apply to RegTP national numbers in blocks of 1,000. To give everyone a fair chance, all applications received by 10 January 2005 will be regarded as having been received at the same time. According to the plans, the first allocations will then be made in that same month.

The allocation rules can be seen on RegTP's website in German.

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