NNP: NCC Denies Allocation of 383M New Numbers in Q2021
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said 383 million is the total number of telephone numbers allocated to all telecommunications services providers since the inception of digital mobile services in the country in 2001 and not new numbers.
In a clarifying statement forwarded to Gtechnews by the Commission’s Public Affairs Director, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, said, a national daily wrongly interpreted an update report on National Numbering Plan, posted on its official website.
“National Numbering Plan (2021 Q1)’ is a routine periodic report issued as part of the Commission’s regulatory mandate to publish and update all telephone numbers allocated to service providers for the benefit of stakeholders.
“The purpose of the National Numbering Plan in the telecommunications sector is to set up a uniform numbering scheme and the associated dialing procedures to be used in the networks to allow the subscribers and operators to set up calls”.