Thursday, March 4, 2021

NCC Allocates 383 Million New Telephone Numbers

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The Nigerian Communications Commission has provided 382.94 million new telephone numbers for the use of telecommunications operators.

The commission assigned the numbers to 34 licensed telecom operators in the first quarter of 2021, as contained in the NCC’s Q1 2021 National Numbering Plan.

The numbering plan is used to allocate a unique national number to each subscriber, connected to the national telephone system.

According to the NCC, the purpose of the NNP is to set up a uniform numbering scheme and the associated dialling procedures to be used in the network to allow subscribers and operators to set up calls