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RD331 - ETNO Reflection document - Comments on the Draft ECC Report 154 on the Evolution of geographic numbers

  • ETNO finds the scarcity of numbers is not a reason for removing requirements for geographic information.
  • A specific need for nation-wide location number portability for geographic numbers should be assessed in the market before considering it as a reason to support location independent numbers evolution.
  • Nation-wide location number portability is a one way move which induces significant costs due to technical and business impacts. Such decisions must be preceded by large consultations with all stakeholders and can ultimately only be a part of a long term numbering strategy.
  • ETNO believes that this draft Report highlights interesting points but further work is necessary to complete this analysis and reach a conclusion on this issue.
  • ETNO welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Draft report 154 related to the evolution of Geographic Numbers.
  • ETNO agrees that there are different country specific solutions to cope with scarcity of numbers. Therefore the scarcity of numbers is not a reason for removing requirements for geographic information.
  • A specific need for nation-wide location number portability for geographic numbers should be assessed in the market before considering it as a reason to support location independent numbers evolution.
  • Nation-wide location number portability or any evolution regarding national geographic number policies is a one way move which induces significant costs due to technical and business impacts. The decisions in this area must be preceded by large consultations with all stakeholders including operators and users representatives and can ultimately only be a part of a long term numbering strategy.
  • ETNO believes that this draft Report highlights interesting points for possible geographic numbers evolution which might be unavoidable in the long term due to several elements such as e.g. the evolution of the market and the introduction of new technologies and services. However, further work is necessary to complete this analysis and reach a conclusion on this issue
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RD331 - ETNO Reflection document - Comments on the Draft ECC Report 154 on the Evolution of geographic numbers

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