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Danbatta deepens telecoms reforms, introduces numbering plan for networks
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), has approved the introduction of National Numbering Plan (NNP), a uniform numbering scheme for easy calls to subscribers and operators in the country.
Details gathered from the agencies website weekend showed that NNP is structured to provide a uniform dialing procedure for local, national long distance, international calls and calls to emergency, special services, independent of where the call is originating from within the country.
Coming with NPP include terminologies, dialing procedure, area codes by zone and primary centre and mobile telephony number allocation.
Listed terminologies include numbering area, trunk prefix, trunk code, directory number and international prefix, among others.
NCC said “Numbering area is part of the country to which a trunk code has been allocated and within that area only the directory numbers are dialed.
“Trunk prefix is the digit or a combination of digits to be dialed by a calling subscriber so as to obtain access to a trunk code and the numbering area.”
A telecoms expert who spoke to Business Hilights on the matter said it is a good idea as it will synchronize numbering codes and make access seamless.