Access Alert | Consultation on a Draft Decision Amending the French National Numbering Plan

Access Alert | Consultation on a Draft Decision Amending the French National Numbering Plan

The French Authority for the Regulation of Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP) has published a Draft Decision for Consultation, aimed at updating the framework governing the assignment and use of numbering resources in France, established by Decision No 2018-0881, as amended.[1]

This draft decision makes numerous amendments to the national numbering plan following the transposition into French Law of the European Electronic Communications Code.[2] In addition, it includes measures to enhance the management of scarce numbering resources, improve user protection against fraudulent and abusive practises, and embrace innovation and support new consumer uses.

The consultation is made up of 34 questions addressing issues such as, inter alia, the possibility of restricting the use of mobile numbers for interpersonal purposes only, the reduction of the maximum authorized number quarantine period, changes in the conditions for returning numbering resources to ARCEP or the proposal to create a category of extended length polyvalent numbers.

Access Partnership emphasizes the importance of responding to the ARCEP’s public consultation. The deadline for contributions has been set for 18 February.

If you are interested in learning more about the Draft Decision Amending the French National Numbering Plan, require support in drafting a response or engaging ARCEP for clarity, contact Chrystel Erotokritou, Compliance Manager, Access Partnership.

 

[1] Decision No. 2018-0881 of 24 July 2018 Establishing the National Numbering Plan and its Management Regulations, as amended.

[2] Directive (EU) 2018/1972 of the European Parliament and Council, of 11 December 2018 Establishing the European Electronic Communications Code.

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