NPT consulting on use of mobile numbers for other services

23 Sep 2014

The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT) is seeking views from interested parties on whether or not numbers normally used for mobile services could also be utilised for other services. In outlining its plans to consult on the matter, the NPT noted that the debate had been prompted by requests from companies seeking to use mobile numbers for services such as mobile-centric voice-over-IP (VoIP). However, the watchdog said that it had previously been reluctant to allocate mobile numbers to such services due to a lack of regulatory clarity.

With the NPT saying it has already done some preliminary assessments relating to the allocation and use of mobile numbers for new services, it has invited comments from interested stakeholders; a deadline of 20 October 2014 has been set for submissions.