Telephone line allocation to telecoms now 383 million, says NCC

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

According to a clarification from the NCC on Saturday, the 382.94 million telephone numbers is a total of all the telephone numbers allocated to telecom operators to date.

Some of the operators listed by NCC as beneficiaries included 21st Century Technologies, Airtel Networks, Big Picture Nigeria, Intercellular Nigeria Limited, EMTS Limited (9 Mobile), Globacom, iPNX Nigeria Limited and MTN Nigeria Communications.

The commission said the purpose of the National Numbering Plan was 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.


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