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Migration from seven to eight digits of Telephone Numbers assigned for Mobile Networks on the 1st September 2013
Port-Louis: The migration from seven to eight digits of telephone numbers assigned to mobile networks will be implemented on the 1st September 2013 at 00:00 hrs [local time] as per the latest decision issued by the ICT Authority on the 11 February 2013.
The ICT Authority has issued this decision, in the exercise of its statutory functions under the Information and Communication Technologies Act 2001 as amended pursuant to sections 17(3), 18(1)(f) and 18(1)(q) of the said Act.
The number ‘5’ will be the new leading digit that will have to be added in front of all existing seven digits numbers listed in the table below as from the 1st September 2013 at 00:00 hrs.
Existing seven digits numbers
Corresponding eight digits numbers after 1st September 2013 (00:00)
421-xxxx to 423-xxxx
5421-xxxx to 5423-xxxx
428-xxxx to 429-xxxx
5428-xxxx to 5429-xxxx
471-xxxx to 479-xxxx
5471-xxxx to 5479-xxxx
70x-xxxx to 79x-xxxx
570x-xxxx to 579x-xxxx
875-xxxx to 878-xxxx
5875-xxxx to 5878-xxxx
90x-xxxx to 98x-xxxx
590x-xxxx to 598x-xxxx
In order to implement this decision, a Telecommunication directive, TD 1 of 2013 has also been released. This Directive provides additional obligations on all public operators and service providers with respect to the migration.
The Authority will soon undertake a comprehensive communication campaign to inform the general public of the changes.
This major development is being implemented after various consultations with mobile operators and different stakeholders such as consumer organisations and representatives of the civil society.
The Decision [ICTA/DEC/I/2013] and the Telecom Directive 1 of 2013 may be consulted on the website of the Authority at the following links respectively:
By adopting this migration, the ICT Authority is reforming the numbering space to make room for further innovations in this sector.
15 February 2013