This final explanatory statement sets out Ofcom's decision to proceed with:
a) its proposal to add the mobile number ranges 071 to 075 to Part A of the National Telephone Numbering Plan (‘the Numbering Plan’) so that these sub-ranges will be designated for mobile services; and
b) its proposal to modify the application form for 07 numbers so that the 075 range can be opened for allocation now.
Ofcom has decided to proceed with its plans to increase the supply of mobile numbers as a priority and therefore separately from other parts of the July 2006 Statement in order to ensure that sufficient mobile number blocks are available for allocation to communications providers.
Ofcom has decided to implement the modifications to the Numbering Plan to designate 071 to 075 for mobile services and to amend the 07 application form to include the 075 range. Ofcom is satisfied that these modifications meet the legal tests set out in Annex 2 of the July 2006 Statement and restated in Annex 2 of this document. Notifications of these changes are at Annexes 3 and 4 respectively.