Telephone numbers underpin all telecoms services and play a key role in how UK households and businesses access and pay for £34 billion worth of services every year. Under the Communications Act 2003 Ofcom is responsible for managing the UK National Telephone Numbering Plan - an important national resource.
Ofcom today set out its future approach to telephone numbering in the UK. The statement follows a full public consultation earlier this year. Ofcom received more than 200 responses from industry and consumers.