This section provides information about UK Telephone Numbers, and allows Communications Providers to apply for Telephone Numbers from the National Numbering Scheme. It also provides information on Numbering policy such as Number Portability, and use of 070 Telephone Numbers.
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.