Project title: Strategic research telephone numbering
Client: Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
Publication date: March 2007
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The ministry of Economic Affairs, the Directorate-General of Energy and Telecom (DGET), by the Telecommunication-law has the responsibility on naming- and numbering-systems that are applied in Telecommunication. Traditionally, DGET fulfils this responsibility by establishing numbering-plans. The best known example is the numbering-plan telephone and ISDN services.

Due to significant changes in technology and the market over the last years, DGET is forced to check whether numbering-plans and the way numbering policy has been implemented fit market demands. Stratix was given an assignment to research the future of numbering policy for the coming 5 years. The objective for this research was:

"Developing sufficient insight in the relevant development of the coming 5 years (2007-2012) and establish an outline for the desired changes in numbering policy for this period, including aspects on implementation, consumer protection and the international context"

The direction of this research is set concretely by DGET by, in collaboration with OPTA, formulating four main questions with twenty subquestions that explain the main questions in more detail. The project had a duration of 5 months: from November 2006 to March 2007.


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