Due to the potential of a high proliferation of Machine-to-Machine/Internet of Things (M2M/IoT) connectivity services and other non-interpersonal communications services (Non-ICS), the MCA has identified the need to revise the current national numbering framework, which was established back in 2006 prior to this market development, to cater specifically for these technologies.
As a result, on 29th March 2019 the Authority published a consultation paper entitled ‘Numbering Resources for M2M/IoT Connectivity Services (and other Non-Interpersonal Communications Services (Non-ICS))’ with the scope to provide interested parties with the opportunity to contribute towards this initiative intended to update the MCA decision ‘Development of the Numbering Plan’ of 2006 to cater for these technologies. During the consultation period which ran until 6th May 2019, the Authority received feedback from three respondents.
The Authority is hereby publishing its decision on numbering resources for M2M/IoT connectivity services and other Non-ICS. The corresponding update to the MCA decision ‘Development of the Numbering Plan’ has also been published.
Numbering Resources for M2M/IoT Connectivity Services (and other Non-Interpersonal Communications Services (Non-ICS))