Plans underway to introduce new 05 mobile prefixes
We’re already starting to run out of 04 mobile numbers with preparations already underway to introduce a new 05 prefix.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) have made changes to the Telecommunications Number Plan to supplement the existing 04 digital mobile once these numbers are exhausted.
It is expected the 05 numbers will start being allocated by 2017.
Preparing the 05 prefix will provide a long-term certainty for the supply of mobile numbers well into the future.
“Demand for mobile numbers is being driven by new technologies like internet capable smart phones, tablets and machine to machine communications,” said ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman.
“The ACMA estimates an additional 100 million numbers will be needed to provide an adequate supply for more than 20 years.”