ANACOM has provided a clarification, issued on 8 June 2008, on the provision of electronic communication services using geographic, nomadic or other types of numbers.
In view of issues raised, both with respect to requests for clarification, and to various actions of inspection, ANACOM has decided to clarify the following:
1. The numbers of the NNP may only be allocated to final customers/users by operators/providers with declaration of activity issued by ICP-ANACOM for the provision of services which are compatible with such numbers. NNP numbers may be used to access the ECSs offered by operators/providers without declaration of activity issued by ANACOM where the property of the traffic generated for these number consubstantiates a service whose provision does not take place in Portugal.
2. Such numbers may be obtained by operators/providers through one of the following means: (i) requesting the allocation of the respective rights from ANACOM, (ii) through the transfer of the usage rights if such numbers are from another operator/providers, authorized by ANACOM.
3. The allocation of rights to use numbers of the NNP is governed by conditions including, for geographic numbers, the need to respect the use of the number in a single fixed location - the address of the subscriber - situated in the geographic area indicated by the digits with geographic significance which are a component of the number. In respect of 1., non-geographic translation numbers of the NNP may be used to access call centres at a global level.