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ENUM & VoIP numbers governments perspective Thomas de Haan Policy Coordinator Ministry of Economic Affairs 14 October 2005 The Hague.

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1 ENUM & VoIP numbers governments perspective Thomas de Haan Policy Coordinator Ministry of Economic Affairs 14 October 2005 The Hague

2 Program n Introduction n Dutch ENUM root n NLEG Working Group n Recommendations n Delegation n VoIP telephone numbers n Liberalisation and new ranges 085/091

3 Our Mission Ministry of Economic Affairs: Achieve sustainable economic growth DG Telecom & Post (coordinates national ICT policies)...by creating optimal use of ICT networks

4 Governments goals n Create right conditions for smooth functioning of networks n Stimulate smart use of networks n Ensure stability n Formulate rules for consumer protection Consumers Continuity Competitive power Coordination

5 Govs involvement in ENUM? Manager National Telephone Numbering Scheme n Facilitate market demands n Ensure equal access, sufficient capacity, long term stability, user friendliness, etc n Accommodate European harmonization Guardian role; responsable for integrity of the scheme and protection of its users

6 Govs interest in ENUM? ENUM leads to the creation of a publicly accessible database for all kinds of identifier look ups. Benefits; n Stimulates interoperability (use of open standard) n Makes alternative and innovative routing possible n Enables convergence telecom/internet services n Based on known/proven DNS technology; low threshold/cost effective to implement

7 NLEG n Industry Working Group n DGTP chair n Broad composition ISOC, KPN, NLIP, Nominum, OPTA, RIPE/NCC, SIDN, n Recommendations (nov 2002)

8 Registration n opt in principle applies n confirmation of the registrants identity n verification that the application is being made by or on behalf of the registrant n check on whether the telephone number being registered is actually in use by the registrant NLEG Recommendations (1)

9 Modification/termination 5.When modifying NAPTR records it is necessary to verify that this is being done by or on behalf of the registrant. 6.A registrant who inserts NAPTR records or arranges for them to be inserted must be authorized to use this access information. 7.If it turns out that a registrant has included access information of a third party, or arranged for it to be included in the NAPTR records without being authorized to do so, registration of the telephone number in ENUM will be cancelled. 8.If, after registration in ENUM, the registrants use of the telephone number concerned ends, the number must be removed from ENUM. 9.If a user no longer uses a telephone number, the number holder is authorized to have it deleted from ENUM. NLEG Recommendations (2)

10 NLEG Recommendations (3) 10. Self regulation prevails - no governments involvement in management or operation 11. Government; investigate delegation - given the ad hoc delegation now 12. Start a field trial of ENUM - test framework presented in report

11 NLEG report

12 And now? n After a quiet period after 2002, interest suddenly increased beginning of 2005 n Investigating redelegation to Tier-1, Requirements & considerations n Commitment to NLEG report and its recommendations n Ability to conduct a neutral and open field trial n Support from the LIC n proven record performing a stable and robust registry function n no commercial registrar involvement

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16 Numbering for VoIP (1) n Plans to change national Numbering Scheme to facilitate new developments such as VoIP n Liberalise the existing destination of geographic numbers by introducing an elastic band n Nomadic use outside area of area code possible n But users residence should still be within area

17 Numbering for VoIP (2) n Introduction of new non-geographic numbers n 085- range (10 digits) with modest call tariffs; from zero up to interlocal level, e.g. pure VoIP n 091- range (10 digits); more freedom in tariff structure, e.g. added value services No influence on the use of other VoIP identifiers!

18 Numbering for VoIP planning n State of play: change proposal currently under discussion n To be consulted end of 2005; availability new numbers expected beginning of 2006 n Please stay tuned;

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20 Thank you If you like to be informed about fieldtrial and tier-1 developments please contact me at


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