Number management

A. General information

CTU manages numbers for electronic communication networks and services using a numbering plan in order to ensure the administration and purposeful use of numbers, sequences and codes, addresses and names (except Internet addresses) (hereinafter referred to as “numbers”). The numbers from numbering plans may only be used based on authorisation to use numbers. The authorisation to use numbers is governed by:

  1. Act No. 127/2005 Coll. on electronic communications, Section 30 and Section 32 of which lay down the principles for the award of authorisation to use numbers and Section 36 of which the principles for changing, prolonging, withdrawing and the expiration of validity of authorisation to use numbers.
  2. Decree No. 117/2007 Coll. on numbering plans for electronic communication networks and services, as amended by Decree No. 231/2008 Coll., Decree No. 267/2009 Coll., Decree No. 53/2011 Coll. and Decree No. 124/2012 Coll.,
  3. Government Regulation No. 154/2005 Coll., on determining the amount and method of calculating charges for using radio frequencies and numbers, the obligations arising from membership held by the Czech Republic in international organisations (European Commission decisions, CEPT and ITU recommendations, ETSI standards).

The numbers according to numbering plans may only be used based on authorisation to use numbers. Based on an application submitted to CTU, CTU decides on granting an authorisation to use numbers to any undertaking providing a public communication network or providing a publicly available electronic communication service according to general authorisation or using such network or service in accordance with the terms and conditions ensuring the purposeful use of numbers. In the case of authorisation to use numbers connected to non-private communication networks or short numbers (short codes), CTU is also authorised to award such authorisation to a legal person that is not an undertaking according to the first sentence. In the cases of European harmonised numbers, CTU decides on awarding authorisation to undertakings which provide a public communication network or provide a publicly available electronic communication service or to a legal person not undertaking a business whose activity corresponds to the purpose for which these numbers are reserved. CTU also decides about withdrawing, changing or prolonging the authorisation to use numbers.

The CTU charges fees for the use of numbers pursuant to Section 37 of Act No. 127/2005 Coll. The amount and method of calculating the fees for the use of numbers are set out in Government Regulation No 154/2005 Coll., as amended, and in its application the fees are specified in the authorisation decision. The fees for the right to use numbers shall be paid into the CTU's revenue account No. 19-4422091/0710, held at the CNB, Prague branch. The fees for the rights arising from the authorisation for the use of numbers for a pro rata part of the year are payable within 15 days from the date of entry into legal force of the authorisation for the use of numbers, and the annual fees are payable on 31 January of each year for the duration of the relevant authorisation.

B. How to submit an application for granting an authorisation to use numbers

An application for the award of authorisation to use numbers must comprise:

  1. if the applicant is:
    1. a legal person undertaking business,
      trade name, address of registered office or address of registered office of subdivision in the Czech Republic, Company Registration Number, if assigned, first name or names, surname and place of residence of person authorised to act on behalf of this legal person;

    2. a natural person undertaking business,
      first name or names, surname, or trade name, place of residence, address of place of business or address of registered office of subdivision in the Czech Republic, and Company Registration Number, if assigned;,

    3. a legal person not undertaking business,
      name, address of registered office and Company Registration Number, if assigned,

  2. information about the numbers which are requested and the purpose of their use,
  3. the requested period of using numbers.

An application for the authorisation to use numbers must be substantiated with a copy of a contract or deed or establishment or foundation of a legal person for persons not already entered in the Commercial Register.

The same form is used to apply for a change, prolong the period of validity or withdraw authorisation to use numbers. An application for the prolongation of the period of validity of authorisation to use numbers must be delivered to CTU not later than one month before the date of expiration of its validity.

An application for the authorisation (change, prolongation of period of validity, withdrawal) to use numbers and the transfer authorisation to use numbers to another undertaking is sent to the address specified here.

CTU collects administrative fees according to Act No. 634/2004 Coll. on administrative fees, as amended, for the award of a decision on authorisation to use numbers of CZK 5,000 and for prolonging the period of validity of or making a change to authorisation to use numbers of CZK 500. No administrative fee is charged for the award of a decision to withdraw authorisation to use numbers. Administrative fees are usually paid into the administrative fees account, account number 3711-4422091/0710, held at the Czech National Bank, Prague branch, under a specific payment identification code (“variabilní symbol”) determined by CTU after receiving the application from the applicant. Administrative fees are also not charged for the issue of decision on authorisation pursuant to Section 32 (5), this is an ex officio decision, not an application.

If you have any questions, you can call the following Office telephone numbers, Division for Regulating Communication Activities and Postal Services, Department of Administration of Numbers:

  • 224 004 741 – telephone numbers for public fixed and mobile telephone network, postcodes and codes, identifiers, abbreviated telephone numbers, telephone numbers for services charged to the called party, with shared costs, virtual call cards and universal access number, tranfer of authorisation,
  • 224 004 563 – telephone numbers for services with expressed price
  • 224 004 776 – the administration of fees for utilisation of numbers.

 

Allocated numbers and codes can be found in the search database.

 

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