Management of numbers and codes
The CTU administers numbers for electronic communication networks and services using a numbering plan in order to ensure the administration and purposeful use of numbers, number ranges and codes, addresses and names (excepting Internet addresses) (hereinafter referred to as “numbers”). The numbers from numbering plans may only be used based on authorisation to use numbers. The award of authorisation to use numbers is governed by:
- Act No. 127/2005 Coll. on electronic communications and amending certain related acts (“Act on Electronic Communications”), as amended (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”), 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.
- 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.,
- Government Regulation No. 154/2005 Coll., on determining the amount and method of calculating charges for using radio frequencies and numbers, as amended by Government Regulation No. 288/2007 Coll., Government Regulation No. 162/2008 Coll., Government Regulation No. 228/2009 Coll., Government Regulation No. 156/2011 Coll., and Government Regulation No. 175/2012 Coll.,
- 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 lodged with the Office, the Office decides on the awarding of authorisation to use numbers to any business undertaking ensuring 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 private communication networks, the Office is also authorised to award such authorisation to a legal person that is not a business undertaking according to the first sentence. In the cases of harmonised European numbers, the Office decides on awarding authorisation to business undertakings which ensure a public communication network or provide a publicly available electronic communication service or to a legal person not undertaking business whose activity corresponds to the purpose for which these numbers are reserved.