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10 things to know about the 11-digit mobile numbers that TRAI is considering

10 things to know about the 11-digit mobile numbers that TRAI is considering
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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is considering to change the numbering schemes for mobile phones in India

According to reports, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is considering changing the numbering schemes for mobile phones in India. One of the thought is to increase the mobile phone number from 10 to 11 digits. One of the reasons behind this increase in demand in the number of telephone connections.

Here's all that you need to know about it:

1. One big reason for this consideration is the rise in demand for telephone numbers.

2. Trai wants to explore options; changing the mobile numbering system is one among them.

3. The 10-digit mobile numbers beginning with 9, 8 and 7 can grant 2.1 billion connections.

4. Around 2.6 billion more numbers are needed to cater to need of India by 2050.

5. India had reviewed its numbering plans twice in the past, 1993 and 2003.

6. The 2003 numbering plan made space for 750 million phone connections, out of these 450 million were cellular and 300 for basic or landline phones.

7. Trai feels that the current availability of numbering resources is vulnerable because of the demand in the number of connections.

8. Another reason why 11-digit numbers may be considered is due to the rise in the number of mobile phone connections.

9. Fixed line numbers could also move to 10-digit numbering other than mobile phones.

10. Shifting data-only mobile numbers (for dongle connections) from 10 digits to 11 digits numbering may also help and vacate specific number series starting from 3, 5 and 6.

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