BEREC

Numbering DB for extra territorial use

BEREC is entrusted to maintain the numbering resources database containing E.164 numbers that can be used extraterritorial. For this purpose, Member States shall transmit the relevant information to BEREC. The European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) made a step towards harmonisation, but many details remain in national competence. In this respect, BEREC is required to constantly monitor each Member State's implementation status to be able to establish the database and keep it up to date.

Information regarding the number ranges with a right of extraterritorial use within the European Union or European Economic Area (EU/EEA) is organised in records. In the database, among other, there is information on country codes, number ranges, maximum and minimum number lengths. There are also links to the general rules or relevant conditions for the Member States in the database. Moreover, the database also contains information on the number ranges with a right of extraterritorial use only in EU/EEA.

The EECC foresees that the numbering resources database will enable an extraterritorial use of non-geographic numbers within the EU to provide non-interpersonal communications services.  

Whilst ‘non-interpersonal communications services’ encompasses different types of services. They include mobile internet access services, machine-to-machine/Internet of Things services and other services within an M2M/IoT context, such as communication with autonomous devices (e.g. remote setting of devices, etc.).