ACMA & INMS changes for 1300/1800 numbers - Explained Wednesday 30 September 2015 @ 16:42
There has been some coverage in the media recently about the shiny new ACMA numbering system, which has raised plenty of questions among providers. We have received numerous enquiries from customers about the scope of changes and whether they mean reduced costs or faster delivery.
Let's have a look at what the ACMA and INMS changes really mean for you.
Same, but different
The numbering function that used to be handled by INMS is now separated into two components: with the ACMA handling allocation of numbers, and INMS providing activation of numbers and still looking after number porting.
However, that's about it. There is no real change, the costs remain high, and the process is still bogged down with the same issues.
Numbering industry changes
The cost for a new number for the industry remains the same (or 50c higher to be precise), but is now comprised of two parts: the $15 INMS component plus the direct ACMA component.
To further the interests of our wholesale customers, Symbio has consistently advocated for numbering industry change, including submissions of feedback to the regulator both directly and via Communications Alliance.
We will continue to provide updates on any future changes. In the meantime, if you'd like to find out more about number hosting and porting with Symbio Networks, speak to your Symbio account manager or enquire online.