What types of fees is set on Reservation / Allocation for numbers (Application Fees, Renewal Application Fees, and Number Allocation Fees)?
Based on TRA’s final draft Numbering Regulation, the TRA intends to apply allocation and recurring fees as follows:
- One time allocation fee per number (for blocks of number)
- Yearly fees per used numbers.
Can you provide us with the values of those fees?
TRA intends to apply the following fees:
- One-time fee of 225LBP/allocated number for blocks of numbers (not applicable in case of short numbers).
- Yearly fee per used number as follows:
- Mobile : 225 LBP/year/ used number
- Fixed: 112.50 LBP/year/ used number
- Short Number: 225,000 LBP/year/used number
Do you have Classifications for special numbers (Diamond, Golden, and Silver)? If so, the rates are based on what formula?
Based on TRA’s final draft Numbering Regulation, TRA does not intend to classify or differentiate memorable numbers.
What is the methodology used for pricing numbers? Is it based on cost recovery, benchmarking, auctions or any other methods?
Based on TRA’s final draft Numbering Regulation, the TRA intends from time to time to determine and publish in the Official Gazette and its website a schedule of its charges for numbers. In doing so the TRA may also take into account additional factors including but not limited to:
- Recovering the costs of maintaining the National Numbering Plan and the National Numbering Database
- Recovering the costs of supervising and enforcing adherence to the conditions of use
- Raising utilizations (by, in particular, discouraging applications for unnecessary blocks, encouraging the use of adjacent blocks and encouraging the return of unused blocks)
- Being fair to new Service Providers (by, in particular, introducing charges for granting applications for blocks only if there are corresponding charges for blocks that have been assigned or reserved already)
- The inherent value of memorable numbers within blocks allocated to Service Providers
- Every Service Provider shall pay the relevant charges for numbers to the TRA at the time and in the manner that the TRA determines.
Furthermore, what is the factor that had been taken into setting number charges? (Type of service, no. of digits…)
Based on TRA’s final draft Numbering Regulation the TRA intends in setting the number charges , to take into account the number of digits (long or short numbers) and the type of service (Mobile or Fixed) for which the numbers are allocated.
Please send us detailed numbering plan of Lebanon including fixed, mobile and other ranges split by the operator providing these ranges. The latest update I found on ITU site is from year 2011 but the information about the operator providing the services is missing.
The current national numbering plan is a closed numbering plan that has no area code. Thus, a uniform dialing procedure is applied to all calls. It makes all numbers (except international numbers and short codes) have the same length. To view the current national numbering plan click here