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NTA Ordered Ntc To Stop Distributing 974 Range Mobile Numbers

State-owned telecom NTC has been urged to stop distributing 974 range mobile numbers. NTA, the telecom regulatory body made the decree on the grounds that Ncell had started selling its 97 range GSM numbers without its authorization. NTA made the decision during its board decision on Kartik 29.

Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has called on NTC (Nepal Telecom) to halt its distribution of 97 range SMS mobile numbers. The state-telco had begun circulating the 97 range mobile numbers after it exhausted the previous 98 based GSM contacts.

NTC started its 97 range numbers since Chaitra by converting CDMA’s 97 range into GSM services. However, NTA has asked it to stop the distribution of the 97-based number. The authority says NTC’s distribution of new 97 range numbers went without its authority.

Do Read: Mobile Number Portability in Nepal

NTA Wants NTC Stop Distributing 974 Range GSM Number

NTA reasons that NTC has not received approval to sell its 974 range GSM mobile numbers. The authority says it is cautioning the state telco over the 97 range SIM distribution and will invoke Telecommunications 2053 if it repeats such unauthorized action again.

“Recycling the numbers (CDMA to GSM) would affect the users. This is why NTA has decided that NTC must stop circulating its 974 range GSM mobile numbers”, NTA says.

Also read: OTP Receiving Issue in 97 Range Numbers of NTC

NTA though has maintained that NTC could continue using 976 range numbers. This range was temporarily allowed for operation but the authority has allowed the range to NTC for permanent use.

Have you been using any 974 range mobile number? If yes, then you must have faced the issue of OTPs not arriving on your phones. Do share your experience with us in the comments below.

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