Numbering Resources for M2M/IoT Connectivity Services (and other Non-Interpersonal Communications Services (Non-ICS))

Due to the potential of a high proliferation of Machine-to-Machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity services and other non-interpersonal communications services (Non-ICS), the Malta Communications Authority (MCA) is proposing a revision to the numbering framework especially to cater specifically for these technologies by means of this consultation paper. Since the current national numbering framework was established back in 2006 prior to this market development, numbering related requirements specific to these services are currently not being catered for.

Whilst it has always been the MCA’s objective to ensure that the Maltese regulatory framework is conducive to accommodate such emerging technologies, on the other hand it also needs to ensure that this is achieved with the least possible impact on, and in harmony with, existing conventional electronic communications services. This is also the case if foreign numbering resources are utilised for Non-ICS.

The scope of this consultation is to provide interested parties with the opportunity to contribute towards this initiative intended to update the MCA decision ‘Development of the Numbering Plan’ of 2006 to cater for these technologies. 

Regulatory Type: 
Electronic Communications

MCA Reference: 
MCA/C/19-3510