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Individual Authorisation for Use of Numbers


The Office shall:

a) Administer the numbers;
b) Prepare and issue the numbering plan,
c) Issue individual authorisations for using numbers.

     Numbers means the calling numbers, the numbering blocks and the addresses of public networks and services.

     In the numbering plan, the Office shall lay down the rules for setting and using numbers and general terms and conditions for their allocation ensuring equivalent treatment of all providers of public services. Upon its elaboration, the Office shall respect international agreements and obligations of the Slovak Republic resulting from its membership in international organisations, and also take into account the development of new services and ensure sufficient quantity of numbers.

     The undertaking shall be obliged to provide the Office, upon its request, with the information necessary for preparation and execution of the numbering plan.

     The numbering plan shall be laid down as a generally binding legal regulation issued by the Office. 

     Individual authorisation for the use of numbers means the decision of the Office on the allocation of numbers in accordance with the numbering plan.

     The Office shall allocate numbers on the basis of the application of an undertaking providing public network or public services or on the basis of the application of a person requiring allocation of a harmonised European number of social value to provide harmonised services of social value within three weeks since receiving the application in line with Subsection 3.

The application for allocation of numbers shall contain:

a) identification data of the applicant under Section 15, Subsection 2, Letter a),
b) Information about the requested numbers,
c) Purpose of use of numbers,
d) Period of use of numbers,
e) where applicable, an annex consisting of the documents on fulfilling the conditions for the allocation of the harmonised number of social value under a special regulation .

Individual authorisation for the use of numbers may contain only:

a) Identification data of the applicant to whom the numbers are allocated,
b) Allocated numbers and definition of the service for which the number shall be used, including any requirements related to the provision of such a service,
c) Principles of setting the prices and maximum prices of certain numbers, if necessary for end users protection,
d) Requirements for number portability,
e) Specific terms and conditions for the use of allocated numbers,
f) Period for which the numbers are allocated,
g) Repeated payment for the allocated numbers and the payment method,
h) Imposing the obligation to submit a report on the use of numbers to the Office annually in the period stipulated in the decision,
i) Obligations arising under international agreements related to use of numbers. 

The Office shall not allocate the numbers if:

a) It is necessary for the compliance with the obligation of the Slovak Republic arising under an international agreement or membership in an international organisation,
b) The numbering plan does not permit allocation of numbers,
c) The required numbers are not available,
d) The applicant for allocation of a harmonised European number of social value does not meet the requirements for allocation of number under a special regulation24,
e) It has withdrawn the applicant the individual authorisation for the use of number within the last three years or decided on withdrawal of the allocated number under Subsection 9, Letter a), Point 1 to 3. 

The Office shall decide on the change of the allocated number:

a) Where necessary for the compliance with the obligation of the Slovak Republic arising under an international agreement or membership of the Slovak Republic in an international organisation;
b) Where necessary in relation to state defence, security of the state, and the public order protection,
c) Where necessary in the interest of maintaining security of public traffic, due to technical or operational reasons,
d) In the interest of adaptation to market requirements or requirements of users,
e) If there has been a change in the circumstances under which the number was allocated,
f) On the basis of a reasoned application of the holder of an individual authorisation for the use of numbers.

     In the proceedings pursuant to Subsection 6, the Office shall communicate the holder of the individual authorisation for the use of numbers the intended change in writing; the holder of the individual authorisation for the use of numbers may provide his statement to the intended change within the four weeks from the delivery of the communication.

     The holder of the individual authorisation for the use of numbers shall be obliged within the period determined by the Office and upon its own cost execute the decision of the Office on change of the allocation of numbers under Subsection 6, Letters a) to e).

    The Office shall withdraw the individual authorisation for the use of numbers or decide on withdrawal of the allocated number if:

a) the holder of the individual authorisation for use of numbers

1. Fails to comply with the obligations stipulated by this Act or by the individual authorisation for the use of numbers, including its amendments, although he was notified, in writing, of the possibility of withdrawal of the number and has not applied remedy within the stipulated period; this shall not apply to the annual payment for the allocated numbers,
2. did not use that number for a period of at least 12 months from the allocation of the number or stopped using the allocated numbers for at least three months,
3. Has not settled the repeated payment for the allocated numbers within three months from the payment’s due date,
4. No longer fulfils the conditions for the use of allocated harmonised European number of social value under a special regulation24,

b) It is necessary in terms of state defence, security of state or protection of public order;

The individual authorisation for the use of numbers shall expire from the date :

a) of expiration of the period for which the number was allocated,
b) of delivery of the announcement of the holder of the individual authorisation for the use of numbers on returning the numbers to the Office,
c) of delivery of the announcement of the undertaking on terminating the network or service provision,
d) of validity in law of the decision on revoking the number,
e) of cessation of the holder of the individual authorisation for the use of numbers; this shall not apply where the holder has his legal successor,
f) of validity in law of the decision on the ban to provide networks or services. 

     The undertaking shall allocate the number to other subscriber no sooner than six months from the date on which the contract, through which the given number was allocated, on the provision of public services of the previous subscriber has expired.

     The holder of the individual authorisation for the use of numbers shall be obliged to pay for every allocated number an annual repeated payment in line with the tariff of fees. The tariff of fees shall be determined by a generally binding legal regulation issued by the Office.

     The holder of the individual authorisation for the use of numbers shall not discriminate other undertakings in terms of the numbering ranges allowing access to their services.

More information:

Fax: +421 48 413 5001
e-mail: beata.durecova@teleoff.gov.sk