Vorsprung durch technik?
For all those who have been pondering the age-old question "when is a non-geographic number not non-geographic?" the German regulator RegTP has the answer. Curiously coming on the same day when T-Online highlighted its domestic VoIP ambitions (as well as EUR1bn in investment in unbundling in Spain and France to become the number one or two alternative player in those markets - see Mutual Assured Destruction), RegTP has published its rules for the proposed 032 non-geographic numbers. It is taking applications from today, with a view to the first allocations in January of next year. However, if you don't have either a place of residence or incorporation in Germany, you can't have one.