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Money from number auctions will go to charity, says TRA

Money from quantity auctions will go to charity, says TRA

The maximum bidding quantity for a quantity has been fixed at RO5,000, whilst the minimum quantity for diamond and gold numbers has been set at RO100 and RO75 respectively.
In a choice (No 1/2008) issued by TRA on January four, the authority laid down the regulations for auction of particular numbers. Those interested will get a opportunity to register on the internet on operator’s (Omantel/Ooredoo) web site right after payment of RO20.

An official at TRA told Muscat Daily that according to the telecom regulations, the authority has the proper to give the cash generated from auction of numbers to charity.

The official also stated that the initial auction is probably to take location in the initial quarter of this year.

Under the non-geographic public telecommunications numbers, TRA has divided particular numbers into 3 categories: Diamond, gold and silver. While diamond and gold auction worth begins at RO100 and RO75, silver numbers are not incorporated in the auction and have a fixed value of RO50. TRA allocates the operators a block of 100,000 numbers. Each block includes a variety of particular numbers which are typically extracted separately.

There are 5 kinds of diamond numbers, and seven sort every of gold and silver numbers.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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