The ACMA is seeking comment on a proposal to exempt 4 short-digit access codes from the annual numbering charges. The affected codes are:

  • carriage service provider identification codes;
  • virtual private network access codes;
  • international access codes; and
  • incoming-only international access codes.

The ACMA is also proposing to restrict the number of these codes allocated to individual companies, to ensure that these access codes continue to be used efficiently when no longer subject to numbering charges.

The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 19 December 2012.

For more information please see the ACMA Media Release. You can view a copy of the proposed draft instruments here and here.