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Sri Lanka’s telecom regulator is reviving a long overdue access-code plan coming under the 2003 international voice market liberalization. Sri Lanka’s telecom regulator is reviving a long overdue access-code plan coming under the 2003 international voice market liberalization. The four digit numbers proposed during the 2003 liberalisation process recommended access codes as a means of letting users of any network to access third-party services through their existing connection.

However, the approvals for the new proposal will have to wait for new a Commission to be appointed after the previous committee was disbanded with the November 2005 Presidential election.

The new recommendations have however dropped an earlier proposed auction model, with the each licensee allowed to bid for their favoured numbers.

The new proposal outlines the number distribution mechanism and options for pricing and possible fee structures for usage.

Some 32 licenses were issued, including licenses to existing telecom networks and data network operators.

The new access code proposal also looks at utilizing the four digits numbers for oth