[WEBINAR] Application Acceleration: Faster Performance for End Users

Numbering Plan

Definition - What does Numbering Plan mean?

A numbering plan is a telecommunication scheme through which telephone numbers are assigned to subscribers and telephony endpoints. Each telephone number is an address assigned to an endpoint in a network through which a designated subscriber can be reached. Depending on the local telephony requirements and network, a numbering plan can follow a number of strategies.

A numbering plan is also known as a telephone numbering plan.

Techopedia explains Numbering Plan

A numbering plan can be generally divided into open and closes numbering plans. An open numbering plan can assign various numbers of digits, while a closed numbering plan has a set number of digits. Numbering plans, in many cases, most significantly depend on the geographical zone of the subscriber: a fixed number of area codes is allotted depending on the state, city or region. Any user dialing from within a network must first specify the area code if dialing outside their local zone. Not only public switched telephone networks (PSTNs) but private telephone networks employ numbering plan schemes as well.

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
"Techopedia" on Twitter

Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud
Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud:
The Path to Hybrid Cloud: Intelligent Bursting To Amazon Web Services & Microsoft Azure
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.