Guinea-Bissau introduces new numbering for fixed and mobile communications

4 September 2015

Fixed and mobile telephone numbers in Guinea-Bissau will be changed from seven to nine digits from 1 November, said Wednesday in Bissau the President of the National Numbering Planning Committee, Luis Seabra.

“The change in the numbering plan is essentially based on increasing the digits increase from seven to nine and a change in the codes for mobile and fixed-line networks,” said the president of committee set up within the National Regulatory Authority of Information and Communication Technologies (ARN).

As part of this change, mobile phone company Orange Bissau will use the 95 code and its counterpart, MTN, will use 96, state company Guinetel will use 97 and the fixed line network will use 44.

Users’ numbers will not be changed but will now be preceded by the new codes noted the ARN president.

Guinea-Bissau has a fixed-line network, which was disabled due to Guinea Telecom’s bankruptcy, and three companies providing mobile services, two private companies and a public company that has also been out of operation in the last few years.

The international dialling code for access to fixed and mobile networks in Guinea-Bissau is 245. (macauhub/GW)