Num­ber Management

Number Management is responsible for structuring the national numbering space, setting the conditions for allocating and using numbers, and processing applications for numbers and number blocks.

Telephone numbers

Telephone numbers are numbers which, when dialled in the public telephone service, allow a connection to a specific destination to be set up. Some numbers are character sequences which are used only for technical addressing purposes and which cannot be dialled by subscribers.

The German numbering space is the part identified by the country code 49 of the international numbering space as defined in Recommendation E.164: „The international public telecommunication numbering plan“ and is regulated in the Numbering plan for the numbering space for public telecommunications.

Information for specific numbers and number ranges in the German numbering space
Geographic numbers(0)32 National subscriber numbers
110, 112 Emergency numbers(0)15, (0)16, (0)17 Numbers for mobile services
115 Single government service telephone number(0)164, (0)168, (0)169 Numbers fpr paging services
116xyz Numbers for harmonised services of social value(0)180 Numbers for medium rate services
118xy Numbers for directory enquiries(0)700 Personal numbers
010 Carrier codes for carrier selection or carrier pre-selection(0)800 Numbers for freephone services
(0)137 Numbers for short-term mass calling(0)900 Numbers for premium rate services
(0)18 Numbers for virtual private networks (VPNs)(0)9009 Numbers for diallers
(0)181 Numbers for international virtual private networks (IVPNs)(0)31x Numbers for test purposes
(0)19xyz Numbers for online servicesCollect Calls
(0)19x Routing codesMachine-to-machine communications (M2M)
Asterisk* numbers

Technical Numbers

Information for specific technical numbers
ADMD-Namen Administration Management Domains (X.400)Kurzwahlnummern im Mobilfunk
Closed User Group Interlock Codes (CUGIC - Q.763/X.180)NCC National Colour Codes
DNIC Data Network Identification Codes (Codes zur Identifikation von Datenübermittlungsnetzen X.121)Rufzeichen für Luftfunkstellen im zivilen mobilen Flugfunk
Equipment Manufacturer Codes for Telematic Protocols (T.35)Nummern für den See- und Binnenschifffahrtsfunk
Individual TETRA Subscriber Identities (ITSI)Carrier/Service Provider Object Identifier Branches (OKA-ND-X.660)
ICC ITU Carrier Codes (M.1400)PK Portierungskennungen
International Mobile Station Equipment Identities (IMEI)Signalling Point Codes (SPC)
IMSI International Mobile Subscriber IdentityCharging Reference Branches (TRZ)
IIN Issuer Identifier Numbers (E.118)Nummern für Campusnetze