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The CEPT's Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) and the ECO have been actively involved in assisting National Regulatory Authorities to pursue these objectives during the process of liberalising electronic communications markets in Europe, as well as in the new environment that is emerging from the convergence of the traditional electronic communications market and the Internet.

Harmonisation of national numbering plans and policies is necessary to assist citizens travelling in an increasingly integrated Europe to stay connected with ease and at a reasonable cost. A good example of harmonisation is the single European emergency number 112 which allows European citizens to contact emergency assistance no matter where they are in Europe on a single common number. CEPT's Long Term Standardisation of National Numbering Plans (Recommendation T/SF 1) originating from 1972 is now a seminal document which started the process towards making pan-European 112 a reality.

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