In May 2012 The Agence de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes (ARCEP), Libreville announced an update to Gabon’s telephone numbering system. The update was scheduled for June 17, 2012. Before this date fixed and mobile telephone numbers in Gabon (when dialed from abroad) had the following dialing format:
-Fixed: xx xx xx
-Mobile: 0x xx xx xx.
As of June 17, 2012 both fixed and mobile numbers in Gabon have 7 digits. This change was achieved by removing the starting zero in mobile phones and adding digit 1 (one) to 6 digit fixed numbers:
It looks like this change announced for 2012 was never implemented. As of today, August 27, 2019 to dial Gabon fixed and mobile numbers from abroad one should use the following dialing format: +241 followed by 8 digits, the initial digit is zero.
A major update to this African country’s numbering plan was announced for July, 2019 and was later postponed for November. We will post these changes here.