Ukraine’s National Commission for Communications and Information Regulation (NCCIR) has decided to withdraw the telephone numbering capacity of financially stricken Crimean fixed line telco Krymtel, under a ruling to enforced within three months. ProIT reports that around 30,000 Krymtel subscribers will be transferred to the network of Farlep-Invest (Vega) owned by Ukrainian conglomerate System Capital Management, which according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, is the country’s second largest fixed line provider with over 600,000 wireline voice connections in service on its own network. Previously, it appeared likely that incumbent Ukrtelecom would take over Krymtel’s Crimean network as payment for dues owed by the bankrupt regional telco to the national PSTN company.
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