Ukraine’s National Commission for the State Regulation of Communications and Informatization (NCCIR or NKRZI) on 6 May 2015 approved a draft Order of Service for mobile number portability (MNP), as a result of public consultation incorporating suggestions and comments from market participants, ITExpert reports. The NCCIR said that it had reached ‘optimal solutions’ for MNP that ‘ensure a balance of interests of all parties’, i.e. consumers, operators and the state, whilst the document contains detailed mechanisms for the implementation of MNP services in Ukraine, drawing on experiences of market leaders in Europe and worldwide. The regulator added that the document is fully consistent with the existing legal framework, in particular the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers to amend telecoms services regulations, adopted by the government in late April 2015. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, after missing the July 2014 deadline for launching MNP, the Ukrainian watchdog went back to the drawing board to hammer out an acceptable implementation plan with operators.
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