MNP testing scheduled for September-November

19 Jun 2013

Russia’s regulatory authorities plan to test the country’s planned mobile number portability (MNP) database between 11 September and 1 November, Prime business news agency reports. In accordance with laws introduced by President Vladimir Putin in late-2012, the service must be implemented by 1 December 2013, with the brisk time-frame posing logistical headaches for the country’s wireless players. Some companies have protested that the service cannot be implemented until at least March 2014, as the appropriate legislative rules have yet to be prepared satisfactorily.