550 mobile numbers have been ported in Moldova

12 Jul 2013

Moldova’s telecoms watchdog the National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI) has announced that 550 subscribers changed their mobile provider in the ten-day period since the mobile number portability (MNP) service was launched in Moldova on 1 July 2013. According to a press release, the first ported number was activated on 4 July, while the Centralized Data Base (CDB) administrator stated that around 2,000 applications for MNP were submitted prior to 11 July 2013.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, under Administrative Board Decision No.17, mobile network operators working in cooperation with the CDB, were obliged to ensure the technical launch of MNP by 1 May 2013. The date for the service deployment was later postponed to 1 July 2013 by ANRCETI in the wake of a request from cellcos asking for more time to finalise the necessary modifications to their billing systems for calls to ported numbers.

Moldova, ANRCETI