Moldovan regulator, the National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI), has announced the launch of fixed number portability (FNP) services in the Republic of Moldova. ANRCETI’s press release states that customers wanting to change their fixed telephony service provider can do so from 1 August 2013. Prior to the launch, fixed service providers and the Centralized Data Base (CDB) administrator were required to sign a General Agreement, approved by ANRCETI with Decision No.41 (11 October 2012), and to make the necessary adjustments in their own networks to enable the technical launch of FNP services.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in 2011 the regulator released a ‘Draft Program for Number Portability [NP] Implementation in the Republic of Moldova for 2011-2013’, which outlined the stages for the phased implementation of number portability, according to which FNP was to be implemented in the final stage (2013). The country launched its mobile number portability (MNP) service on 1 July 2013, with more than 5,3000 subscribers changing their mobile network provider in the first month.