Ukraine to get MNP ‘this year’ as court approves SI Center contract

25 Jul 2016

SI Center, a Kyiv-based IT security solutions specialist, has been given the green light to begin implementing a mobile number portability (MNP) database in Ukraine, which should be ready for service by the end of the year, reports BizLiga. The Kyiv Economic Court of Appeal approved a contract between SI Center and the Ukrainian State Centre of Radio Frequencies (UCRF) for the ICT company to begin the MNP system implementation, which will be signed ‘soon’, with a project duration of ‘136 days, i.e. until the end of the year’, according to SI Center’s owner Dmitry Zarahovich.

As reported by CommsUpdate in March, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) effectively annulled the result of the UCRF’s initial MNP tender, which had ostensibly been won by domestic IT company Dialink in January. SI Center’s appeal against the MNP selection process was upheld by the antitrust authority, leading to the tender being re-run.