Court suspends number portability introduction

18 Apr 2017

The Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine has suspended the country’s introduction of mobile number portability (MNP) until further notice, after upholding a complaint from Ukrainian IT company Dialink against the recent agreement signed between the Ukrainian State Centre of Radio Frequencies (UCRF) and the lead contractor chosen to implement the MNP database system, Kyiv-based IT security solutions specialist SI Center. As reported by BizLiga, the latest judgement overrules previous court decisions, necessitating a new legal hearing on the matter. SI Center notes that it planned to finish the installation and configuration of the main equipment at its data centre back-up site this month.

TeleGeography says that the original MNP tender launched by the UCRF in September 2015 was ostensibly won by Dialink in January 2016, but the result was annulled after SI Center’s appeal against the selection process was upheld by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) two months later. SI Center won the re-run tender in April 2016.