Ukraine’s relaunched MNP tender scrapped due to lack of interest

22 Sep 2017

The tender issued last month in Ukraine to find a provider of mobile number portability (MNP) systems has been declared invalid due to insufficient applications, BizLiga reports. The Ukrainian State Centre for Radio Frequencies (UCRF) had been forced to relaunch the MNP tender process in August due to litigative disputes over previous tender results, but by the 17 September deadline only one company, Ukrainian Center for Numbers & Addresses Support (UTSPNA), applied. Under the rules of the tender, there must be at least two applicants.

In April 2016 Kiev-based IT security solutions specialist SI Center had been chosen by the UCRF as the lead implementer of MNP systems in a re-run tender, after the previous winning bid of Ukrainian IT company Dialink had been invalidated, but multiple legal cases surrounding the process continued (with court actions still ongoing to date).