The Ministry of Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan (MITC) has published draft regulations regarding the implementation of mobile number portability (MNP). Under the proposals, MNP would be restricted to mobile numbers only – the document states that intermodal portability (i.e. porting numbers from a fixed line to mobile or vice versa) would be prohibited – and would be provided for a fee, whilst subscribers would be limited to porting their number once every 180 days. Operators would be granted a single business day to complete the transfer.
Consultation on the proposal is due to be completed in January next year and, if implemented, would take effect three months after being written into law.