Over 29 Thousand Moldovan Numbers Ported in Last Six Months of 2013
Published on: 14th Jan 2014
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By: Ian Mansfield
Moldova's telecoms regulator has revealed that just over 29 000 numbers were ported under the Number Portability scheme in the second half of last year.
The mobile number portability facility was launched on the 1st July 2013, and landline portability followed in August.
An average of 4,400 mobile numbers are ported to another network each month the moment, compared to just 540 landlines.
According to the regulator's report, a total of 29 159 numbers were ported, of which 26,450 (90.7%) - mobile numbers and 2,709 (9.3%) - fixed numbers.
Most mobile numbers - 6,302 - were ported in July, when the mobile number portability was launched.
In the opinion of ANRCETI Director, Grigore Varanita, the volume of ported numbers during this short interval demonstrates that number portability is functioning in Moldova and telephone users are well aware of the benefits this service offers.