Kyiv, July 6 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The parliament has introduced fines for telecommunications operators’ using number resources for other purposes.
Some 253 MPs voted for the corresponding changes to the law.
In particular, the law imposes sanctions of 100 to 3,000 untaxed minimum incomes of citizens on Ukrainian telecoms operators for using number resource for other purposes, including transferring them to third parties.
In addition, it introduces fines of 500 untaxed minimum incomes of citizens on operators who carry out their activities without their registration in the register of operators and service providers kept by the National Commission for Communications Regulation (NCCR).
A fine of 1,000 to 10,000 untaxed minimum incomes of citizens is foreseen for the non-fulfillment of the NCCR’s decisions, as well as the violation of license conditions and the rules for providing services in the telecommunications sector.
Fines are imposed by the NCCR and are transferred to the national budget. In the case of the operators’ failure to pay fines, the issue will be resolved through courts.
It is planned to renew, extend and issue duplicate permits for the use of number resources free of charge. The law also establishes the grounds for the refusal to issue number resources, as well as the re-registration and renewal of the relevant permits.