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President of Kyivstar: Mobile numbers with “77” code will go on sale in June

18 May , 2024  

Mobile numbers with the destination network code “77”, which have been authorized by Kyivstar, the largest mobile operator, will go on sale in late June or July, the company’s president Oleksandr Komarov said.

“I think they will definitely appear in late June or July,” he said in an exclusive interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

According to him, when applying for a new destination network, the company was far from the critical phase in the NCCC. “Kyivstar operates five network codes: “67”, “68”, “96”, “97” і “98”.

“I remember the figure well when we migrated to the new billing system – we were transferring up to 40 million numbers (as of December 2023, Kyivstar served about 24 million mobile subscribers – IF-U). Why is this figure so high? It is because we have not disconnected the numbers that have gone silent for some time,” Komarov said.

The Kyivstar president also spoke about the all-Ukrainian initiative not to disconnect people who stayed in the occupied territories. It is planned to be implemented at the level of a regulatory decision.

“The National Commission is currently discussing a draft decision with us, the electronic communications market operators. Most likely, this decision will set a certain timeframe, for example, 3-4 years. “Kyivstar has been following this rule since the beginning of the full-scale invasion on its own initiative,” Komarov said.