In 2010, the National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI – www.anrceti.md) authorized 169 economic entities to provide electronic communications networks and/or services and 51 – information technology services. Thus, on January 1st, 2011, 907 companies were authorized to work on the electronic communications market and 51 – to carry out activities subject to licensing in the field of information technology.
Of the 907 companies, 374 were authorized according to the general authorization regime, which had been applied, pursuant to the Law on Electronic Communications, since September 15, 2008, and 533 – are holders of licenses per type of activity in telecommunications and informatics, under the Law on Telecommunications, in force before the mentioned date.
The majority of the 169 companies authorized in 2010 according to the general authorization regime chose to provide public electronic communications services. Most companies – 62 – notified the Agency regarding their intent to provide services of audiovisual program re-transmission, 46 – Internet access services, 40 – data transmission services, others – telephone and leased line services.
Of the 51 economic entities, authorized to provide information technology services, 46 received, on their request and before November 10, 2010, pursuant to the Law on Regulating Entrepreneurial Activity through Licensing, two licenses each, per type of activity (provision of services of design, development, implementation of automated informational systems and resources of state interests and services of ensuring their functionality, provision of services of design, maintenance and implementation of software and informational systems of state interest), and five – after November 10, 2010 – one license each for services of creation, implementation and ensuring the functionality of automated informational systems of stat interest, including software.
In the timeframe under report, the Agency also issued to authorized providers, upon their request, 58 licenses for the use of numbering resources and 36 – for the use of radio frequencies and/or channels in the provision of public electronic communications networks and/or services. The Agency also issued 686 technical permits for radio communications stations, of which 522 – for mobile stations, 135 – for fixed stations and 11 for radio amateurs.
Other information on procedures of general authorization and licensing activities in electronic communications and information technologies are available on the agency Web page - www.anrceti.md.
January 3, 2011