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18 May, 2024

Electronic communications regulators from Moldova and Lithuania signed Memorandum of Understanding

The National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Techology (ANRCETI) from Moldova and the Communications Regulatory authority from Lithuania signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding facilitation of cooperation and exchange of information in the field of electronic communications regulation. The document was signed yesterday, September 11, in Chisinau, by Directors Sergiu Sîtnic and Feliksas Dobrovolskis.

After the signing ceremony, Sergiu Sitnic declared that the Memorandum creates an additional framework, necessary and beneficial in terms of taking up the positive experience of the Lithuanian regulator in the process of implementing the EU norms and standards in regulating the electronic communications markets in Moldova. We much rely on the support of our colleagues from Lithuania in the implementation of number portability, preventive regulatory measures, in fostering effective competition and innovative technologies in the electronic communications sector, said Sergiu Sitnic.

In his turn, Feliksas Dobrovolskis said that the Lithuanian regulator is available to assist the colleagues from Moldova both in solving the existing problems and in implementing the best European practices in regulating the electronic communications networks and services.

The Memorandum signed between ANRCETI and RRT provides for the framework necessary for cooperation and exchange of information between the two authorities in the regulation and surveillance of electronic communications sector, exchange of experience in order to promote competition and protect the interests of end-users, in accordance with best European and international practices. It sets out the objectives, methods and instruments of cooperation between the parties, including the constitution of teams of experts, organization of mutual consultations and surveys, exchange of professional information and documents, resulting from the activity of the parties in electronic communications regulation.

RRT from Lithuania is the third regulatory authority with whom ANRCETI signed a cooperation agreement. Previously, ANRCETI signed cooperation agreements with the electronic communications regulators from Bulgaria and Romania.

RRT was established in 1996 as an autonomous public institution responsible for regulation and promotion of competition in the field of electronic communications and postal services. RRT was a member of the Independent Regulators Group (IRG) and since January 2010 has been Member of the European Body of Electronic Communications Regulators (BEREC).

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