Important changes were introduced by the Parliament to the Law of Ukraine on Telecommunications. As a result of these amendments, the lease and sub-lease of telecommunications circuits is no more a licensed kind of activity. In addition, changes have been made to market entry procedures and requirements. Entities wishing to start telecommunication activity now have to submit a formal application to the National Commission for the Communication Regulation of Ukraine (NCCR), rather than simply notify the authorities of their intent to enter the market. The NCCR, in turn, has to consider such an application and make a decision on the inclusion of the respective entity into the list of operators/providers within 10 business days from the day of the official registration of the application by the authority.