The Communications Authority of Maldives (CAM) will introduce mobile number portability (MNP) in October, enabling the wireless customers of Dhiraagu and Ooredoo Maldives to retain their number if they switch provider. Haaveru Online quotes the CAM’s CEO Ilyas Ahmed as saying that a lack of portability equipment – which had to be brought in from abroad – had previously delayed the introduction of MNP, which was originally scheduled for 31 July 2015. ‘In truth, it’s not much of a delay. We need to completely overhaul the Dhiraagu and Ooreedoo systems in order to introduce the service. It’s an expensive task and requires a lot of work,’ Ilyas noted.