Maldives introduces MNP

7 Mar 2016

The Communications Authority of Maldives (CAM) has announced the introduction of mobile number portability (MNP) across the island nation, enabling customers of the country’s two wireless network operators – Dhiraagu and Ooredoo Maldives – to retain their number if they switch provider. Haveeru Online cites Home Affairs Minister Umar Naseer as saying that the two companies have invested USD3 million in the implementation of MNP. Consumers are able to transfer their number once every 90 days for a porting fee of MVR200 (USD12.9) each time. As previously reported by CommsUpdate, MNP was originally slated for launch on 31 July 2015, but this deadline was missed due to delays in importing the portability equipment, which had to be brought in from abroad.