New Delhi, July 08: The government is preparing a new system to curtail the services of mobile phones on any network even if the SIM card is removed or IMEI number of the handset is changed.
For this purpose, the leading Telecom Company BSNL will launch an experimental project in Pune for 6 months, to develop implementation methodology and software for the new system called Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR).
CIER is a central system for mobile operators' IMEI databases, which serve as the central instrument recognition list (CIIR). According to the official's Document released, The CEIR will aim to bring down the number of counterfeit mobile phones and discourage theft.
The mechanism is also expected to protect consumer interest and facilitate law enforcement authorities for lawful interception. However, The new Mechanism CEIR acts as a central system for all network operators to share blacklisted mobile terminals so that devices placed under the said category in one network will not work on the other, even if the SIM card in the device is changed, the document said.