Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is launching a complete initiative to discourage smuggling and theft of cellular gadgets, by blocking all these unlawful handsets working within the nation.
The brand new system can be known as ‘Gadget Identification Registration and Blocking System’ (DIRBS) and goes to be launched on Thursday. The system will use the distinct IMEI number of every system, together with different parameters, to assist in figuring out, monitoring and regulating such gadgets. The IMEI of unlawful gadgets can be reported to the mobile firms and different involved our bodies and can be blocked later.
The telecom regulator of Pakistan will function the DIRBS as a ‘Centralized Gear Id Register’ to discourage using cellular gadgets which might be smuggled or illegally imported. This method will generate totally different lists, categorizing the authorized standing and authenticity of all handsets. Every distinct IMEI can be paired with a particular ‘Computerized National Identity Card’ (CNIC) belonging to its registered consumer, who should be formally linked by a specific mobile community.
How will DIRBS work?
As soon as the DIRBS system will get activated by PTA and the database begins including stolen, smuggled and counterfeit gadgets IMEI’s, this might render the gadgets ineffective and can be unable to hook up with native cellular networks. All these reported stolen and smuggled handsets would change into blacklisted in PTA’s database and they might cease working.
Not solely would this curb imports of cellular gadgets through unlawful channels but additionally give the customers reassurances that the telephones they’re utilizing are accepted by PTA. PTA can even set up the required , software program and infrastructure for DIRBS to allow the cell phone producers and community operators to report back to PTA and block any unlawful system or companies that deal in stolen gadgets.
Furthermore, DIRBS will present; up to date ‘Black Lists’, ‘Exception Lists’ and ‘Notification Lists’ to the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) at common intervals. Consequently, the MNOs will use these lists for blocking and unblocking of cellular gadgets and intimation to the subscribers, wherever required.
This step will improve the federal government income and profit the telecom ecosystem. This kind of system is already being carried out in different international locations which have proven constructive outcomes. In Pakistan, we additionally hope such a system will convey some constructive modifications within the cellular world.
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