IMEI number has become part and parcel of mobile phones these days. Senate Standing Committee on IT&T that is known as the Information Technology and Telecommunication named the replication of International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) as a security danger and prescribed for restricting cell organizations to keep away from such duplication. It must be noticed that IMEI number of cell phones can be reproduced, changed, altered and upgraded through programming that is effortlessly accessible on the market. Additionally, IMEI number is normally used to distinguish cell phones on a system. Single IMEI, regardless of the possibility that utilized with various SIMs of various cell phone administrators, can be related to ease. Though, when IMEI number is changed/adjusted this character is lost.
Duplicate IMEI Number Issue
Board of trustees said that portable IMEI numbers are being overhauled incalculable times to maintain a strategic distance from the reputation of telephones, which is a genuine security danger and enactment ought to be set up to make it obligatory for the versatile organizations to keep information base and evade such duplication. The board of trustees met with Shahi Syed in the seat on Thursday. It must be noted here that Chinese ease handsets use to accompany same IMEI numbers, i.e. more than one handset accompanying same IMEI numbers. Since IMEI numbers are allocated by GSMA, and they are acquired against a cost, ultra-shabby Chinese handset creators utilize one same IMEI in a few thousand gadgets to keep away from cost. PTA, through sort endorsement handle presented as of now, obstructs any such handsets with comparable IMEIs.
Import of telephones with copy IMEI numbers is likewise banned in Pakistan. Executive Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Ismail Shah affirmed the replication of IMEI number, however, said that distinctive measures including Type-Approval and moving towards information base had been taken to control the threat. Senator Rehman Malik prescribed that a law might be surrounded to tie that IMEI number of imported cell phone might be utilized as a part of one cell phone. So, it should close to blocking the import of such telephones, telcos ought to likewise be pushed to not to permit more than one gadget with comparable IMEI on their systems.