Uzbekistan to Introduce Mobile Devices Registration System

Uzbekistan to Introduce Mobile Devices Registration System

Uzbekistan is planning to announce a mobile devices registration system. They plans to register mobile devices by knowing their international mobile equipment identification (IMEI) numbers. The new system will control the registration of mobile devices with use of IMEI number. Uzbekistan to Introduce Mobile Devices Registration System

The Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan established a draft presidential decree “On additional measures to ordering registering and importing mobile devices in the Republic of Uzbekistan”. They published their document for discussion.

Uzbekistan to Introduce Mobile Devices Registration System

According to the Uzbek ministry, the system will develop efficiency of combating unauthorized use of networks and telecommunications facilities. It will also control the thefts. The new system will encourage mobile manufactures to increase production and enhance the quality of their products.

The document said that changing IMEI codes (cloning, duplicating, installing a new code, different from the factory one, etc.) for purpose of using, selling or transferring mobile devices to third parties is a violation of the rules of trade and provision of services.

It is planned to stop providing mobile services to those subscribers who have unregistered mobile device.

The document predicts the implementation of the system for mobile devices registration in Uzbekistan. It also predicts the establishment of hardware and software equipment with customer service center.

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