Centre for Development of Telematics to create a registry of stolen and lost phones


Oct 29, 2004
CDOT: CDoT to develop registry of lost, stolen phones to prevent misuse - The Economic Times

The Central Equipment Identify Register (CEIR) will allow telecom carriers to share information on lost devices so as to prevent them from getting reactivated with a new SIM on a different network. This is expected to help consumers safeguard private data on lost mobile phones and other devices.

BSNL's IT Project Cell in Maharashtra was to start a pilot programme on CEIR in July last year, but it never took off.

"The decision to implement CEIR through IPTC, BSNL has been reviewed and revised. Now it has been decided to entrust the work of research, design, development and installation of CEIR system to CDoT," the telecom department said in a note, dated January 31.