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Peru blocks initial 1.5 mln phones with invalid IMEI

Wednesday 1 May 2019 | 14:35 CET | News
Peruvian telecom services regulator Osiptel announced that it ordered the country's operators to block the first tranche of 1.5 million phones reported as stolen on 30 April. Under new rules introduced last month, all mobile phones reported as stolen to operators will have their international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) numbers blocked within 2 days at most. The watchdog said it will be asking operators to block a further 1.5 million phones on 30 May, another 1.5 million on 30 June and 919,829 on 30 July for a total of 5.4 million.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Osiptel
Countries: Peru
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