State-owned company \" Ukrainian State Centre of Radio Frequencies \" (\" Ukrchastotnadzor \") launched its information system of registration of mobile phones the code - IMEI.
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This code is a unique serial number of a mobile phone which identifies a specific device. This innovation is intended to limit the "Gray" with the phone and solve the problem of theft. According to the chief Department of Public Relations and Mass Media "Ukrchastotnadzor" Alexander Bondarenko currently in the system is already registered about 200 thousand codes. Register IMEI-codes in mobile base "Ukrchastotnadzor" will be held from the end of March this year. The corresponding order made in February National Commission for Communications Regulation (NCCR). Also, the commission banned sale of unregistered IMEI-code for mobile phones from July 1. In turn, "Ukrchastotnadzor" ordered mobile operators to October provide the IMEI-code phone subscribers. By this time in the system will form a so-called black list, which will include codes of lost or stolen phones. Mobile operators of schemes of work regulator is not happy. According to them, current legislation does not contains a cut-off phones, serial numbers, which are not included in the database, and provides them off only by a decision court. "And it is not clear why the problem that creates distributors and customs authorities should be solved by operators. We have implement a system that will check the code in the base of the center, and depending on it, or allow or block the work phone network ", - said the" case "a representative of one of the mobile operators, anonymity. According to representatives of "Kyivstar" as a result of innovations volumes of smuggling and theft of mobile phones if they go down, is negligible. "In addition, in networks with thousands of Ukrainian mobile operators phones with the same "patched" code "- explain to the press service "Kyivstar". So disabling one "patched" code may to block dozens of phones. In addition, according to the "cause" distributors, dealing with "gray" supplies, have been able to detect several holes in the new system that will allow them to continue their business. This information confirmed by the operators themselves. 800 million hryvnia amount received the state budget from the sale of mobile phones this year after the introduction of registration IMEI-code. This forecast does Customs Service of Ukraine.
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