If your mobile phone is lost somewhere, you can track it yourself and block it to prevent misuse. For this, the government is starting a new tracking system, the Central Equipment Identity Registry (CEIR). This system, developed by the technical branch of the Center for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), Government of India, may start this week.
A DoT official said that it has been tested in Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka and North-East telecom circles. C-DOT CEO and President Rajkumar Upadhyay said, ready to release the technology for the entire country. Although its date is not fixed. The new system will completely stop the use of stolen phones, he claimed. Most companies do not provide the facility of tracking system in Android phones.
phone cloning will be caught
In the CEIR system, phone cloning can be detected with the help of telecom network companies. The government has made International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) mandatory before selling phones. This 15 digit number is the unique identification of the phone equipment. Telecom companies will be able to see the certified IMEI. Any unauthenticated phone using their network will be caught.
Fake IMEI also caught
With the help of CEIR, stolen phones are being traced in many states by IMEI and the phone number linked to it. By changing the IMEI of the lost phone, information about its usage is received. Along with this, there is also the matter of the security of the country. This can be stopped with CEIR.