Implementing a central solution like CEIR (Central Equipment Identity Register) would decrease the number of trading stolen, illegal and counterfeit phones. In short-term this would result in public safety and awareness by registering and checking the status of mobile phones.
Examples of long-term results are decreasing network pollution and reduce loss of customs duties and other taxes.
The main functionality of the CEIR application for IMEI is the registration of telecommunication devices. Using the IMEI as a unique identifier.
In the centralized database stakeholders can share and search IMEI registrations. IMEI’s are gathered and can be used to prevent misuse in all networks by blacklisting them.