Type Allocation Codes

Equipment Types

For general guidance, the [ box ] following each bullet heading indicates the entity that should be requesting allocation

  • Mobile / Feature Phone [ brand owner ] A mobile device which supports basic personal communication services, e.g. voice call and SMS
  • Smart Phone [ brand owner ] A mobile device with a touch screen display ( measuring less than 5-inch diagonally); a fully-featured OS/platform, which provides voice and data communications capabilities, enables personalisation of the device by the user, and in addition, supports installation and maintenance of mobile applications, e.g. downloadable content from an application store
  • Tablet [ brand owner ] A mobile device with a 5-inch or larger (measured diagonally) touch screen display; a fully-featured OS/platform, which provides data communications and/or voice capabilities, enables personalisation of the device by the user, and in addition, supports installation and maintenance of mobile applications, e.g. downloadable content from an application store
  • e-Book [ brand owner ] A mobile device similar to a tablet, but primarily functions as digital book storage and/or reader; a less capable OS/applications than a tablet which provides data communication, enables personalisation of the device by the user, and supports installation of maintenance of downloadable content from a bookstore
  • Connected Computer [ brand owner ] Laptop/netbook/desktop PC with integrated mobile network connectivity
  • Dongle [ brand owner ] A mobile device which is inserted into a laptop or other computer to provide cellular network connectivity, via serial, USB or other standardized port interface
  • Modem [ OEM ] A mobile device which is embedded into other equipment to provide cellular network connectivity
  • WLAN Router [ brand owner ] A mobile device which performs advanced routing functionalities, and uses the cellular network as Wide Area Network interface
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