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News Flash: South Korea Launches First GSMA ‘We Care’ Initiative in Asia, Tackling International Device Crime

South Korea’s mobile operators are acting to protect consumers against lost or stolen mobile devices as part of a major new GSMA initiative in the country. The launch of the GSMA’s We Care in South Korea sees local operators SKT, KT and LG Uplus share information on lost and ...

Device Identity and the Future of Mobile Phone Insurance

The insurance industry has seen significant innovation over the last few years, as the disruptive effects of new technologies have started to play out. The explosion in business and consumer connectivity has brought with it enormous opportunities in the field of InsurTech. ...

GSMA Launches World’s First Network Settings Hub

GSMA launches new service to help operators easily share their device network settings information with manufacturers around the world. Open-market mobile devices have become increasingly more popular as consumers opt to purchase directly from manufacturers, indirect ...

Maintaining a Robust Device Identity System: Introducing the GSMA TAC and IMEI Integrity Framework

Among the GSMA’s many roles is that of sole global arbiter for device identity among mobile devices, which it carries out by overseeing the TAC Allocation system. Every mobile device with a 3GPP transceiver – which includes not only cellular phones but modems, IoT devices, ...

Combatting Device Crime in Latin America through IMEI Blacklisting

In Latin America there are 52 operators from 18 countries who participate in the GSMA IMEI blacklisting service. Watch Lucas Gallitto from the GSMA Latam team on the important role that operators can play in helping to combat device crime both at a national and global level.

From Deterring Crime to Improving User Experience: the Importance of Device Identity

As identical as they may be otherwise, every mobile device on earth can be distinguished by an International Mobile Equipment Identity, or IMEI number. All devices with a 3GPP transceiver – smartphones, dongles, modems, wearables, IoT devices and more – are required to bear ...

BICS Helps Solve Roaming Headaches

For all its pleasures, travel can present plenty of challenges too. Over the years, mobile network operators have found ways of working together to help minimise the impact of travel on their users. Where once going abroad could easily mean being unable to use your mobile ...

Taking the Fight Against Device Crime to all Corners of the Globe

Mobile devices continue to play an ever more central role in our lives, providing the means by which we conduct many of our most important and personal daily affairs. Because of this, the prevention of their theft has become vital. The mobile industry has a natural interest, ...

News Flash: One million devices checked by Stolen Phone Checker in the U.S.

The U.S. wireless industry association, CTIA, has announced that Stolen Phone Checker, which is powered by GSMA Device Check, has been used to verify the status of one million wireless devices since its launch in May 2017. GSMA Device Check is the world’s most accurate ...