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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 ...