Implementing a central solution like CEIR would decrease the number of trading stolen, illegal and counterfeit phones and in short-term 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 Central Equipment Identity Register (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. All known IMEI’s are gathered (among which are the lost, stolen, counterfeit or illegal mobile phones) and can be used to prevent misuse in all networks by blacklisting them.