Over 6 million phones registered in IMEI-codes database in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Materials 15 March 2013 20:20 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, March 15 / Trend H.Valiyev /

Over six million devices imported to Azerbaijan are registered in the database of IMEI-codes of mobile phones, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technologies Iltimas Mammadov told journalists on Friday.

According to Mammadov, all these devices are active in the network, and their number is constantly dynamically increasing. In general over 10 million phones will be registered in the system.

"Considering that many mobile communication users have two or three phones, estimated number of mobile phones will be higher than the number of mobile subscribers. It will not be surprising of this number will exceed 14-15 million devices," Mammadov said.

Initially, registration of only mobile phones, and at a later stage - of all devices that can be used with Sim-card operators (tablet computers and hardware platforms SIM Box) will be carried out.

SIM Box (GSM-Gateway) is a device that allows you to transfer a phone traffic from traditional telephone network directly to a cellular network of GSM standard (and vice versa). Application of GSM-gateways is mainly related to reduced expenses for mobile communication (usually at companies), as well as introduction of new services.