STRATEGIC FRAUD CONTROL
EIR is an online real-time database used to check the assigned status of mobile devices. It can be used to block stolen devices, to track fraud suspected devices, to detect clones and to check changes in the IMEI-IMSI relationship. A single installation can serve multiple networks – GSM, UMTS, LTE – and be virtualized in multiple cases to support different operations and several countries.
Movistar required a solution which allowed to minimize the fraud risk of its GSM network due to the increasing problem of device theft. The flexibility of Equipment Identity Register allowed the operator not only to prevent and monitor the use of unauthorized devices, but to solve device’s management and control and lines sold through channels and distributors, as well.
“10 years ago, Movistar installed EIR platform. During all these years, the company has always shown a proactive attitude and a clear orientation to solve our enquiries. On 2010 we set the aim of discouraging equipment theft in Argentina, as part of our CSR policy. EIR turned into an essential tool in this sense, detecting and blocking equipments, among other functionalities”.
Gerencia de Prevención de Fraude y Administración Comercial