In order to prevent the use of stolen and counterfeit handsets, which was essential with 40 million active subscribers nationwide, the Ministry of Telecommunications envisioned the development of a bespoke solution that would verify mobile devices used across the country’s four mobile networks.
As such, the Ministry envisioned the development of a bespoke solution. Considering the number of connected users nationwide, reliability and scalability were essential, and failure to deliver either would compromise network security and user accessibility to mobile services.
The purpose of the solution was to optimize mobile service network security and quality, protect consumers from the toxic effects of lead commonly found in non-compliant devices, and prevent theft and counterfeit mobile devices.
CME was tasked with creating the solution, with a first version to be deployed within a three-month period, for several purposes, including international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) detection and authentication, billing, and collection processing, providing users with device and billing information, and ensuring the Ministry received detailed reporting.