Honduras: New Rules for Telephone Companies

A legal reform approved by Congress obliges telephone operators to register the IMEI code of cell phones, with the aim of minimizing smuggling and cloning of devices.

Friday, August 25, 2017

The amendment to Legislative Decree 19-2014 establishes that operators must register the IMEI code in a database that will be managed by the National Telecommunications Commission. 

See also "Central America: Cell Phone Imports Down 6%"

Deputy Tomás Zambrano explained to Laprensa.hn that "... the spirit of the decree is to regulate sales, registration of devices and SIM cards. An analysis was carried out with the experts and operators, adjustments were necessary because they are cloning IMEI's and device theft continues."

"... The decree already stipulated that operators and sub-operators must register daily sim cards or chips of IMEI buyers or holders and sim cards that are traded by distributors."

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