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Equipment Identity Register (EIR)



Mobile network operators must take protective measures due to the significant adoption of smartphones and the increase in phone theft and identity fraud rates. Defne Equipment Identity Register (EIR) is a product used within mobile networks. EIR is a central database comprising basic information on the unique serial numbers (IMEI) of various mobile devices in mobile networks. When a mobile device needs services from the network, its International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) is queried over EIR.

The database basically holds records for three IMEI lists: black, grey, and white.

In query result, If IMEI is:

  • Blacklisted: Mobile Station denies access to the network.

  • Greylisted: Mobile Station allows on the network but may be tracked.

  • Whitelisted: Mobile Station allows access to the network.

Key Features:

  • Supports authentication of mobile devices 2G/3G, 4G and 5G networks – including IoT devices

  • No dependence on operating systems.

  • Allows creation of customized lists (VIP list, exception list etc.)

  • Works with SS7/Sigtran, Diameter, and HTTP2.

  • Supports GSMA, ETSI, 3GPP international standards (TS 22.016, TS 29.272, TS 23.401, TS 23.060, TS 29.002 and TS 29.511 (5G) ).

  • Editing, viewing, and configurable features via GUI (Graphical User Interface)

  • High available, scalable, geo-redundant solution

  • 100% software-based solution, cloud deployment, containerized application deployment (Docker, Kubernetes)

  • Reports, alarms, logs, traces, and SNMP interface for active triggers.

  • Includes associations between IMSIs and IMEIs.

  • Supports HTTP (REST, SOAP) API for administrative purposes.




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