Govt imposes ban on CDMA cellphones without MIED


“Import of ‘CDMA mobile phones’ without Electronic Serial Number (ESN)/Mobile Equipment Identifier (MEID) or with all zeroes as ElectronicSerial Number / Mobile equipment Identifier is prohibited with immediate effect,” the Directorate General of Foreign Trade said in a notification.

There are about 100 million CDMA subscribers in India and around 5.8 million users are being added per month, according to the industry.

India imports most of the CDMA phones from China and Thailand.

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