Kazakhstan, mobile device registration deadline nears
Dec 15, 2018 9:20 am
Mobile operators will not service mobile devices that have not passed IMEI registration after the Jan 1 deadline
Kazakh Minister of Information and Communications Dauren Abayev reminded that mobile operators will not service mobile devices that have not passed International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) registration after the Jan. 1 deadline.
The Kazakh Law outlines additional duties for website and telecommunications operators, including a change to the Law on Communications requiring the registration of subscriber mobile devices.
Registration rules, approved in May, established that devices are to be registered by Jan. 1. Registration is free of charge and may be carried out through the telecommunications operators Activ, Altel, Beeline, Kcell and Tele2.
Device owners may self-register or register through sales and service offices and should provide information on their individual or business identification number, device identification code and SIM numbers. Minors aged 14-18 require their legal representatives’ consent, and younger minors must have their legal representatives register on their behalf.
In January, operators will be prohibited from providing services to devices not entered in the device database. Registration processing may take up to four to eight business hours for individuals and legal entities, respectively:so the public is urged not to try to register at the last minute.
Following a meeting with major telecommunications operators, Abayev reported that tariff reduction for cellular communications and the Internet will also start at Jan.
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