Counterfeit Mobiles

According to a recent European Union Intellectual Property Office Study issued in February of 2017, counterfeit devices are a significant problem worldwide, resulting in an estimated 45.3 billion EUR in lost sales to genuine manufacturers each year. Additionally, according to recent MWF (Mobile and Wireless Forum) estimates, as of March 2021, the loss of sales has now surpassed 50 billion EUR.

Due to the scale of negative impacts to society as a whole and to any country's economy in particular, caused by the counterfeit devices, governments and the mobile industry are increasingly interested in creating solutions to address this growing problem.

Governments are motivated to implement regulations to assist in controlling the counterfeit device market to address a range of issues, including but not limited to: the protection of tax revenues, national security, consumer safety, and maintaining mobile network quality.

Our technology platforms provide unparalleled capability to detect and control counterfeit mobile devices in any country.

DeTect enables regulators, operators, consumers, and other stakeholders to identify counterfeit mobile devices in the country. It provides end-to-end automation, device registration, classification, and reporting of the complete device ecosystem in the country.

Our platform - DeTect - conforms to the ITU Recommendation ITU-T Q.5050 “Framework for solutions to combat counterfeit ICT devices”.

The platform provides for device access control through identification and verification against various national and international device databases and integration with mobile network operators. It monitors installed base of devices as well as all new device activations on the mobile networks which allows the government to ensure no illegal devices are present on any mobile network in the country.

Additionally, the system allows amnesty to illegal devices that may already exist in the country prior to any regulatory mandate, thereby permitting these devices to still operate on the network.