As per the Mobile Devices Identification, Registration and Blocking Regulations, 2017, "PTA will establish DIRBS and prescribed standard operating procedures for its implementation on technical, management and operational matters."
PTA has implemented certain regulations on the DIRBS. The regulations are: All mobile operators and type approval holders shall ensure that non-compliant mobile devices shall not be imported, sold, marketed or connected with the mobile operators' networks.
Any blacklisted mobile device will not be activated except for lost/stolen and type approved devices which are verified by the mobile operators and DIRBS in accordance with the SOP approved by the PTA.
All MNOs shall carry out extensive media campaigns through SMS broadcasts, at their own cost, to educate consumers for the requirement to verify the validity of the mobile devices in their use and the procedure for verification of mobile devices available for sale/purchase, using the field verification system of DIRBS.
The DIRBS will enhance government revenue by allowing devices imported through proper channel and will not only monitor devices being brought into the country in future but also check installed base of devices currently active or being sold in the channel.
In the consultation document titled Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS), the Authority has sought feedback of the stakeholders including mobile handset makers, mobile phone companies and consumers in order to take an initiative as per recently introduced Telecom Policy 2015.
The proposed DIRBS will enable identification and blocking of these illegal/invalid devices in the market and active on mobile phone networks with help of cellular operator and handset makers and consumers.
is aimed primarily at combating the influx of smuggled or counterfeit mobile sets that make their way into the country.
DIRB Benefits DIRBS will enhance government revenue by allowing devices imported through proper channel.
In line with the Telecom Policy, 2015, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is in the process of evolving a system called Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) to block the illegal, smuggled and counterfeit handsets being used across the country while posing serious threat to public safety.
In a consultation document titled 'Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS)', the PTA has sought feedback of the stakeholders, including handset makers, mobile phone companies and consumers.