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PROCEDURES AND PRINCIPLES REGARDING THE REGISTERING OF DEVICES HAVING ELECTRONIC IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

FIRST SECTION
Purpose, Scope, Basis, Definitions and Abbreviations

Purpose and Scope
ARTICLE 1- (1)
Purpose of these procedures and principles is to define procedures and principles regarding the registering of Electronic Identity Information of devices having Electronic Identity Information which are being imported or manufactured into Central Equipment Identity Register.

Basis
ARTICLE 2- (1)
These procedures and principles were prepared based on Wireless Act no. 2813 dated 05/04/1983 and Regulations regarding the devices having Electronic Identity Information published in Official Gazette no. 26322 dated 17/10/2006

Definitions and Abbreviations
ARTICLE 3- (1)
In the application of these procedures and principles; followings defines the subsequent explanation:

a) AKM: Subscriber Registration Center

b) White list: the list consisted of Electronic Identity Information of devices informed to the Authority by importing or manufacturing by the firms or bringing appropriate to regulations individually by people and of devices which of Electronic Identity Information has not been changed that are taken into registration within application time or upon applications done by device users passing the application time because of rightful apology,

c) Device: Device connected to wireless or electronic communication network directly or indirectly or concerning part of the device.

ç) Electronic signature: Electronic data which is added to another electronic data or which has logical connection with electronic data and used for the purpose of Identification authentication.

d) Electronic Identification information: Identification definition assigned to wireless devices solely and uniquely.

e) Firm: Legal entity manufacturing or importing the devices having electronic Identification information.

f) IMEI: International Mobile Equipment Identification

g) ITS: Import Follow-up system

ğ) Internet page: Website formed by the Telecommunication Authority related to Central Equipment Identity Register.

h) Capacity report: The report showing and annual manufacture capacity of importer firms and which is issued by the concerning Chamber of Industry.

ı) Registration fee receipt: Bank slip having explanatory expression of “registration fee” on it.

i) Authority: The Telecommunication Authority.

j) Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR): Database of central mobile device identification definition founded within the structure of the Authority.

k) TAC: Type Approval Code

l) Technical controls: Black list and TAC controls made before transferring of Electronic Identity Information belonging to devices which are imported or manufactured or brought individually into white list.

Unless otherwise stated; the definitions in these Procedure and Principles have the meanings given in Wireless Act no. 2813 and Regulations regarding the devices having Electronic Identification Information.

SECOND SECTION
Registering of devices having Electronic Identification Information

Applicants
ARTICLE 4- (1)
Applications related to registering of devices having Electronic Identity Information are made by importer or manufacturer firms and owners of the devices brought through individual import from abroad.

Individual Application
ARTICLE 5- (1)
Owners of the devices brought through individual import from abroad applies to subscription centers of GSM operators by completing necessary certificates in the framework of customs regulations.

(2) GSM operators send to the Authority the information and the certificates related to the applications made to the subscription centers.

(3) In case the certificates are not acceptable according to the regulations; IMEI number which is entered into CEIR (Central Equipment Identity Register) in order to fulfill registration process is removed from white list by writing refusal reason

Firm applications
ARTICLE 6- (1)
Firms apply to the Authority for registering of devices imported or manufactured after import and manufacture process is realized.

Firm application methods
ARTICLE 7- (1)
Firm applications related to registering of devices having Electronic Identity Information is made in electronic form. However documents related to applications made in electronic form can be demanded in case it is seen necessary by the Authority.

Application in Electronic Form
ARTICLE 8- (1) In
order to be able to apply in electronic form; user name, password and certificate which is necessary for access to CEIR is delivered to the person who is authorized by the firm against minutes. Firm is responsible from security of user name and password assigned to the firm and every kind of transactions made through the mentioned user name and password. One user name, password and certificate is given to each firm. However user name, password and certificate assignment more than one can be done upon demand of the firm and if it is seen acceptable by the Authority.

(2) Following items are informed to the Authority in electronic form by the importer firm in the scope of application of registering of the imported devices having Electronic Identity Information;

a) Date of import,

b) Customs Declaration Number,

c) Name of the country imported from,

ç) Device mark and model corresponding to imported device and which is selected from the list as TAC 6 or 8 digits

d) Quantity of IMEI belonging to the imported device

e) Electronic Identity Information of the imported devices

f) Information related to receipt of registration fee.

g) Scanned copies of the certificates mentioned in Article 9.
IMEI numbers which were sent are not accepted by CEIR unless they pass the technical controls.

(3) Following items are informed to the Authority in electronic form by the manufacturer firm in the scope of application of registering of the manufactured devices having Electronic Identity Information;

a) Date of manufacture,

b) Capacity report

c) Device mark and model corresponding to manufactured device and which is selected from the list as TAC 6 or 8 digits

ç) Quantity of IMEI belonging to the manufactured device

d) Electronic Identity Information of the manufactured devices

e) Information related to receipt of registration fee.

f) Scanned copies of the certificates mentioned in Article 9.
Electronic Identity Information which were sent are not accepted by CEIR unless they pass the technical controls,

(4) In case TACs of the devices which is demanded to be registered by the firm are not defined in CEIR; an official letter with wet signature explicitly mentioning information of mark, model, TAC and TAC digit numbers to be taken from the manufacturer or representative of the manufacturer in Turkey should be submitted to the Authority together with petition of the firm with wet signature and copy of signatory circular in order to add to the system the TACs which does not exist in the list.

(5) Truth and integrity of the information and certificates sent during application are under responsibility of the firm. Before starting review and evaluation transactions by the Authority; firm reserves right of changing on information and documents that it sent.

Application through documents
ARTICLE 9- (1)
Application through documents is made by informing the Authority for the information related to the import/manufacture through documents.

(2) Firm delivers the following items to the Authority in the scope of registering application;

a) Application petition mentioned in Annex-1 containing mark, model and quantity related to the imported/manufactured devices, and firm cachet and title and wet signature of authorized person of the company

b) One copy of customs declaration certified by notary public or certified with customs cachet of “Same as original”.

c) Capacity report of manufacturer firm for manufactured devices.

ç) CD of which content is mentioned in Annex-2 containing IMEI numbers prepared in text format according to mark and models for applications that are not done from electronic form.

d) An official letter explicitly mentioning information of mark, model, TAC and TAC digit numbers to be taken from the manufacturer or representative of the manufacturer in Turkey in case a new TAC is used.

e) Original of registration fee receipt

f) Signatory circular of the firm

Review and Evaluation
ARTICLE 10- (1)
The Authority performs necessary reviews on information and certificates upon applications made through electronic form or papers; and registers IMEI numbers belonging to the noticed devices appropriate with the provisions of the regulations.

(2) Application is not taken into evaluation if there is any absence or mistake on the information and certificates obtained by the applicants.

(3) Application is rejected by writing reason to explanation section if any inconsistency is determined on the information or certificates existing in the content of the application.

(4) Application is taken into process again if the problem mentioned in rejection reason is remedied by the firm.

(5) Application is completely rejected if electronic identity information belonging to devices sent through papers does not pass from technical controls and this situation is informed to the applicant.

Applications for Mainboard and Exchange device
ARTICLE 11- (1)
Applications related to imported/manufactured exchange devices for changing of mainboards having electronic identity information imported/manufactured as spare part and of devices having electronic identity information which were imported/manufactured and taken into white list for the purpose of furnishing technical service for the devices having electronic identity information which were imported/manufactured and taken into white list are made through obtaining information and certificates mentioned in Article 9.

(2) Numbers existing in IMEI notice list given in the application are not taken into white list unless exchange device or mainboard which are imported/ manufactured instead of them are informed to the Authority and removed from the white list. Changing notices of exchange device and mainboard are realized by their importers/manufacturers only.

Test Devices
ARTICLE 12- (1)
Applications regarding the test devices are made through obtaining information and certificates mentioned in Article 9.

(2) Compatibility to standards is not required in electronic identity information of test devices.

(3) Information on that the devices are test or sample should exist on customs declaration.

(4) Application can be made in electronic form if electronic identity information belonging to informed test devices is compatible with standards and if they exist in TAC list.

IMEI correction
ARTICLE 13- (1)
IMEI correction transaction is done through entering of wrong and true IMEI number by using “IMEI correction” menu in electronic form of IMEI number which is noticed that it was misinformed after notice is registered and approved.

(2) IMEI number for which correction is demanded and copies of import certificates of which changing notice is made are enclosed to the petition submitted by firm related to the situation.

IMEI matching
ARTICLE 14- (1)
The devices which are determined by CEIR that their electronic identity information were changed are matched with single GSM number through using “IMEI matching” menu by the importer/manufacturer firm.

Registration fee
ARTICLE 15- (1)
Registration fee to be taken for each IMEI number to be registered is increased in the direction of revaluation rates determined by Ministry of Finance every year. Fractions are transited to integer.

 THIRD SECTION
MISCELLANEOUS AND FINAL PROVISIONS

Changed IMEI Numbers
Article 16- (1)
IMEI numbers which were changed through mainboard changing or exchange method but still existing in the white list up to date are informed to the Authority within one month as of effective date of these procedures and principles.

(2) Old and new IMEI numbers take part in the file prepared in text format appropriate to the shape mentioned in Annex-3 in the content of CD.

Validity
Article 17- (1)
These procedures and principles shall enter into force on the date when it is approved by the Telecommunication Authority.

Execution
Article 18- (1)
Provisions of these procedures and principles are executed by Chairman of the Telecommunication Authority.

 

 

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