- NTA to implement MDMS today.
- For the first phase, the system will be implemented on high-end phones.
- After MDMS implementation, illegally imported mobile phones will no longer be able to use carrier services.
The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) states that it is implementing the Mobile Device Management System (MDMS) from today. With the implementation, NTA may block phones that are not registered in MDMS.
The telecommunications regulatory body of Nepal issued a notice on October 21, 2023, urging users to register unregistered mobile phones in the system within 15 days. The notice stated that phones not registered in MDMS within the specified 15-day period will not operate in Nepal.
According to the authority, as reported by Kantipur TV, for the first phase, the system will be implemented on high-end phones worth more than 100,000 rupees.
Upon the implementation of MDMS, illegally imported mobile phones will no longer be able to use carrier services from any service provider in Nepal. This measure aims to reduce the import of ‘grey phones,’ which are phones brought into the country through unofficial channels.
However, Given Nepal’s past experiences with MDMS implementations, doubts persist regarding the system’s potential success.
In the past, NTA issued many notices regarding the implementation; however, it failed to implement the system effectively.
Today’s MDMS implementation seems confident. The system is also sending warning SMS to unregistered devices. Let’s see if today’s MDMS implementation will be successful.