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KATHMANDU: Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) and MPIA (Mobile phone Imports Association) have decided to start the Mobile Device Management System (MDMS) from 30th Bhadra 2079 to control the unauthorized entry of Mobile phones in Nepal illegally.
MDMS describes a higher-level system that can be used for the management and operation of mobile devices such as PCs, tablet PCs, cell phones, POS systems, and other devices.
It’s a software application that helps device fleet operators to manage and enforce rules or policies on different types of devices.
With recent technological advancements, the mobile phone has been a subject of necessity rather than a luxury.
President of (Mobile phone Imports Association) Deepak Kumar Malhotra and various delegates have criticized the Government for stopping importing cellular devices as they have become part of day-to-day life.
Malhotra clarified government decided to do so to increase revenue thus implementing MDMS will decrease the amount of black trafficking which has negative impacts on collecting revenues for the government.
Nepal is losing billions of dollars due to the black trafficking market.
Malhotra also clarified illegal trafficking of phones and re-furtive phones has adversely affected mobile business and cause employment problems. Thus, the meeting decided to implement MDMS.
Vice President of MPIA (Mobile Phone Imports Association) Mr. Sanjay Agrawal addressed that MDMS will be officially start from Sep 15, 2022 and it will be fully implemented within two to three months.
The old handsets will get two to three months period for registration.
The handsets imported unofficially without paying the government tax thereafter will not be activated from September 15.