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Börse Express – Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. shares the DIRBS software platform to find counterfeit and stolen devices


San Diego, March 6 / PRNewswire / – Can be used to improve the safety of mobile eco-systems around the world

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced its use of its Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) platform as a free open source downloadable software.

Qualcomm Technologies' server software platform DIRBS can be used to help locate counterfeit, illegal and stolen mobile devices in one country. The DIRBS software platform will help regulators classify devices and build IMEI-based lists for reporting, amnesties and blocking purposes. DIRBS has been successfully deployed in Pakistan and it is planned to continue its operations in several other markets in the coming months.

"Falsified devices are one of the biggest global challenges that make every year a loss of sales revenue of around € 45.3 billion, according to a recent European Union intellectual property study published in February 2017," Mohammad Raheel Kamal, IPR Senior Executive Officer, Qualcomm Incorporated. "The joint DIRBS solution as a freely downloadable open source software will enable the mobile industry to quickly deploy this powerful technology to address counterfeiting and related issues around the world."

"Qualcomm is committed to enriching the mobile ecosystem and, among other things, helping regulators meet their wireless security needs," said John Hans, SVP, Qualcomm Incorporated and GM, Qualcomm Technology Licensing. "We are delighted to share the DIRBS software platform to help regulators step up their fight against false, illegal and stolen devices."

The DIRBS server software platform is hosted on the open source software site Github and can be downloaded and used by interested parties for free.

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