Ecuador Mobile Phone Operators to tackle stolen phone problem, improve natural disaster response

Posted on October 9, 2017 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Internet

GSMA We Care Ecuador: Mobile Operators Join Forces to Work on Natural Disaster Response and Tackle Handset Theft / Ecuador’s mobile industry today launched the “We Care Ecuador” campaign, an initiative of the GSMA in Latin America to set up local actions that will help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Operators Claro, CNT EP and Telef nica Movistar signed the GSMA Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, pledging to work together on a coordinated awareness campaign via social networks, digital media and websites to help create a culture of prevention in vulnerable areas and reinforce good practices during emergencies.

As part of this joint initiative, the GSMA and Ecuador’s Telecommunications Regulation and Control Agency (ARCOTEL) will also work together to step up the fight against handset theft. They will support the ARCOTEL initiative Tu Celular Legal by exchanging regional good practices and the global experience of the GSMA IMEI database.


“As a mobile ecosystem, we’re focusing on supporting communities during crises or natural disasters and tackling the daily scourge of mobile phone theft, continually aiming to help reach the SDGs by fully leveraging mobile technology,” said Sebastián Cabello, Head of GSMA Latin America. Read Article

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