TRAI regulations would soon make it easy to block stolen/lost mobile phones

TRAI is set to come out with new regulations that would make it easy for mobile users to block their devices in case they are lost or stolen.

The idea behind these regulations would be to take on the illegal handset market which is powered by stolen devices and duplicated IMEI numbers.

They have been in talks with mobile service providers in the country to come up with reliable ways to block devices.

TRAI has been trying to come out with such regulations since 2004. But the mobile service providers in the country were not equipped with proper technology to implement these bans.