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Supplies of illegal mobile devices to Ukraine increased fivefold

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Supplies of illegal mobile devices to Ukraine increased fivefold
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The illegal supplies of the mobile devices to Ukraine increased from 8% to 40% of the total share, informed Director General of the Ukrainian State Centre of Radio Frequencies Valentyn Reznychenko.

«In my opinion, the market of devices illegally imported to the country is increasing. This is partially connected with the cancellation of the law on compulsory registration of the imported equipment. To date, the national budget falls short of around UAH 1 bn (US $60 mn), according to different estimations. The import of devices, which was 92% legal, increased towards illegal side,» he said.

The national budget will fall short of around UAH 110 mn (US $6.79 mn) per year, following the cancelation of the law requiring the compulsory registration of the imported devices using their IMEI-codes (identification number of the imported device) and blocking service in communication networks of unregistered devices, according to Reznychenko.

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