Equipment Identity Register (EIR)

The EIR by BroadForward is a high-capacity, software-based Mobile Equipment Authentication solution for 2G/3G and 4G/LTE mobile networks.



Fully 3GPP Standards Compliant

The BFX EIR is fully compliant with all relevant 3GPP standards, including TS 22.016, TS 29.272, TS 23.401, TS 23.060 and TS 29.002.

In addition to the 3GPP’s standards, the BFX EIR supports the ETSI and GSMA standards as well.

Software-based Solution

Our EIR is software-based, and can be installed on standard off-the-shelf servers or virtual machines. Each machine can support 100 million IMEI records and tens of thousands of transactions per second.

Connection chart - The BroadForward EIR

Black-list, White-list… Anything-list!

BFX supports black-lists, grey-lists and white-lists, as well as unlimited options for additional lists (VIP list, exception list etc.), for individual IMEIs as well as IMEI ranges.

Extensive Reporting & Notification Options

From an operations, administration and management (OAM) perspective, BFX offers a wide range of functions to manage the EIR solution. This includes an SNMP interface for active triggering, logging and tracing, reporting, dashboards and a central provisioning interface based on HTTP (REST, SOAP). A local web interface is available for customer care and operations (supporting IMEI checking and modification of device status). The BFX EIR also supports security access control for remote peers (systems performing IMEI checks, provisioning systems, GUI user management), overload control etc.

2G/3G and 4G/LTE Network Support

Many mobile operators worldwide maintain multi-generational networks, with voice services served over 2G/3G infrastructure and 4G/LTE used for data services.

The BFX EIR was designed to be a cross-generational, unified solution supporting both 2G/3G and 4G/LTE mobile networks. The EIR works with SS7, Diameter, and a range of additional communication protocols.

Nation-wide or Group Operator-wide Solution

For implementation of nation-wide or operator group-wide EIR solutions, the NG EIR supports a centralized EIR function for multiple operators in a single solution, including reporting per network.