The MEID identifier has replaced the Electronic Serial Number( ESN) since 2005 and is used to identify stolen or lost mobile devices. While the ESN number comprises 32 bits, the MEID number consists of 56 bits. With this character set, many more mobile devices can be identified than with the ESN number. However, mobile networks had to be upgraded to the MEID number.
|Englisch:||mobile equipment identity (mobile com.) - MEID|
|Links:||unique identifier (UID), code division multiple access (access method) (CDMA), enterprise social network (ESN), international mobile equipment identity (mobile communications) (IMEI), global system for mobile communications (GSM)|