What Is the RBI Number in IMEI/MEID

Q

What does RBI stand for? And what does the RBI number mean in IMEI/MEID?

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RBI stands for Reporting Body Identifier. RBI is the initial two-digit portion of the 15-digit IMEI and 16-digit IMEISV codes used to uniquely identify wireless devices.

RBI identifies the GSMA-approved organization that registers TAC (Type Allocation Code) to identify a particular model (and often revision) of wireless device for use on a GSM, UMTS or other IMEI-employing wireless network.

Current RBI codes are listed below:

RBI   Group/indication - Origin
00    Test IMEI - Nations with 2-digit CCs
01    PTCRB - United States
02    Test IMEI - Nations with 3-digit CCs
03    Test IMEI - Nations with 3-digit CCs
04    Test IMEI - Nations with 3-digit CCs
05    Test IMEI - Nations with 3-digit CCs
06    Test IMEI - Nations with 3-digit CCs
07    Test IMEI - Nations with 3-digit CCs
08    Test IMEI - Nations with 3-digit CCs
09    Test IMEI - Nations with 3-digit CCs
10    DECT devices
30    Iridium - United States (satellite phones)
33    DGPT - France
35    BABT - United Kingdom
44    BABT - United Kingdom
45    NTA - Denmark
49    BZT / BAPT - Germany
50    BZT ETS - Germany
51    Cetecom ICT - Germany
52    Cetecom - Germany
53    TÜV - Germany
54    Phoenix Test Lab - Germany
86    TAF - China
91    MSAI - India
98    BABT - United Kingdom
99    GHA - For multi RAT 3GPP2/3GPP

 

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