1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 17, 2011 12:45 PM by Curtis Govan RSS

IMEI allocation / TAC range for M2M modules




I am trying to find some information on the following:

* TAC allocation for M2M GSM module 

* range of IMEI allocated to some M2M vendors per device

* "UAProf" like data for M2M module i.e. is there a set of capabilities published by M2M module vendors to describe their products?


Thanks for your help





  • Re: IMEI allocation / TAC range for M2M modules

    Hi Olivier,


    Typically, the M2M device will use the IMEI of its module.  If not, they can be allocated their own IMEI.  BABT (www.babt.com) issues IMEIs for non-North American devices and CTIA issues them on behalf of PTCRB (www.ptcrb.com) for PTCRB operators (primarily North America operators).  PTCRB requires M2M devices to have their own IMEI allocation for quantities above 10k.


    In regards to the features for each module, start with www.att.com/modules, then visit the module manufacturer's websites or contact them for further details.  Contact information is included in the spreadsheet.


    Good luck!