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electronic serial number (ESN)

The Electronic Serial Number (ESN) is a 32-bitidentification number for mobile terminals

in non-GSM networks. Together with the Mobile Identification Number

(MIN), it identifies the subscriber

ofa mobile network

. TheESN number is assigned by the manufacturer. In GSM networks

, thecorresponding number

isthe International Mobile Equipment Identity

(IMEI). Since 2006, manufacturers have been transitioning from the Electronic Serial Number (ESN) to the Mobile Equipment Identity (MEID).

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Englisch: electronic serial number - ESN
Updated at: 15.03.2016
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