DoT issues new MSC codes to Aircel, Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea

By February 18th, 2016 AT 11:25 AM

The Department of Telecommunications’ (DoT) licensing wing has allocated a new set of MSC codes to Aircel, Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea. As per DoT, new MSC codes are assigned to operators who have managed to garner a subscriber base of over a million subscribers in a licensed service area.


Aircel has been granted new MSC series in the North-East circle and Airtel was assigned new MSC series in the Rajasthan circle. Vodafone was assigned new MSC series in West Bengal, Gujarat, and Orissa circles. Idea was assigned new MSC series in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Kolkata circles.

S.No Name of


Name of Service are ACCESS-MSC Codes to be allotted to

Meet one million subscriber


1. M/S Dishnet Wireless Limited North- East 74210, 74218, 74219, 74220, 74228

74229, 74230, 74238, 74239, 74240

2. M/S Bharti Hexacom Ltd. Rajasthan 74248, 74249, 74250, 74258, 74259

74260, 74268, 74269, 74270, 74278

3. M/S Vodafone Mobile Services Ltd. West Bengal 74279, 74300, 74308, 74309, 74310

74318, 74319, 74320, 74328, 74329

4. M/S Vodafone West Ltd. Gujarat 74330, 74338, 74339, 74340, 74348

74349, 74350, 7435874359, 74360

5. M/S Vodafone Spacetel


Orissa 74368, 74369, 74370, 74378, 74379

74380, 74388, 74389, 74400, 74401

6. M/S Idea Cellular limited Madhya Pradesh 74402 to 74409, 74411, 74470
7. M/S Idea Cellular limited Maharastra 74472 to 74478, 74480, 74481, 74482
8. M/S Idea Cellular limited Tamilnadu 74483 to 74490, 74491, 74492
9, M/S Idea Cellular limited Kolkata 74493 to 74499, 74500, 74508, 74509

Every telecom operator in the world is assigned a bi-numeral number to identify its network. The first part of this number is known as Mobile Country Code (MCC) and the other part is known as the Mobile Network Code (MNC), and they are represented in MCC-MNC format. The MCC for the operator remains constant throughout the country while the MNC varies from circle to circle.

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