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

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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.NoName of


Name of Service areACCESS-MSC Codes to be allotted to

Meet one million subscriber


1.M/S Dishnet Wireless LimitedNorth- East74210, 74218, 74219, 74220, 74228

74229, 74230, 74238, 74239, 74240

2.M/S Bharti Hexacom Ltd.Rajasthan74248, 74249, 74250, 74258, 74259

74260, 74268, 74269, 74270, 74278

3.M/S Vodafone Mobile Services Ltd.West Bengal74279, 74300, 74308, 74309, 74310

74318, 74319, 74320, 74328, 74329

4.M/S Vodafone West Ltd.Gujarat74330, 74338, 74339, 74340, 74348

74349, 74350, 7435874359, 74360

5.M/S Vodafone Spacetel


Orissa74368, 74369, 74370, 74378, 74379

74380, 74388, 74389, 74400, 74401

6.M/S Idea Cellular limitedMadhya Pradesh74402 to 74409, 74411, 74470
7.M/S Idea Cellular limitedMaharastra74472 to 74478, 74480, 74481, 74482
8.M/S Idea Cellular limitedTamilnadu74483 to 74490, 74491, 74492
9,M/S Idea Cellular limitedKolkata74493 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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