The Department of Telecommunications’ (DoT) licensing wing has allocated a new set of MSC codes to Airtel and Aircel for GSM service. The new MSC codes are assigned to operators who have managed to garner a subscriber base of over a million subscribers in their licensed service area.
Bharti Airtel Limited was assigned new MSC codes for Tamil Nadu. While Aircel obtained new MSC codes for Delhi Circle. Both operators were allocated MSC codes in 75xxx range and are as follows. The latest allocation also includes MSC code which were earlier allocated to operators, whose licensees had been quashed by Supreme Court in 2012.
|Name of Service area||Proposed ACCESS-MSC Codes to be allotted to|
Meet one million subscriber
|M/S Bharti Airtel Limited.||Tamil Nadu includin Chennai||75300, 75388,75399, 75400, 75488|
75489, 75500, 75501 , 75502, 75503
|2.||M/S Aircel Ltd.||Delhi metro||75504, 75505, 75506,75507, 75511,|
75572, 75573, 75574, 75575, 75576
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.