New MSC codes allotted to Airtel in Odisha, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu circles

The department of telecommunications allocates from time to time new set of MSC codes to operators in certain circles where the operators meet certain qualifying criteria of subscriber base.


DOT has assigned new MSC codes to Bharti Airtel for crossing 1 million new subscriber additions in Odisha, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu circles.

The details of the MSC codes assigned are given below:

Name of operator Name of circle MSC codes allotted
Bharti Airtel Odisha 73258-73260, 73268-73270, 73278-73280, 73288
Karnataka 73376-73378, 73380-73386
Tamil Nadu 73387-73396

The above allocation also includes MSC codes which were previously allotted to other licensees and are hereby withdrawn with immediate effect as the said licences had been quashed by the Supreme court in 2012.

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November 15, 2015 2:53 pm 2:53 PM

Mr.Madhan and Mr.Sanjit :

In Tamilnadu circle including Chennai :

I am unable to send SMS in the first attempt in the Aircel 3G network using Aircel Tamilnadu SIM in Tamilnadu as well as Chennai Aircel RLH network. Also the incoming SMS gets delayed in the Aircel 3G network.
Outgoing voice calls in Aircel 3G network get disconnected in the middle.

Do you know why?. What about the case in the own 3G network of airtel, BSNL and vodafone?.

Madhan Kumar
November 15, 2015 2:32 am 2:32 AM

@Esmail: Care to ppostthe much recent TRAI Drive Test Results: BSNL Mobile Network provides better Quality of Service than Private Operators,will u????

November 13, 2015 5:12 pm 5:12 PM

After reading everyone’s comments on this forum, the bottomline is: Choose whatever operator provides the best network signal quality in your area. If a particular operator is providing good signal quality at both your home and office, where you spend most of the time and also economical, then there is no reason, why you shouldn’t go for it. I would rather say, go for the service provider that satisfies all your needs.

November 14, 2015 12:23 am 12:23 AM

Peace!!! \m/

Jyotirmoy Manna
November 13, 2015 9:26 pm 9:26 PM


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Madhan Kumar
November 13, 2015 8:22 pm 8:22 PM