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.
In the past we reported how DOT had assigned new MSC codes to Airtel and Idea cellular on meeting 1 million mark in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.
|Name of operator||Service area||MSC range allotted|
|Bharti Airtel||Madhya Pradesh||91090-91099|
|Idea cellular||Madhya Pradesh||95160-95169|
The above allocation also includes MSC codes which were previously allotted to other licencees and are hereby withdrawn with immediate effect as the said licences had been quashed by the Supreme court in 2012.
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