Exclusive: Reliance Jio to soon offer 6-series numbers to customers in India, gets MSC Codes from the DoT

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has been allotted new MSC codes in the 6-series mobile numbers by the telecom department (DoT) in Rajasthan, Assam and Tamil Nadu telecom zones. The development will allow the 4G entrant to offer new mobile numbers beginning with “6”.

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The telecom department’s notification said that the new codes have been allotted to meet new one million users demand. “In consideration to the request of service providers, the undersigned is directed to convey approval of competent authority Sr DDG (AS) for allotment of MSC Codes,” the department said.

According to a notification by the telecom department’s access services wing, Reliance Jio has been allotted 60010-60019 MSC codes in Rajasthan, 60020-60029 MSC codes in Assam and 60030-60039 in Tamil Nadu. The 4G operator has also been allotted the 7-series MSC codes in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, and the 8-series 8 MSC codes in Kolkata and Maharashtra telecom zones.

Bharti Airtel, India’s leading telecom operator by users has also been allotted the 9-series MSC codes (90680-90689) in UP West telecom zone.

India’s telecom subscriber base grew by 21.02 million to cross 1.12 billion at end-November 2016 on account of large number of additions by Reliance Jio, according to the Telecom Authority of India’s recent data. Currently, all mobile numbers start with 7, 8 and 9, which are exhausting soon. With rapid growth in mobile subscribers, especially after the entry of Reliance Jio, the new 6-series number is being introduced to cater to the fast growing subscriber base in India.

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In India, the first numbering plan was announced in 1993, followed by a fresh plan in 2003 keeping the growth in mind. The DoT has assigned “0” for STD access, while “1” is assigned for special numbers like Police, Fire, and Ambulance etc.

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VIJAY MISHRA
February 12, 2017 11:32 pm 11:32 PM

JIO is down for last three days in Aya Nagar, New Delhi, PIN 110047. No net or call. Complaint but no response. Already ported all my numbers from JIO. Many of my friends had generated porting code and ready for port out. No idea what I will do with Operator locked MIFI.

Sunil
February 12, 2017 9:25 pm 9:25 PM

Odissa ka kya he

Subhash
February 12, 2017 6:11 pm 6:11 PM

For KERALA circle

abhinav reddy
February 12, 2017 12:48 am 12:48 AM

do we have broadband in jio for home papers

abhinav reddy
February 12, 2017 12:46 am 12:46 AM

why dont we have 5G net like other countries are using UK,USA

JKLMN
February 13, 2017 8:17 pm 8:17 PM

There is no 5G network anywhere in the world, there isn’t even a 4.5G LTE Advanced pro network.

Girish Gowda
February 12, 2017 1:40 pm 1:40 PM

No, they are largely operating on 4G.

ragu
February 11, 2017 10:24 pm 10:24 PM

jio rocks

GTMUDL
February 11, 2017 10:15 pm 10:15 PM

MSC meaning ?????????

nihit jain
February 11, 2017 5:53 pm 5:53 PM

What is the status of Delhi??

Any new codes??

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