DoT allots new MSC codes to Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio

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The Department of Telecommunication has allotted fresh Mobile Switching Center (MSC) codes to the two leading telecom operators Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel for the circles of Maharashtra and North East respectively for meeting the demand of 1 million subscribers in these circles. MSC codes are the first 5 digits of your 10 digit mobile number and telecom operators apply to the DoT for new numbering series when their existing numbering resources are insufficient to meet the demand of the growing subscriber base in a circle.

Freshly allotted MSC codes to Airtel & Jio:

DoT has freshly allotted MSC code series 93620-93629 to Bharti Airtel for North East circle and to Reliance Jio series 80100-80109 for Maharashtra circle and 97780-97789 for Kerala circle. The same is represented in the table below.

Sr. NoOperatorCircleMSC Codes
1Bharti AirtelNorth East93620-93629
2Reliance JioMaharashtra80100-80109
3Reliance JioKerala97780-97789

MSC codes allotted to Jio earlier this year:

It is evident from the TRAI subscription reports that Reliance Jio has been adding millions of subscribers every month on a Pan India scale, and this means it regularly needs fresh allotment of MSC codes to meet the demands of the ever-increasing subscriber base. Given below are the details of the MSC code series allotted to Jio between January to July 2020 in the mentioned circles.

Sr. No.CircleMSC CodesDate of
3UP (East)95550-9555930/04/2020
6Madhya Pradesh93020-9302923/03/2020
8Madhya Pradesh93010-9301919/02/2020
10UP (East)95690-9569930/01/2020
11Tamil Nadu93450-9345930/01/2020
12West Bengal98830-9883908/10/2020
13Madhya Pradesh88150-8815908/10/2020
14UP (West)93890-9389908/10/2020

Note: Most of the above mentioned MSC code series were previously allotted to Reliance Communications and Reliance Telecom which have suspended their wireless operations and some of the numbers from these series are currently active on other operators’ networks through MNP. The numbers which are currently active on other networks are excluded from the series allotted to the operators and if these numbers become inactive in the future, they will be returned to the operator who has been allotted the MSC code series.

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8 thoughts on “DoT allots new MSC codes to Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio”

  1. What about the codes of videocon (9080x series), uninor (7871x series) and RGSM (76010 and many others) Tamilnadu circle?.

    • MSC codes are allotted by DoT based on the operators’ achievement of a milestone in new subscriber additions. As and when Jio and Airtel will achieve these, DoT will allot the surrendered series of Rcom, Videocon, Telenor, etc.

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