New MSC codes allotted to Idea and Airtel

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) allocates from time to time new set of Mobile Switching Center (MSC) codes to operators in circles where the operators meet certain qualifying criteria of subscriber base.


Indian Mobile numbers have 10 digits with AB-XYZ-OOOOO format where AB- the access code, XYZ- MSC Code and OOOOO is the subscriber number. First five digits are allotted time to time by DoT to all mobile operators. Generally a set of 10 MSC codes are allotted to a mobile operator.

DOT has assigned new MSC codes to Idea cellular for crossing 1 million new connections in Kerala circle and Bharti Airtel for crossing 1 million new connections in Delhi circle.

The details of the MSC codes allotted are given in the table below:

Name of Operator Name of circle MSC codes allotted
Idea Cellular Kerala 92070-92079
Bharti Airtel Delhi 98210-98219

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