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 Thursday, June 14, 2012

An online database of mobile country codes (MCCs) and mobile network codes (MNCs), defined by Recommendation ITU-T E.212: The international identification plan for public networks and subscriptions, is the latest addition to ITU-Ts International Numbering Resources (INR database).
 
MCCs are used to identify mobile telephony installations in wireless telephone networks and are used in combination with MNCs to uniquely identify network operators. The new database also provides listings of shared international mobile telephony codes, and MCC+MNC configurations used extra-territorially (MCC+MNC assigned to an operator in one country, but used in another through the establishment of a foreign base station by that operator).
 
Slaheddine Maaref, Tunisie Telecom: In the past, authoritative MCC+MNC information was available only through ITU-Ts Operational Bulletin. The online database is thus a welcome addition to ITU-Ts services; offering me information of a quality and accuracy comparable to that of the Bulletin, but with the added benefits of real-time updates to its content and an ability to select and export only the information I am looking for.
 
Access to the database is a membership benefit available only to ITU Member States and ITU-T Sector Members.
 
The database is navigable through such search criteria as codes, countries/regions or network operators. Search results can be exported to MS Word or Excel files, and can be bookmarked as favourites in ones Internet browser.

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