Last updated on August 17th, 2023 at 07:54 am
- MCCMNC (operator ID returned by the lookup) within each message’s delivery receipt.
- SMS aggregators can also provision your text messaging account to include the MCCMNC.
- Operator (or carrier) ID is provided if you send messages via Short Codes or Long Numbers.
- For each message it is processed by the SMS aggregators, they do a lookup.
MCCMNC stands for Mobile Country Code and Mobile Network Code.
It’s a combination of two codes that uniquely identify a mobile network operator and its country within the global cellular network infrastructure. Let’s break down the components:
- Mobile Country Code (MCC): This is a three-digit code that identifies the country where a mobile network operator is registered. Each country has a specific MCC, which is assigned by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The MCC is a crucial part of a mobile device’s International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI), a unique identifier associated with each subscriber in a mobile network.
- Mobile Network Code (MNC): This is a two or three-digit code that identifies a specific mobile network operator within a country. Each network operator is assigned a unique MNC. This code, along with the MCC, is also a part of the IMSI.
When combined, the MCCMNC code provides a globally unique identifier for a particular mobile network operator within a specific country. This code is used in various telecommunication systems and protocols to ensure proper routing of calls, messages, and data between different mobile networks.
MCCMNC codes are commonly used in technologies like GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications), UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System), LTE (Long-Term Evolution), and other mobile communication standards. They are used in roaming agreements, billing systems, and network management to facilitate seamless communication between different networks.
For example, consider the MCCMNC code “310260”:
- The MCC “310” corresponds to the United States.
- The MNC “260” corresponds to a specific mobile network operator within the United States.
By using this code, devices and networks can determine the appropriate network to connect to when roaming, and calls, texts, and data can be properly routed to the correct destination.
It’s worth noting that while the basic concept of MCCMNC remains consistent, there might be updates or changes in specific codes over time due to new operators, mergers, or other industry developments.