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IMSI / MNC Description

In Canada, the Canadian Numbering Administrator (CNA) undertakes the primary administrative functions for all International Mobile Subscription Identity (IMSI) resources.  The CNA administers IMSI resources in accordance with the Canadian International Mobile Subscription Identity (IMSI) Assignment Guideline developed by the Canadian Steering Committee on Numbering (CSCN) and approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).The Guideline contains procedures for the assignment and use of IMSIs for Canadian Wireless Service Providers (WSP), Wireless Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (WCLEC), Full Mobile Virtual Network Operators (Full MVNO) and satellite carriers.

The administration of IMSIs in Canada is conducted under the regulatory authority of the CRTC. The IMSI administrator administers only the Mobile Network Code (MNC) segment of the IMSI.

The IMSI format in Canada is a fixed 15-digit length. Each IMSI contains:

The format of the IMSI in North America is:

          IMSI Format

The MCC and MNC combine to form the Home Network Identity (HNI).

The MNC and MSIN together form the National Mobile Subscription Identity (NMSI). MSINs are administered directly by the wireless network operator to whom the MNC is assigned.


IMSI / MNC Assignment Guideline

The Canadian International Mobile Subscription Identity (IMSI) Assignment Guideline developed by the Canadian Steering Committee on Numbering (CSCN) and approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) may be found on the CRTC website through the following Guideline and Numbering Links page:


IMSI / MNC Forms

The Mobile Network Code (MNC) Application, Reservation, Information Change or Return form (Form A) and other forms are located in Appendix 2 of the Canadian International Mobile Subscription Identity (IMSI) Assignment Guideline, which is located on the CRTC website.

Those meeting the requirements to apply for an MNC should extract the form from the guideline for submission to the IMSI administrator and submit them to NonCOCodeApps@cnac.ca.


MNC Status

The currently assigned MNCs in Canada are listed below.

MNC Company Remarks
100 Data on Tap Inc. DBA dotmobile
130 Xplornet Communications Inc.  
131 Xplornet Communications Inc.  
150 Cogeco Connexion Inc.  
220 Telus Mobility
221 Telus Mobility
222 Telus Mobility
250 ALO Mobile Inc.
270 Bragg Communications
290 Airtel Wireless
300 ECOTEL Inc.
310 ECOTEL Inc.
320 Rogers Communications Canada Inc.
330 Recovered/Aging Formerly Blue Canada Wireless Inc.
340 Execulink
360 Telus Mobility
370 Microcell
380 Keewaytinook Okimakinak
420 A.B.C. Allen Business Communications Ltd.
480 SSi Micro Ltd.
490 Freedom Mobile Inc. Formerly Wind Mobile Corp.
491 Freedom Mobile Inc.
500 Videotron Ltd.
510 Videotron Ltd.
520 Videotron Ltd.
530 Keewatinook Okimakinak
540 Rovvr Communications Inc.
550 Star Solutions International Inc.
560 Recovered/Aging Formerly Lynx Mobility
570 LightSquared
590 Quadro Communication
600 Iristel Inc.
610 Bell Mobility
620 Ice Wireless
630 Bell Mobility Aliant
640 Bell Mobility
650 Tbaytel Mobility
660 MTS Mobility
670 CityTel Mobility
680 SaskTel Mobility
681 SaskTel Mobility
690 Bell Mobility
710 Globalstar
720 Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (Wireless)
721 Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (Wireless)
730 TerreStar Solutions
740 Shaw Telecom G.P.
750 Sask Tel Mobility
760 Telus Mobility
770 Rural Com
780 SaskTel Mobility
781 SaskTel Mobility
790 NetSet Communications
820 Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (Wireless)
860 Telus Mobility
880 Telus/Bell shared
940 Wightman Telecom
990 Ericsson Canada Inc. Experimental Purposes (iaw para 6.8 f) of the Guideline)
991 Halton Regional Police Services Experimental Purposes (iaw para 6.8 f) of the Guideline)
996 Powertech Labs Experimental Purposes (iaw para 6.8 f) of the Guideline)
997 Powertech Labs Experimental Purposes (iaw para 6.8 f) of the Guideline)
998 Powertech Labs Experimental Purposes (iaw para 6.8 f) of the Guideline)

 


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