Terms and definitions in messaging

Multichannel messaging service is based on a variety of telecommunication and Internet technologies. In the description of services, we often use abbreviations that may not always be known to you. Here we have compiled a glossary of terms and definitions used in the industry.
By the way, you can create account and send SMS to your customers via Dashboard, plugin or API integration.


Mobile Country Code (MCC) is a 3 digit code used in combination with Mobile Network Code to identify a mobile network operator uniquely, the 1st refers the continent (the digits 1 and 8 are not used):

0: Test networks

2: Europe

3: North America and the Caribbean

4: Asia and the Middle East

5: Oceania

6: Africa

7: South and Central America

9: Worldwide (Satellite, Air-aboard aircraft, Maritime-aboard ships, Antarctica)

An MCC is used in combination with an MNC (a combination known as an “MCC/MNC tuple”) to uniquely identify a mobile network operator (carrier) using the GSM, UMTS, and LTE public land mobile networks. Some but not all CDMA, iDEN, and satellite mobile networks are identified with an MCC/MNC tuple as well.