On-Vessel Networks: Frequencies and Identities

Maritime customers often ask what frequencies and network identities they can use for their on-vessel networks. Frequencies and network identities are completely separate questions, but both are determined by where you are. Network Identities Quick technical background: What is a network identity? The network identity is a 5- or 6-digit code that identifies a cellular network uniquely in the world. The first three digits are a “mobile country code” (MCC). The next two or three digits are a “mobile network code” (MNC) within that country. MCCs are assigned to countries by the ITU. Within each country, the MNCs are assigned by …

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