Thursday, May 5, 2011

Telecom Circles in India

Total 22 Telecom circles are present in India at present. Telecom Circles are divided into 4 groups: 'metro circles' and then 'A', 'B', and 'C' circles. The 'metro' circles cover very dense population centers in the very largest Indian cities: Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai. The 'A', 'B', and 'C' circles cover various geographic territories of varying population sizes. 'A' circles are the largest in terms of population coverage. 'C' circles contain the smallest population. The circles listed below are the officially recognized circles as stated by the India Department of Telecommunications. India telephone companies may or may not conform to this exact usage.

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Telecom Circle Name

Circle Type

1

Delhi Metro Telecom Circle

Metro

2

Mumbai Metro Telecom Circle

Metro

3

Kolkata Metro Telecom Circle

Metro

4

Gujarat Telecom Circle

A

5

Karnataka Telecom Circle

A

6

Tamil Nadu Telecom Circle

A

7

Andhra Pradesh Telecom Circle

A

8

Maharashtra Telecom Circle

A

9

Haryana Telecom Circle

B

10

Punjab Telecom Circle

B

11

Kerala Telecom Circle

B

12

Rajasthan Telecom Circle

B

13

West Bengal Telecom Circle

B

14

Uttar Pradesh (West) Telecom Circle

B

15

Madhya Pradesh Telecom Circle

B

16

Uttar Pradesh (East) Telecom Circle

B

17

Bihar Telecom Circle

C

18

Northeast Telecom Circle

C

19

Assam Telecom Circle

C

20

Orissa Telecom Circle

C

21

Himachal Pradesh Telecom Circle

C

22

Jammu & Kashmir Telecom Circle

C