_____________________________________________________________________ LIST OF ISSUER IDENTIFIER NUMBERS FOR THE
INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION CHARGE CARD
(IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITU-T RECOMMENDATION E.118 (05/2006)) (POSITION ON 1 JANUARY 2011)
Geneva, 2011 List of Issuer Identifier Numbers for the international Telecommunication charge card
(In accordance with ITU-T Recommendation E.118) Note from TSB This List replaces the List annexed to Operational Bulletin No. 919 of 1.XI.2008. It contains all the Issuer Identifier Numbers (IIN) registered by the ITU, which have been notified in the ITU Operational Bulletin up to and including No. 971 of 1.I.2011.
For your information, this List will be updated by numbered series of amendments published in the ITU Operational Bulletin. Furthermore, the information contained in this Annex is also available on the ITU website www.itu.int/itu-t/bulletin/annex.html, .
An IIN is used to identify a telecommunication company in a country, which is working in an international environment. According to ISO Standard 7812-2 , the criteria for approval and rejection of applications are:
"4.3.1 Criteria for approval of an application for a single IIN Applications for a single IIN shall meet all the criteria for approval below and shall not comply with any of the criteria for rejection in 4.3.2 :
a) the applicant applying for a single IIN shall not already have an IIN assigned to it in its own right (outside of any card scheme);
b) the IIN shall be for immediate use, preferably within 12 months of the date of issue of the IIN;
c) the card being issued shall be for use in an international interchange environment (see ISO/IEC 7812-1);
d) the applicant shall be a single corporate entity operating under a specific legislative regulation.
4.3.2 Criteria for rejection of an application for a single IIN An applicant for a single IIN shall be rejected by the Sponsoring Authority when any one of the following conditions exist:
a) the applicant is not a card issuer;
b) the applicant has previously been assigned an IIN in its own right (outside of its membership of any card scheme) which it is still using and the applicant has not provided adequate supplementary information as justification for issue of an additional IIN (see 4.2);
c) the cards issued by the applicant would not be used in an international and/or interindustry interchange
d) the IIN will be used to identify or differentiate between products, services or technologies (i.e. including but not
e) the IIN will be used to identify or differentiate between branches or subsidiaries within the applicant's
organisation (i.e. these branches or subsidiaries are not separate corporate entities);
f) the applicant has requested a specific number or the reservation in the register of a specific number or
made a request which is outside the scope of this part of ISO/IEC 7812;
g) no card will be issued for immediate use, e.g. within 12 months from the date of issue of an IIN."
Furthermore under point 4.2 d), of ITU-T Recommendation E.118, the ITU shall collect a one-time fee for the assignment and registration of each new Issuer Identifier Number. This fee is currently 80 Swiss francs.
Applicants will find attached to the List, a registration form, which is intended to facilitate requests for assignment and registration. Applicant applying for a single IIN is requested to fill-in the registration form and submit it to the approval-organisation in his country before it is sent to ITU for registration, accompanied with evidence of payment to the ITU of the one-time registration fee.
In order to keep the list up-to-date the companies listed are requested to send all modifications concerning their company and contact address to ITU, TSB/OBNA, Fax No. +41 22 730 5853, E-mail: email@example.com.
The designations employed and the presentation of material in this List do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the ITU concerning the legal status of any country or geographical area, or of its authorities.
List of Issuer Identifier Numbers for the international telecommunication charge card