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MTS reduces data offering on 999 pack by 40% and increases price of 40GB pack by 33%

MTS the only pure play CDMA operator has hiked the postpaid tariff of Mblaze ultra wifi in Tamil Nadu circle. The Rs.999 postpaid voucher which used to initially offer 40GB data (20GB day + 20GB night) now only offers 24GB data (12GB day + 12GB night). The 20BG day + 20GB night voucher now costs Rs.1299. This implies that MTS has cut down the data offering on 999 pack by [...]

Russia’s Sistema looking to increase stake in MTS beyond 74%

Sistema Sham Teleservices LTD (SSTL) will be resubmitting its application to the government by mid-April for increasing its foreign holding in the company beyond 74%. The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) had last September turned down SSTL's proposal to raise foreign holding beyond the current 74 per cent. The initial proposal had hit a hurdle over confusion about the proposed mode of investment. The Department of Telecommunications had said that the [...]

MTS revenue from data services nearing 50% of total revenue

MTS the only pure play CDMA operator in the country with operations in 9 circles is boasting of positive growth in terms of gross revenue. In terms of total revenue for the quarter ended December 31, MTS revenue reached Rs 350 crore registering a growth of 17% over the same quarter. On a full year basis, the total revenue touched Rs 1347 crore by growing 10% over the previous fiscal. [...]

MTS Completes Six Years In India; Introduces Exciting Offers For Its Voice Customers

MTS today announced the MTS Anniversary Offer for its voice customers across all its 9 circles – i.e. Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh (West), Kolkata and West Bengal. As a part of the initiative, the company will provide full talk- time to its prepaid voice customers on a recharge of Rs 87. In addition, customers will also get 500 MB of data with a validity of [...]

MTS re launches Mblaze Rs.599 night pack in Kerala circle

MTS the only pure play CDMA operator has re-launched its popular night pack in Kerala circle for its Mblaze prepaid subscribers. As a benefit of this pack, the subscribers get 15GB data with 30 days validity at 3.1Mbps speeds (EVDO Rev.A) between 12AM and 8AM. This brings the per GB data cost to Rs.40. MTS also offers EVDO Rev.B service which it has branded as 3G plus network and is [...]

MTS India Launches ‘Homespot’ Instant Wi-Fi Solution – Introduces Common Man’s WiFi

MTS today announced its entry into home WiFi segment with the launch of Homespot Instant WiFi solution. This launch marks a strategic shift in focus for MTS from being primarily a dongle driven data company to a WiFi solutions provider. The specially designed Homespot Instant WiFi solution comes with an MBlaze Ultra dongle which works with a simple plug and play mechanism and can provide high speed broadband access to [...]

MTS to offer free WiFi at Secunderabad railway station in Hyderabad

MTS had last year started offering free WiFi in Metro rails by entering into a partnership with Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL). Originally MTS had received the green signal for setting up WiFi in the three stations of Agra, Ahmedabad and Varanasi under the digital India initiative led by PM Modi. The work of setting up these WiFi hotspots is charted to be completed by the end of the [...]

Sistema Shyam Teleservices to be 100% FDI funded company

Sistema Shyam Teleservices, which offers voice and data services on CDMA platform under MTS brand, has cleared a road block to be a 100% FDI funded company. The shares of SSTL are owned by Sistema JSFC (56.68%), Russia Government (17.14%), India's Shyam Group (24%), other foreign entities (0.3%) and minority Indian stakeholders (2.05%). This minority shareholders filed an application seeking compulsory listing of shares of the company in a set [...]

Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL) unhappy with the recommended reserve price of 800 MHz spectrum

Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL) is disappointed with the recommended reserve price of 800 Mhz spectrum as it is not in sync with the business and ecosystem realities. SSTL is the lone operator that uses CDMA technology and has asked the government to rethink on the base price for 800MHz band spectrum. It has suggested that the reserve price should be at par with the market discovered price of 1800MHz band. [...]

Review : MTS MBlaze ultra Wi-Fi Data Card in Bangalore

I got my hands on with MBlaze Ultra Wifi Data card and it's been a week I'm experiencing the services. Here I share a review of the data card along with my personal experiences in Runs on CDMA 2000 1X EVDO Rev A/ Rev B  -  800/1900 MHz Speeds : DL - 14.7Mbps , UL - 5.4Mbps Wi-Fi : 802.11b/g/n - Connects to 6 devices simultaneously , IPV6 compatible microSD card [...]

Free Wi-Fi now reaches Indian railway stations, MTS to setup hotspots

Russia's Sistema JFSC that operates under the MTS brand in India has joined with Indian Railways to provide free WiFi services in three railway stations in India by the first quarter of 2015. "We have got approval for putting up Wi-Fi hotspots at Agra, Ahmedabad and Varanasi railway stations and are working on proof of concept," Sistema Shyam Teleservices Chief Executive Dmitry Shukov said. The Varanasi railway station is under [...]

MTS Q3 revenue up 20%, data card subscriber base increased by 6.3%

Sistema Shyam Teleservices, which operates under the MTS brand, has reported a net loss of Rs 437.9 crore for the quarter ended September 30, compared to Rs 760.1.9 crore a year ago. The company is doing its business in nine circles. The company's net loss however expanded from Rs 402.5 crore in the previous quarter, mainly due to higher forex losses, the Indian unit of Russia's Sistema JSFC said. "During the [...]

MTS Launches STV101 in Kolkata

MTS India, leading CDMA based mobile voice & data service provider has launched a prepaid power voucher in Kolkata & West Bengal. STV 101 includes Rs 105 talktime to be used by 15 day, 5 local/national sms for 1 days & local onnet calling 1paise/6 sec for 15 day. MTS India also introduced special tariff voucher of Rs 26 for its customers in Kolkata and Rest of West Bengal (RoWB) [...]

MTS Revises Prepaid Ultra (Rev B) Offerings

MTS India, the pure-play CDMA operator of the country, has revised its data offerings for its data card subscribers. India’s mobile broadband market has been booming for some time and CDMA operators who enjoyed first mover advantage is now facing competition from GSM/3G players. At present MTS offers highest mobile broadband speed on CDMA turf – upto 9.8 Mbit/s downlink. It should be noted that Reliance Communications offers EVDO Rev [...]

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