MTS India

MTS India revises it’s 999 Postpaid Plan for existing customers, decreases data benefits by 10GB

"In a digital world, change is inevitable" - the mailer started with similar meaningful lines and then just bought this hike news for already existing MTS subscribers who are already on 999 Postpaid plan with 40GB Total = 20GB Day and 20GB Night after which speeds are capped. To the new customers the plans are already revised with reduced benefits. Plan Revised Intimation mailer from MTS : Benefit available for [...]

MTS Introduces New Data Postpaid Plans For Mblaze Ultra with Post FUP speed of 32 Kbps

Data seems to be the next big thing in Indian telecom market as all the companies are looking forward to introducing lucrative data plans these days. Among many others, MTS has introduced new data postpaid plans for Mblaze Ultra with an objective to enhance its market share. There are five options available to users in Delhi. Plan 1399: Users will get 20 GB day + 20 GB night data at [...]

MTS India Brings Down Voice Tariffs; Offers Exciting Benefits for Its Customers In Kerala

MTS today announced a series of exciting voice and data offers for its customers in Kerala circle on the occasion of Vishu. MTS India has brought down the voice tariff to just 25 paise to add to festivities of Vishu for its customers in Kerala. The offers have been especially designed to give the customers one more reason to celebrate in the festive season. For Voice Customers For Data Customers [...]

RevB Boost brings trouble for voice customers of MTS

Network congestion and calls drops are becoming common problems among MTS voice customers in Kolkata. The issues can be seen in other circles too. In an attempt to boost its RevB downlink speed, MTS has deployed three carrier channels for RevB. Each 1.25 MHz spectrum band can add up to 4.9Mbit/s downlink speed. In most circles they have 3.75 MHz spectrum and deployed all three for RevB. It leads to [...]

MTS Plans to Grab ISP License, Offer WiFi across India

MTS India, the telecom brand of Sistema Shyam Teleservices is planning to pan India, not with CDMA mobile network, rather they will be banking on WiFi to grab a pie of the upcoming data boom in the country. For MTS, data services remain a very important part of their growth strategy. At present their non-voice revenues account for nearly 47% of total earnings. Being a CDMA operator, MTS pushed its [...]

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. [...]

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