MTS India Says Will Not Exit Indian Telecom Market

MTS India the CDMA Mobile service of Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd (SSTL) with over 16 million customers today said that it will not exit the Indian telecom market as it is hopeful of a positive response on its curative petition from the apex court.

 

MTS India has stayed away from the recent spectrum auction and its 21 licences are valid till 18th January 2013 as per Supreme Court’s order. MTS awarded these licenses in 2008 by then Telecom Minister A Raja which have been canceled by the Supreme Court in February 2 order terming them illegal.

MTS India – SSTL President and CEO Vsevolod Rozanov said that he was hopeful the Indian government will soon take a call on the issue of revising spectrum pricing in the light of lukewarm response to the recent 2G auction.

MTS India which provides Pure CDMA mobile and data services, has been arguing that there is ‘No Demand for the CDMA spectrum’ in which it operates and the prices set by Government were very steep. Government has set minimum price of pan-India spectrum in 800 Mhz band which can be used for CDMA services, around 11 times high compared to amount which companies paid to get it in 2008. At the reserve price, each block of 800 Mhz band (CDMA) will cost Rs 4550 crore.

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SAHIL
SAHIL
December 9, 2012 5:36 pm 5:36 PM

can any one tell me,will MTS CDMA stay or leaves from KOLKATA?

manish mishra
manish mishra
December 2, 2012 7:37 pm 7:37 PM

all well wisher of telecom department i heard new mts shut down cdma network it is true

manish mishra
manish mishra
December 2, 2012 7:37 pm 7:37 PM

all well wisher of telecom department i heard new mts shut down cdma network it is tru

Anirban Das
Anirban Das
November 20, 2012 11:40 pm 11:40 PM

If MTS not got their CDMA licence then only

Abhijith :
I heard MTS is going to take over aircel ! Is it true ?

Abhijith
Abhijith
November 20, 2012 9:29 pm 9:29 PM

I heard MTS is going to take over aircel ! Is it true ?

PD
PD
November 19, 2012 8:24 pm 8:24 PM

Why TT is inert for the last two days ?

Paglu
Paglu
November 19, 2012 8:19 pm 8:19 PM

@ENAUD
u silly dumb even in wikipedia airtel page we find fact about airtel’s wrongly activating vas.

pavan
pavan
November 19, 2012 6:52 pm 6:52 PM

Joseph :
@pavan
BSNL is giving ZTE modem unlocked inthe market, it is compatible with most of the CDMA networks!

It is Sim less or sim based?

ENAUD
ENAUD
November 19, 2012 5:34 pm 5:34 PM

@Paglu
@ PAGLU – Airtel provides a premium service. Yes like other operators they (sometimes) activate VAS without consent – however when you complain to them (via email) they DO return it. What is wrong with that?

>>Urging to all plz do not take any airtel or vodafone
>> ty are pure blood sucking fucker

Joseph
Joseph
November 19, 2012 1:01 pm 1:01 PM

@vijay
MTS itself having 13 million customers in India. BSNL may only have 5 million CDMA customers?, DON’T you think they are wise enough to enjoy unlimited voice high speed data and less congested network with no FUP FAIR USAGE POLICY?

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