November 3rd, 2017 5:34 PM 168 COMMENTS

RCom Asking MTS Users to Migrate to 4G-Only Network

India's CDMA story is over, as RCom announced the completion of the acquisition of MTS India network. It seems to be an end of Indian telecom, as the CDMA network of MTS is to be shut down by 30th of November 2017. The lone CDMA survivor is Tata Docomo CDMA, which has been already acquired by Airtel and 800MHz will be soon vacated for LTE deployment. For MTS CDMA customers... Read More

February 20th, 2017 11:11 AM 91 COMMENTS

Tata Teleservices in talks to join proposed RCom-Aircel-MTS entity: Report

In an interesting turn of events, Tata Group-owned telco Tata Teleservices has entered into an initial round of discussions with Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communication to explore the possibility of joining forces with the upcoming merged RCom-Aircel and MTS entity. Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio’s entry has resulted triggered intense competition, leading to a new phase of consolidation in the industry. The mergers and acquisitions activity in India has picked up the... Read More

October 8th, 2016 11:56 AM 25 COMMENTS

RCom gets another nod for MTS acquisition, may close deal in November

Reliance Communications (RCom) said that it has received a nod from the Bombay High Court for the acquisition of Russian conglomerate Sistema's Indian telecom unit, Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd (SSTL). Following this nod, RCom will now approach the telecom department for the final approval for the acquisition. Media reports said that the acquisition is expected to be closed by November 2016. “We wish to inform you that Hon’ble High Court... Read More

July 14th, 2016 7:15 AM 14 COMMENTS

Prior to RCom merger, MTS India closes its online store

Ahead of its planned merger with RCOM, MTS India has closed its online store. As per the update on its website, starting 1st July 2016 online store for buying new MTS devices along with taking new connection will be permanently shut down. The following message appears online: We’re sorry to inform you that as of 1st July’2016, www.shop.mtsindia.in was shut down permanently. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may... Read More

November 25th, 2015 4:47 PM 6 COMMENTS

SSTL records Q3 losses at Rs 406.3 crore

Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL), which operates under the MTS brand in India, has registered a net loss of Rs 406.3 crore for the third quarter ended September 30, as against Rs 437.9 crore in the year-ago period. However, the company’s consolidated revenues increased by 10% Y-o-Y to Rs 3,763 million (USD 59.2 million), mainly on account of data revenue growth. The mobile ARPU for the quarter rose by 2.7% to Rs... Read More

November 2nd, 2015 12:11 PM 76 COMMENTS

SSTL and Reliance Communications announce merger

Sistema JSFC, a publicly-traded diversified holding company in Russia and the CIS, announces the signing of binding documents regarding the merger of Sistema's Indian telecommunications business with business of Reliance Communications Ltd, one of the leading telecom operators in India. The signed documentation provides for the demerger of the telecommunication business from Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd (“SSTL”) and its merger with the telecommunications business of Reliance Communications Ltd (“RCom”) based... Read More

October 20th, 2015 2:08 PM 6 COMMENTS

MTS to offer accidental death insurance cover of one lakh to new data customers

MTS has today rolled out an innovative initiative to provide accidental death insurance cover to all its new data customers. The special initiative will run through the festive season and will end post Diwali on 15th November. Both prepaid and postpaid data customers can avail the benefits of this initiative. Customers opting for the prepaid connection can get the MTS MBlaze WiFi dongle for INR 1499 while those going for... Read More

October 5th, 2015 1:16 PM 25 COMMENTS

MTS to Introduce Data Plans For Internet Calling, offers 5GB data for Rs 499 which can be used for 5000 minutes of Internet Calling

MTS has today rolled out net-neutral internet calling plans for both prepaid and postpaid customers. The plans further showcase the company’s commitment and support to Net Neutrality and offers data for internet calling. Customers can use the data for making internet calls using any internet calling application of their choice, be it over WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, etc. As per the plan, users can opt to use 5GB data for 5000... Read More

August 26th, 2015 2:20 PM 4 COMMENTS

Non-Voice revenue continued to demonstrate double-digit growth for MTS India

Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd. (SSTL), which operates its telecom services under the MTS brand in India, today announces its unaudited consolidated financial results for the second quarter ended June 30th, 2015. According to Dmitry Shukov, Chief Executive Officer of Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd, “All our operational parameters have shown significant improvement during the quarter which has resulted in 12% growth in consolidated revenues. Our data centric approach has further enhanced... Read More

August 10th, 2015 7:25 PM 5 COMMENTS

MTS shows support for Net Neutrality, launches ‘Open Web plans’ for prepaid and postpaid

Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL) that provides telecom services under the brand MTS today announced its full support and commitment to Net Neutrality with the launch of OpenWeb Data plans for its prepaid as well as postpaid data customers. The data plans offer customers the absolute freedom to surf, call & chat freely and as per their choice. This initiative is part of a larger customer centric program of MTS... Read More

August 9th, 2015 1:39 PM 3 COMMENTS

MTS starts offering customer care through number 199, will discontinue existing 155 from September 1

Sistema's Indian unit, MTS India, has started offering its customer care services through 199, while the current one, 155, will stop working from the 1st of September. When we contacted, MTS care executive confirmed us the same. We were told that the new customer care number is already active, and that MTS users in all its 8 circles can contact customer care by dialling the new helpline number 199. Also... Read More

August 7th, 2015 1:28 PM 7 COMMENTS

MTS reduces base tariff for local and national SMS in all 9 circles

Earlier this year in April TRAI had reduced the ceiling tariff for roaming Pan India. This had mandated all operators to reduce the call and SMS tariffs while the subscriber was in national roaming. This applied to both calling as well as SMS tariffs and applied only for national roaming, while having no impact on the base tariffs for the home circle. In certain cases sending an SMS from the... Read More

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