MTS, the CDMA mobile and Data service operator today announced it’s achievement of crossing the 5 lakh customer milestone in Bihar & Jharkhand. MTS has added over 4.9 lakh voice and over 15,000 data customers in just 16 months.
The operator since its launch in July 2009 has maintained a growth rate of 10 percent in Bihar & Jharkhand as compared to just 3 percent growth in the overall CDMA market. Incidentally,
MTS also claims that it is recognized as the first telecom company to launch its High Speed Mobile broadband services in the state of Jharkhand with speed up to 3.1 Mbps.
The company is on track with its investment plans of USD 180 million, earmarked to develop telecom infrastructure and services in Bihar and Jharkhand.
Speaking on the achievement, M K Sachdeva, Chief Operating Officer, Bihar and Jharkhand Telecom circle, said, “We at MTS are extremely proud to have crossed the 5 lakh customer milestone in Bihar & Jharkhand. What is significant is that this milestone has been achieved in just 16 months, thanks to the acceptance of our voice and data service. Our future plan includes crossing the 1 million voice and 30,000 data customers by Q2 2011. Additionally we also are planning to expand the retail presence of MTS from 25,000 to 40,000 outlets by Q2 2011.”
In addition to expansion of it’s retail footprint, MTS has also drawn plans to further expand its rural presence from 25,000 to 30,000 villages by Q1 2011.