MTS India (SSTL) Receives Its 3rd Carrier in 800 Mhz Spectrum Band in 8 Circles

By October 9th, 2013 AT 3:02 PM

Pure CDMA Mobile and Data Service operator, MTS India ( Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited)  today announced that it has received its 3rd carrier in the 800 Mhz spectrum band from the Department of Telecom (DoT).

MTS India - SSTL

The allotment of the 3rd carrier is significant as MTS India would now be able to launch its next generation, REV B Phase II telecom services (EVDO – High Speed Data Network).

It may be recalled that in March 2013 spectrum auctions, SSTL had won 3 carriers of 1.25 Mhz each in eight circles i.e. Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Kolkata, Tamil Nadu, UP (West) and West Bengal. In addition, SSTL already has 3 carriers of spectrum within 800 Mhz band in its Rajasthan circle and already provides Rev B Phase II data services within the same circle

Earlier, on 3rd October 2013,  SSTL had also got its Unified Telecom License, valid for 20 years, making it the first telecom operator in the country to become a part of Unified Licensing regime as we shared on TelecomTalk.

“Our long wait to get the 3rd carrier, post the spectrum auctions in March 2013 is finally over. This represents a major milestone, as it would enable SSTL to provide its customers with the next generation Rev B Phase II telecom services across all its circles. Looking ahead, our plan is to acquire at least 5 Mhz of contiguous spectrum within the 800 Mhz spectrum band.” –   Dmitry Shukov, Chief Executive Officer, SSTL (MTS India)

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KAPIL K. DEV
KAPIL K. DEV

MTS started the sale of Wi FI enabled “REV.B” dongles in Kerala, named as “MBlaze WI FI”. Now only post paid users will get “REV.B” 9.8Mbps speed. (Pre paid schemes are there, but they will get only “REV.A” 3.1 Mbps speed with these data cards). My cousin bought one. Rs. 2000 as dongle cost and monthly rental Rs. 724 + tax for 12 GB “REV.B” then unlimited in 1x speed. He told me this price is an introductory offer, actual price is Rs 2299 and Rs. 799 + tax.

Sathish, Gobichettipalayam(TN)
Sathish, Gobichettipalayam(TN)

We have had long relationship in many areas with Russia. At any cost MTS wont leave from india. MTS is cash rich operator. Initial merger talks is already started between Aircel, Docomo and MTS. Both aircel and Docomo are suffering from 23,000 Cr & 22,000 Cr debt respectively. But these two have pan india licence. MTS should take over Aircel and Docomo debts around 50K CR. Consolidation is the key!

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