MTS India to Close Down CDMA Mobile Services in 3 Circles – Mumbai, Maharashtra and UP East, Will continue in 9 Circles

By March 11th, 2013 AT 1:31 PM

Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd. (SSTL) that provides CDMA  services under brand MTS today won spectrum in the 800 MHz band in 8 circles and failed to get spectrum for Mumbai, Maharashtra & Goa and Uttar Pradesh East circle.

MTS India

The circles won by MTS India include Delhi NCR,  Kolkata, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh (West) & West Bengal. The Company’s operational footprint to also include Rajasthan circle which was not affected by the Honorable Supreme Court of India’s order dated 2nd February ‘2012.

SSTL said that based on such criteria, the company also decided NOT to bid for Mumbai, Maharashtra and UP East circles. MTS India would be immediately initiating the process to inform its customers in these 3 circles to port out to other telecom operators of their choice via MNP.

The spectrum won by SSTL / MTS India in 8 telecom circles is technology neutral and would be valid for 20 years. MTS would be required to pay Rs. 3,639 crores for the license period. The terms include payment of 25% of the final bid amount within 10 days, followed by a payment moratorium until March 2016, after which the balance amount will be paid in 10 equal annual installments.

The Department of Telecom (DoT), Government of India has confirmed that SSTL will be able to set off the previous license cost of  Rs.1,626 crores against the new spectrum cost.

MTS Won Spectrum in and Continue in following Circles (8 Circles + 1  Circle) Failed to Get Spectrum, Will closed its services soon (3 Circles) Already Closed Operations (10 circles)
Delhi NCR,  Kolkata, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh (West) & West Bengal (including Sikkim & Andman) Mumbai, Maharashtra & Goa, UP East Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar -Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh – Chattisgarh, the North East, Orissa and Punjab
Rajasthan
Note : Rajasthan circle was not canceled or affected by the Supreme Court of India’s order dated 2nd February ‘2012

84
Leave a Reply

avatar
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
62 Comment threads
22 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
49 Comment authors
Anees RahmanSuresh MaloosamanirudhaYogesh Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Anees Rahman
Anees Rahman

Mts my family had using past 4 u years. Wonderful plan nothing changes. Good network correct amount detecting.

Suresh Maloo
Suresh Maloo

I had registerd my MTS mobile number for Citi Bank Credit Card, Havin come down to Mumbai, I have been in a problem. It is not working, is a problem.
Further, I encountered a big problem in setting Credit Card PIN, I am not getting the OTP sent on this MTS number.

Recent Posts

Will Airtel Digital TV and Dish TV Merger Challenge the Position of Reliance Jio GigaTV?

After the introduction of the revamped tariff regime, the DTH industry has become competitive too. Similar to the telecom industry,...

Which DTH Operator is the Better Option for Consumers Right Now?

After the new Trai mandate came into effect, customers are confused about which operator they should choose. Every DTH operator...

Reliance Jio GigaFiber Trials Reach Final Stages, ARPU of the Telco Falls to Rs 122 During Q1 FY20

Reliance Jio Infocomm, which is now the second-largest telecom operator in India, today posted its results of Q1 FY20. During...