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MTS reaches 5 million subscribers mark in India

24 Jun

CDMA carrier MTS, a joint venture between Shyam Telecom of India and Systema of Russia, has added 4 million new subscribers in just 361 days. The carrier now has 5 million subscribers in India. And on this occasion, MTS is offering ‘Unlimited MBlazer’ pack which will allow its subscribers to access unlimited data for a period of 30 days. The Unlimited MBlazer pack will be available for Rs 999 and will remain valid for a month. The operator is also offering ‘Win-Win pack’ at a discount of 25 per cent apart from a Rs 199 plan that offers 1,000 local minutes of free calling on any network.

The ‘Win-Win pack’ will be available for Rs 399 instead of its regular price of Rs 530 and will include the following benefits –

  • Special Value Voucher @ Rs 150 – offers talk time of Rs 200 for 30 days.
  • STD pack @ Rs 58 – offers 120 STD minutes valid for 30 days.
  • Local pack @ Rs 94 – offers 360 local minutes valid for 30 days.
  • SMS pack @ Rs 9 – offers 100 local and national SMSs valid for 30 days
  • SMS pack @ Rs 16 – offers 150 local and national SMS per day with daily decrement of Re 1 valid for 30 days
  •  SMS pack @ Rs 32 – offers 600 local and national SMSs valid for 30 days
  • Caller tune pack @ Rs 23 – provides 1 month rental and one free song download
  • Caller tune pack @ Rs 46 – provides 3 months rental and one free song download
  • Recharge voucher of Rs 100

India adds 20.31 mn wireless subscribers in March

28 Apr

India has added 20.31 mn new wireless subscribers in March, pushing the overall wireless subscriber base to 584.32 mn.


Vodafone added the maximum number of new subscribers- 3.6 mn in March. Airtel shares the second spot with RCom as both the carriers added 3 mn new loyalists. BSNL and Tata Teleservices jointly share the third position by adding 2.7 mn new subscribers on their networks.




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Wireless subscriber base


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Source: TRAI

MTS brings per-second billing in Mumbai along with its MBlaze data service

17 Dec

MTS, the mobile telephone brand of Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd (SSTL), has launched per-second billing plan in Mumbai along with its MBlaze data service. Under the per-second billing plan, users will be charged half a paisa per second for local calls and one paisa per second for STD calls made to other MTS numbers.


The MBlaze plan will allow Mumbaikars to download up to 15 GB data worth Rs 1500 absolutely free for a month as an inaugural offer. And after that, the subscribers will be entitled to pay 10p/MB for downloading data.

MTS to launch services in Mumbai; Maharashtra and Goa to follow

14 Dec

Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL) is ready to launch its CDMA services in Mumbai under the brand name MTS this week. The company is prepared to invest 450 crores for its Mumbai venture. While the company is preparing for a launch in the ninth circle which is Mumbai; the subsequent launches will take place in Maharashtra & Goa.

Via Economic Times

What’s making news on November 3

3 Nov

RCom rethinking on its per-second billing plan


RCom had resisted introducing a per-second-billing plan for its subscribers and had instead opted for the ‘Simply Reliance’ plan, which allows users to make a call anywhere across the country for 50 paise per minute. However, the carrier is now having second thoughts. Tata DoCoMo, which was the first carrier to introduce per-second-billing has recently added 3.4 million new subscribers. Other carriers like Aircel, MTS, Airtel and Idea have already announced plans similar to Tata DoCoMo. RCom has witnessed a drop of 51 percent in its net profit for the quarter ending September 2009.


Via Economic Times  

Airwaves crises compels DoT to cancel 3G auctions for CDMA players in six circles


With 3G auctions around the corner, the DoT has thrown a curveball at CDMA players such as RCom, Tata Indicom and MTS. The carriers will not be able to offer 3G services in two key circles of Delhi and Mumbai apart from four others – Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh. Apparently, the armed forces are yet to vacate spectrum on which CDMA carriers will offer their CDMA services.

Via Economic Times

MTS commences operations in Delhi NCR region

8 Oct

MTS today announced its entry into the Delhi NCR market with the roll-out of its CDMA network in the region. The carrier is banking upon its network coverage and aggressive tariffs to acquire subscribers. The carrier is offering a one paise per second call rate for local calls and two paise per second for STD calls. To make the offer more attractive, it will not deduct any processing fee for talktime recharge and subscribers will get 100 percent talktime for every recharge.

MTS will also launch an EVDO USB modem later this month. Data services will be key to the carrier’s Arpu (average revenue per user). “We plan to break-even in three years. Data services would help us in achieving our target as voice tariffs are very competitive,” said Vsevolod Rozanov, president and CEO, Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd. The company currently has operations in seven circles in India and plans to have a pan-India presence by the end of December 2010.

Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd is a joint venture company between Sistema of Russia and Shyam Group of India. MTS is the eighth largest telecom brand in the world. Delhi is the seventh circle where MTS has commenced its operations. It has license to operate a CDMA network across India.

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MTS waives off processing fees on prepaid recharges, brings in per second pulse

8 Sep

New mobile carriers in India are taking the market by storm in a bid to acquire new subscribers on their networks. After Tata DoCoMo introduced its per-second billing, MTS has followed suit and upped the stakes. MTS has announced that users on its MTalk plan would get full talktime on recharges for life. The carrier would not deduct any processing fee, which most carriers levy on their subscribers.

MTS has also started a paisa per second local call rates, which is similar to Tata DoCoMo’s offering. MTS users can also get 50 percent discounts on their calls and 100 free text messages every day by paying Re 1 per day!

Wow! India already had one of the cheapest calling rates and with the arrival of new carriers, it is only a matter of time when we won’t be paying for making calls.

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MTS adopts 1X Advanced CDMA tech in India

1 Sep

MTS, the CDMA carrier formed by a joint venture between Systema and Shyam Group in India, has become the world’s first CDMA carrier to adopt CDMA 1X Advanced standards. CDMA 1X Advanced has been standardised by Third Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2) in June 2009 and is expected to be commercially deployed in 2010. It uses the same spectrum and bandwidth as CDMA2000 1X, and significantly improves coverage and capacity with the same resources by employing cutting edge interference cancellation techniques as well as enhanced radio configurations.

Some excerpts from the press release:

Says Mr. Vsevolod Rozanov, president and CEO of Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited, “With a need to offer uncompromising, seamless call connectivity with fewer call drops, and data services at ever faster speeds, operators are in search of solutions that utilize limited spectrum more efficiently, to be able to support a larger subscriber-base on it. 1X Advanced is designed to meet both these needs and will help MTS to significantly increase its capacity to provide outstandingly clear voice quality to its growing subscriber base.  The unprecedented voice capacity of 1X Advanced will allow MTS to efficiently support more voice demand within the same spectrum, and offer high speed EV-DO based broadband data services in times to come. With interference cancellation and radio link enhancements, it will help MTS get more voice capacity over the same spectrum in future.”

“We congratulate MTS India for being the first CDMA2000 service worldwide to adopt 1X Advanced.  This latest release of CDMA2000 1X technology will enable MTS India to meet its ambitious goals for 1X voice services while introducing EV-DO data services,” said Mr. Kanwalinder Singh, senior vice president of Qualcomm  and president of Qualcomm India and South Asia. “We will work closely with MTS India and our OEM partners to deploy 1X Advanced and keep MTS India’s network on cutting-edge quality and economics for voice and data services.”