CDMA Rev.B Phase I v/s Rev.B Phase II: TTL to take on MTS for broadband gains

Tata Teleservices (TTL) announced that it will launch Tata Photon on Rev.B Phase I network in the third / fourth week of September, 2011.

The move is a logical next step for TTL. At the time of launch itself, Tata Photon on Rev.B Phase I will be available in 27 major metros and cities across the country, with the rest of the country to be mapped soon thereafter.

Incidentally, Sistema Shyam TeleServices (MTS) announced that it is the first operator in the world to roll out the world’s first CDMA EV-DO Rev.B Phase II network.

The commercial use of EV-DO Rev.B technology will enhance the mobile broadband experience of MBlaze Ultra users. Compared to EV-DO Rev.B Phase I, the Phase II technology can further enhance the BTS cell capacity, spectrum efficiency and peak rate, achieving high speed rate as high as 4.9 Mbps in single frequency carrier and 9.8 Mbps in two frequency carrier bundle.

Tata Teleservices’ next-gen Rev.B network is capable of scaling up to speeds of 14.7 Mbps across the country.

CDMA EV-DO Rev.B Phase I network is present in several countries across the world including Japan, Norway, Indonesia, Sweden, South Korea and Ukraine among others. However, MTS India is credited to be the first telecom company in the world to commercially launch the CDMA EV-DO Rev.B Phase II network.

MTS India has been credited for several industry firsts that has led us to stay a step ahead in terms of innovation. Adding to the list, I feel extremely proud to announce the coming in of the world’s first CDMA EV-DO Rev.B Phase II network to India,” said Vsevolod Rozanov, president & Chief Executive Officer, MTS India.

The Rev.B solution will enable TTL to improve capacities, throughput and latency on its existing network, translating into super-quick and consistent speeds for all Internet needs of its consumers, right from e-mailing, social networking, sharing of photographs, downloading and uploading heavy files, music downloads, video streaming and watching live TV on-the-go.

We have been the clear market leaders in the mobile broadband access space for more than a while now, and the launch of Tata Photon on Rev.B is the next step in carrying that legacy forward. Tata Photon on Rev.B will provide our customers with unfettered mobile broadband access and enable them to experience super-fast speeds on their laptops, PCs and other devices,” said Deepak Gulati, executive president, Mobility Business, Tata Teleservices.

Today’s increasing demand for powerful and faster networks continues to inspire us to continually upgrade our network and maintain our technological leadership””by consistently being amongst the first to introduce game-changing products and services. Tata Photon on Rev.B underlines the superiority of mobile broadband technology and is set to become a rage amongst Internet-users everywhere,” Gulati added.

Mobile broadband space in India is set to witness hyper competition. The launch BWA services early next year will spice up competition.

Recently, Sanjay Kapoor, CEO of Bharti Airtel India and South Asia predicted that most of the mobile operators in India will be actively looking at improving their broadband revenue. 4G is around the corner and the market will be seeing more action.

By Baburajan K
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