Mobile service provider Sistema Shyam TeleServices (MTS India) has received its third carrier in the 800 Mhz spectrum band from the Department of Telecom (DoT).
The allotment of the third carrier would enable MTS India to launch its next generation, REV B Phase II telecom services. MTS India is planning to unveil REV B Phase II telecom services across all its circles.
On 3 October 2013, SSTL received 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.
“Our long wait to get the third 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,” said Dmitry Shukov, CEO, SSTL.
MTS India is planning to acquire at least 5 Mhz of contiguous spectrum within the 800 Mhz spectrum band.
During the March 2013 spectrum auctions, SSTL had won 3 carriers of 1.25 Mhz each in eight circles such as 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.