SSTL has already invested over $2.2 billion US in India. An investment of about Rs. 150 crore has been earmarked for UP East and UP West circles. This is all set to further add to the company’s customer base, which now stands at over 8 million voice and over 400,000 mobile broadband customers. The Russian Government recently picked up approximately 17% stake in SSTL for $ 600 million US.
According to Arvind Kumar, Chief Operating Officer, UP East and UP West Circles, “The launch of MTS services will provide mobile customers in UP East and UP West Circles access to our nationally successful ½ paisa per second tariff plan or 1 paisa per second + 25% extra value on core Talk time with every recharge. This is bound to result in huge savings for the customers. Additionally, our customers would get to experience world class telecom services backed by seamless connectivity on a congestion free network.”