MTS receives third Carrier in 800 MHz Spectrum Band
With the increasing customer base in India, MTS, which is on a steady acquisition of spectrum in India, has announced the allocation of the another carrier in 800 MHz Spectrum Band.
Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL), which operates as MTS in India, has announced that it has been allocated the third Carrier in the 800 MHz Spectrum Band from The Department of Telecom (DoT). The additional carrier would enable it to launch its next generation, REV B Phase II telecom services.
SSTL has three carriers of 1.25 MHz each in eight circles i.e. Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Kolkata, Tamil Nadu, UP (West) and West Bengal. Further the company had earlier this month received the Unified Telecom License, valid for 20 years, making it the first telecom operator in the country to become a part of Unified Licensing regime.
Speaking about the new carrier, Dmitry Shukov, Chief Executive Officer, SSTL, said, “Our long wait to get the 3rd 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. Looking ahead, our plan is to acquire at least 5 MHz of contiguous spectrum within the 800 MHz spectrum band.”