Yesterday, a number of newspaper carried advertisements of MTS – Launching soon in Delhi and Karnataka.
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS) is the largest mobile phone operator in Russia and the CIS, servicing over 95.03 million subscribers (as of June 30, 2009). The company already provides mobile communications in Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Belarus, and India.
In India, MTS has already reached a base of 2 million subscribers. According to a latest reports on Indian Telecommunications, MTS also became the fastest growing Indian telecom service provider (wireless and wireline) with a month-on-month growth rate of 16.8% in August 2009. In fact, MTS was the only telecom brand to have registered a double-digit month-on-month growth in August across all CDMA and GSM operators.
MTS, is the only new entrant that has the spectrum to operate in all 22 circles of India. Having coverage in 6 telecom circles including Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Rajasthan, Kolkata, West Bengal, and Bihar/Jharkhand, MTS is now aiming to expand to 5 major cities in India by end of this year, and to have a pan-India presence by Q3 of 2010.
The talk-time and SMS rate of MTS are available on Telecomtalk.info.
We are still trying to source the GPRS and internet tariffs of MTS and will post them the moment they are available to us. So, watch this space for more information; or better, subscribe to the Nimbuzz India blog in your RSS reader.