MTS India’s Data ARPUs have grown 12.4% to INR 321 while data subscribers grew by 8.5%. To compete with 3G data offerings of incumbents, MTS MBlaze has launched 3G Plus network with data speeds of up to 9.8 mbps and deeper in-building penetrations. With licenses in the most efficient, 800 MHz spectrum band in nine circles that have the most data potential, management has focused on improving revenue and profitability through its high ARPU data business. Continue reading Backed by MBlaze Broadband, MTS India Targets Break Even
MTS India / Shyam Sistema Telecom (SSTL) reported revenue of Rs 3.2bn, growth of 6.4% QoQ on the back of 6.8% traffic growth and 8.9% data revenue growth. After the cleanup of inactive subscribers, subscriber base contracted by 8% to 9.04mn while MOUs grew by 11% QoQ. Despite low base, SSTL traffic growth is equal to the incumbent’s growth of 5-8%. ARPU grew by 10.3%, which could be partly attributed to the inactive subscriber cleanup. Voice RPM continues to languish at a 40% discount to incumbents at INR 0.20, dropping 1.6% QoQ. Continue reading MTS / Shyam Sistema India – Closer to Breakeven
MTS Sistema India, with 11mn wireless subscribers in India, is down to operations in 9 circles now, but is still sounding upbeat on exploiting its data capabilities (LTE outlook) and focusing more on tier 2/3 cities. These 9 circles represent 75% of their existing revenues and around 60% total market coverage.
MTS Sistema India in a Conference Call said that it is well positioned to grow LTE on 800MHz given regional developments on this band and also now that the spectrum is considered “technology neutral“, allowing it to offer LTE eventually all operators could benefit upon license renewals. As seen in most other countries, the 4G / LTE spectrum is expensive and here in India, theoretically, operators can now get 4G at lower prices, which could be very compelling given the data growth expectations. Continue reading MTS MBlaze to Deploy 4G LTE Network in 800MHz Band – Upbeat about Data in India
One the first of September-09, as soon as MTS revealed to me that they have deployed 1X Advanced CDMA Network, I first wrote on this blog that they are going to launch EVDO Based broadband very soon and then established communication with them, which was clarified the next day 🙂
Just minutes ago, I have received confirmation that MTS India’s EVDO based Wireless Broadband Service is branded as MBlaze. MTS has the largest high-speed data services network in Delhi NCR specially designed for this which includes over 600 BTS. MTS mobile high speed data services, called MBlaze, will become available for MTS Delhi subscribers from next week. Continue reading MTS India EVDO Wireless Broadband Internet Branded as MBlaze
If you have been regularly reading my posts on Internet and Broadband here, then I am sure you’d sense my bearish attitude towards Internet / Broadband growth [Hey!, don’t blame me, it was the Netas, Babus and CEOs who were unwilling to open their eyes towards broadband service] However, after MTS deployed their 1X Advanced technology network, i got into the research mode and having gone through several reports, exchange of emails, etc I am stepping into the shoes of Broadband Bull 🙂 [This has got nothing to do with CII – IMRB report, I will write about it, in the next post] India has ~ 7 mn broadband subscribers and will fall short of the 20 mn target by 2010. Continue reading Changing Role – Broadband Bear to Broadband Bull – 12 mn subscribers by 2010
MTS India is really on the roll. They have become the World’s 1st wireless service provider to adopt 1X Advanced technology. MTS India would become the first CDMA2000 brand in the world to offer a future-ready technology that will enable best-in-class and simultaneous voice and high speed EV-DO data services.
What is 1X CDMA technology ?
1X Advanced uses the same spectrum and bandwidth as CDMA2000 1X, and significantly improves coverage and capacity with the same resources by employing cutting edge interference cancellation techniques as well as enhanced radio configurations.
Mr. Vsevolod Rozanov, President and CEO of Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited said, Continue reading MTS Broadband Services Likely – World’s 1st mobile service to adopt 1X Advanced technology