MTS crosses 5m user base mark


Prime VIP
New Delhi, June 24

Sistema Shyam TeleService Limited’s (SSTL) mobile telephony brand, MTS, yesterday said it has crossed the five million subscriber base mark and promised to offer new voice and data services.

The subscribers include over 100,000 users of its wireless Internet service "MBlaze".

"Five million subscribers have given us a special place in Indian telecom sector and we are determined to offer them new voice and data products," said Vsevolod Rozanov, president and CEO of SSTL.

The company also launched a comprehensive new pre-paid tariff plan for its voice and data services on the occasion.

Its "win win pack" offers customers a wide array of services, including local and national calls and a SMS pack, and will be available at an introductory price of Rs 399, though its cost is Rs 530.

The packs include a special value voucher of Rs 150 offering talk time of Rs 200 and an STD pack worth Rs 58, offering 120 minutes of national calling.

MTS also launched a new package for its data services "Unlimited MBlazer", which offers unlimited data access for 30 days at Rs 999 to its new and existing customers.

SSTL is a joint venture between Sistema Russia and the Shyam Group of India. It has spectrum to provide services in all the 22 circles across the country, but is currently providing voice-based services in only 11 circles.