Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL), which runs its telecom services under the MTS brand in India, on Wednesday rolled out its 3G-plus telecom network across all its circles in India.
The network is based on the evolution-data optimised rev B phase II technology and is useful for high-speed data services.
The services will be available in Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kolkata, Uttar Pradesh (West) and West Bengal.
“The rollout is all set to make MTS India the first telecom operator to provide 3G-plus network coverage across all its nine circles of operations,” MTS India CEO Dmitry Shukov said.
Shukov said the company is planning to launch a slew of smartphones by the end of 2013.
The operator launched tariff plans between Rs.798 and Rs.1,498 for prepaid customers and between Rs. 700 and Rs.1,399 for postpaid users having a validity of one month.
MTS was recently granted permission by the government to use an additional third 1.25 MHz slot in the 800 MHz band that it has used to launch the new service.
MTS has also launched a new dongle named MBlaze Ultra, which is priced at Rs.1,299 for both prepaid and postpaid customers. According to the company, the dongle provides data speeds of up to 9.8 Mbps.