Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd. (SSTL), which operates its telecom services under the MTS brand, has introduced faster broadband service under its CDMA platform offering Internet speed up to 9.8 megabytes per second (Mbps).
“We have introduced the world's first CDMA EV-DO Rev.B Phase II network to India. This will redefine the way customers experience mobile broadband as we roll out MBlaze Ultra across India,” said MTS India President and Chief Executive Officer Vsevolod Rozanov.
Initially, MBlaze Ultra will be available in Jaipur and gradually rolled out in all metros and 25 key cities across India.
“The new technology enhances the mobile tower capacity, spectrum efficiency and peak rate, achieving high speed rate as high as 4.9 Mbps in single frequency carrier and 9.8 Mbps in two frequency carrier bundle, thus greatly enhancing the mobile broadband experience of users,” Mr. Rozanov explained.
SSTL, a joint venture between Russia's Sistema and India Shyam Group, has so far invested Rs.13,500 crore in India.
To market its new product, MTS is offering two plans. For the free device option, customers need to pay Rs.4,599 to get an MBlaze Ultra dongle and get 1 GB data usage per month for six months.
Customers can also purchase the MBlaze Ultra device for just Rs.2,499 and opt for monthly rental plans starting at Rs.629. As an introductory offer, all customers purchasing MBlaze Ultra in the first month of launch will get 50 percent extra usage for lifetime.