Thursday, September 24, 2009
MTS India reaches 2 mn subcribers
SSTL reached its first 1 million subscribers in May 2009, and doubled its subscriber base to 2 million in just over 3 months. The biggest growth regions that contributed to this second million included Kolkata & West Bengal, Rajasthan, and Chennai & Tamil Nadu. The monthly net-additions of MTS have grown to around 250, 000 or more in the past 4 months from an earlier range of around 150, 000.
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.