Kochi: Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL) that nationally operates its telecom services under the MTS brand, on Thursday launched its high-speed mobile broadband service, MBlaze, in eight new towns in Kerala.
The towns are - Kundra, Vaikom, Koratty, Ottappalam , Ponnani , Changaramkulam, Koduvally and Mukkam across Kerala Circle. With this roll out, MTS extends its current MBlaze footprint to 73 towns across the Circle, a press release here said.
According to Radhakrishnan KV, Chief Operating Officer Kerala Circle, MTS India, MTS was focussing on expanding its high speed data network across the country.
The expansion will enable MTS data customers in Kundra, Vaikom, Koratty, Ottappalam , Ponnani , Changaramkulam, Koduvally and Mukkam to experience the state-of-art HSD services including on the go access to Live TV and Video-on-Demand?, he said.
MTS has about 65,000 high speed data customers across the state.
As per Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) October 2012 report, the broadband penetration in India stands at about 1 percent as against the Wireless Teledensity of 74.71 percent and 14.82 Million broadband connections as of August 2012. The National Broadband Plan envisages provision of 160 million broadband connections including 60 million wireless broadband connections by the year 2014.
Hence, there is a huge opportunity for the growth and proliferation of High Speed Mobile Broadband services in the country, he said.
MTS provides High Speed Mobile Broadband services in over 420 towns across India including the top five metros. The company is rapidly expanding its high speed data (HSD) network and currently addresses over 92 percent of data potential across India.
MTS has introduced a daily usage plan, providing unlimited data usage for 1 day at just Rs 96.
MBlaze can enjoy unlimited data usage with 30 day validity with Unlimited MBlaze plans starting at just Rs 798.
MTS has recently introduced the Unlimited Social Media Plan at Rs. 647. It provides unlimited access to Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter for a month. Additionally, new customers get 6 GB data usage and existing customers get 4 GB of usage.
MTS has launched a special tariff voucher (STV) 490; It provides customers with 3 GB data usage and the option to carry forward the unused data balance if recharged before the validity of the previous recharge expires.
First Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 18:24