Posted on 11 April 2013 by bbiswajitece
MTS one of the premium CDMA operator registered under Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL) in India recently announced in company’s own website that it will going to shutdown its operation in UP East circle from 10th April 2013.Last Year 122 licenses were squashed by the Supreme Court.
Before this announcement was official leaked on the company’s website the customers were asked to finish off their remaining balance till the last day. Again the customers were told to select mobile number portability(MNP) option to select their reasonable operators by retaining their earlier mobile number.
Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, North East, Orissa and Punjab were the name of the 10 respective circles where MTS has closed down its shops due to Supreme Court’s verdict given on 23rd March.
The Supreme Court told to the press that the telco operators failed to participate in fresh 2G auction or did not participate in the auction would result in the end of company’s operation “The telecom companies which have been unsuccessful in the bidding and those after the cancellation of the licences did not participate in the fresh auction are directed to cease from continuing from operation forthwith and the successful bidders will immediately start in their respective circles.”
Posted on 07 April 2013 by bbiswajitece
A free roaming plan has been put forwarded by Vodafone to the mobile customers in Kerala who are frequently travelling towards the neighboring states like Tamil Nadu & Karnataka.
This plan can be regarded as operator’s first plan to make the incoming calls free while the customers from Kerala where on roaming, so they can rejoice the plan.
To enjoy the free roaming option Vodafone India has launched a 21 rs bonus card for Kerala’s customers when they are visit to states like Karnataka & Tamil Nadu, this card will make their incoming call free but their outgoing calls will be charged at 1.2 p/sec. 30 days is the estimated time for this tariff plan.
There is a simple activation procedure for this new tariff plan for Vodafone’s customer in Kerala i.e. by sending sms to “BONUS R21″ to 144.
One & only reason behind the introduction of such plan is to keep the Kerala’s customer hassle free since they move to this states like Tamil Nadu & Kerala for daily business purposes.
Posted on 26 March 2013 by bbiswajitece
Extension of permits means Unified License to be obtained by the telecom operators to continue their services & also to buy new spectrum in their respective circles.
Kapil Sibal the telco minister commented when the operators like Vodafone, Airtel & Loop attempt to extend their licenses in certain circles ”Today the regime has changed licences and spectrum are two separate things. Previously, the spectrum was with the licence at cost of Rs. 1,658 crore. The licence can continue but spectrum on terms of Supreme Court judgement you have to buy.”
Already DoT has told Vodafone & Loop that their licenses could not be widespread since their licenses will be renewed again in 2014. Again the companies wants to continue their services in those circles then they have to bid for the respective airwaves by saying it to the Bharti Airtel.
8-10 days is the minimum time required to start the process of obtaining Unified License for the companies as per comment came from Kapil Sibal.
8 Mhz held by Bharti Airtel and Vodafone each in Delhi circle; 8 Mhz each of Loop Mobile and Vodafone in Mumbai; and in Kolkata 6.2 Mhz spectrum of Bharti Airtel and 7.8 Mhz of Vodafone that is due for renewal in 2014 were the 900 MHz spectrum identified for auction.
Posted on 20 March 2013 by bbiswajitece
Today a big announcement has been made from India’s largest mobile carrier none other than Bharti Airtel about 4G/LTE-TD services in Chandigarh, a commercial launch has been made today. The 4G services will starting from 25th March 2013.
After Kolkata, Bengaluru, Pune, its time for Chandigarh being a fourth city to watch the Airtel’s 4G magic.
Tariff plans for all LTE supported devices will remain same. The LTE network in Chandigarh will be handled by Ericsson.
High definition (HD) video streaming, instant uploading of photos, rich content and much more were also some benefits being provided to the customers from company’s end. Qualcomm and Huawei has been chosen as a partners to launch the new & first multi-mode LTE TDD smartphone in India.
Already company is using ZTE equipments back there in Kolkata circle, Huawei equipments in Bengaluru circle, NSN equipments in Pune.
In Pune company has planned to deploy voice services via. CSFB(Circuit Switched FallBack) via. Live-Td-LTE network so that users can make voice calls and access voice mails on the same 4G smart phones.
Posted on 14 March 2013 by bbiswajitece
Rs. 9,636.34 crore is the outstanding amount for spectrum license & charge fee owed by the govt. from telco operators end & was du=irectly informed to Parliament.
Rs. 3,275.56 for spectrum usage charges and licence fee was the largest amount owned by major private telco operator Bharti Airtel soon followed by Rs. 2,092.95 crore amount of state-owned BSNl, Rs. 1,656.23 crore is the third largest amount fallen into the hands of RCom, Rs. 1,122.01 crore amount belongs to the Vodafone, Rs. 458.32 crore amount belongs to Tata Teleservices, Rs. 428.06 crore amount remains from Idea Cellular end & others, the Minister of State for Communication and IT Milind Deora has written a letter to the Lok Sabha.
Rs. 2,199.73 crore is the penalty fee on outstanding charges imposed by the Govt.
In 2012-13 Govt. earned Rs. 6,889.28 crore from spectrum usage charges combining auction money of 2G spectrum of around Rs 1,706.92 crore & license fee of around Rs. 8,540.71 crore for first three quarters of the ongoing fiscal.
11,413.23 crore were the total license fee & Rs. 4,856.05 crore were the spectrum usage charges during the previous fiscal.
Rs. 23,177.65 crore for one-time spectrum charges for spectrum beyond 4.4 MHz in respect of GSM spectrum is owed to the govt. by different telco operators a per Deora.
Posted on 09 March 2013 by bbiswajitece
By October 2013 Govt. is planning to roll out Nation Wide Mobile Number Portability as per NTP 2012. Again implementation of MNP will bring competitions among subscribers & also put some incredible choices in the hands of subscribers to select their own network.
NTP documents also state that telco operators will force to provide affordable and competitive tariffs.
Already in pre-consultation paper Trai had insisted to take some inputs from stakeholders on national roaming services tariffs which includes call rates component cost & way to recover cost when incoming calls made free, tariff for video & sms roaming, special permission to be taken for applying any special roaming tariff.
As per decision taken earlier in 22 circles this MNP had already been implemented in 2011 that allows users to retain their own number by switching to another operator & since different service providers is engaged in paying different charges like termination and interconnect charges for calls to other networks which are ultimately pu to the shoulders of the mobile customers.
Already as per earlier plan Govt. was planning to roll out nationwide MNP in Feb’2013, which was postponed due to the delay in abolishing roaming charges.
Posted on 09 March 2013 by bbiswajitece
2 new STV has been launched by India’s famous CDMA service provider i.e. MTS in Kolkata & West-Bengal circle. STV 24 is to be recharged by user to get local call facility @ 1p/2 sec & STV 54 is to be recharged by user to get std call facility.
Tariff PlansDetails specs:
- Local at 1p/2sec Pack
Value – Rs 24
Valid for 60 days
- STD at 1p/2sec Pack
Value – Rs 54
Valid for 90 days
Starting since MTS has arrived India, company is giving exciting & attractive offers. But after intervention from Trai the STV’s has changed due to tarrif hike. This above plans are for new customers & existing customers will use similar tariff plans by continuing the services for lifetime.
Posted on 08 March 2013 by bbiswajitece
Recently BSNL the State-Govt. Telco Company has introduced a new SMS pack both for Local & National for their 2G & 3G prepaid mobile users @ rate of Rs 22 & 72 respectively in Kerala Circle.
The benefits 22 STV SMS pack were 210 Local+National SMS only for 7 days & on the other hand 72 STV SMS Pack provides 1000 Local+National SMS’s only for 30 days.
As per Trai’s order any telco operator will able to provide 100 SMS per day for 50 p charge only under any kind of base tariff plan applicable to subscribers.
If customers want to activate this new SMS pack then type this text in your mobile message write option SMS22 to 53733 or SMS72 to 53733.
Posted on 04 March 2013 by bbiswajitece
MTNL (Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited) has a launched a new exiciting 3G data pack for prepaid uers in Mumbai circle only.
This new STV will offer 150 MB 3G data usage for Rs 52 & will be valid for 15 days after the plan is made activated.
All MTNL’s 3G data packs will be available not in home circles but also in other i.e. roaming circles, here the customer can enjoy this data plan via. BSNL network.
Posted on 04 March 2013 by bbiswajitece
As per National Telecom Policy 2012 mobile users in India can avail the free roaming facility from October 2013 as per comment passed by honourable Telecom Minister, Kapil Sibal.
Again Mr. Sibal does’nt guarantee about the exact dates of launching free roaming service but he is saying it may took place somewhere in the October month. The mobile users can travel all across India & can avail the free or non-chargeable incoming calls from a certain network while moving from their home circles to other neighbour circles.
Already Central Government has approved National Telecom Policy drafted in May 2012 where it states that ”One Nation, One License” which means roaming would be made free to mobile users & was expected then to be put in use by the end of March 2013.
Several major telco operators like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular were opposing this decision except one operator Reliance & these operators were making serious consultation with Trai & also said that if these new plans were initiated then the operators would be forced to push the gear of outgoing call rates.