MTS, first telco to get unified telecom license

Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL) that provides telecom services under the brand name MTS today announced that it has received unified telecom license.

The unified license will enable the company to provide technology neutral telecom services for a period of 20 years. With this development, SSTL becomes the first telecom operator in the country to be a part of unified licensing regime.

According to Dmitry Shukov, chief executive officer, SSTL said, “We are delighted to get the unified license. This is a positive development and would bring clarity in the operating environment for the company. We are now looking forward to the allotment of the third carrier of spectrum that we had won in the March 2013 auctions.”

SSTL has been granted license to provide telecom services in eight circles say Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Kolkata, Tamil Nadu, UP (West) and West Bengal. In addition to these 8 telecom circles, SSTL’s footprint also includes Rajasthan circle.

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