Electronic chipsets of Saankhya Labs are also being manufactured at Samsung facility in South Korea.
Apex industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) Director General said the problem is confined to geographical pockets and some companies.
Trai on Friday announced stricter rules over call drops and said telecom operators who don't meet the norms can be fined at least Rs 5 lakh.
Telecom regulator TRAI today said it is set to release in about a week the new mobile service quality norms covering call drops.
Telecom regulator Trai is likely to resume from this month its independent drive tests to check call drops and service quality of operators.
The Attorney General has opined that the DoT has the power to impose a penalty on incumbent telcos over call drop issues faced by Jio
In a bid to tackle the call drop menace, Government has launched an Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS) system at multiple locations including Delhi and Mumbai to obtain direct feedback from subscribers on call quality.
Trying to solve call drops, the telecom service providers have installed more than 130,000 additional base transceiver stations (BTS) across the country between June to October and plan to install more than 150,000 more BTSs till March 2017.
Jio has raised the issue of congestion leading to call drops with incumbent operators Vodafone, Airtel and Idea. Here is the Trai stand on the issue.
Reliance Industries on Friday asked incumbent telecom service providers to provide adequate interconnect points in their network to ensure calls from Jio subscribers go through to their users, and said it will begin reporting operator-wise call failures on its web site.
Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha is scheduled to hold his first meeting with CEOs of mobile service providers on Monday to discuss industry issues in general and call drops in particular.
TRAI tests in Mumbai showed that operators did not meet the call drop rate benchmark of <=2% with the exception of Airtel on 2G and 3G, and Vodafone on 2G.
If companies agree to compensate call drops with free calls to consumers without pre-conditions then TRAI open to re-consider its direction imposing penalty
The telecom service providers on Thursday told the Supreme Court that TRAI's decision to saddle them with penalty for call drops was a "populist" measure.
The Supreme Court declined any interim relief to telecom companies against the Delhi High Court’s order upholding Trai’s decision making it mandatory for them to compensate subscribers for call drops from January 1, 2016.
The Tecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has informed the Delhi High Court that no coercive steps would be taken against telecom companies till January 6, which is the next scheduled date of hearing.
Call drop situation in Delhi has improved but telecom operators are still beyond the quality benchmark set for mobile telephony services, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.
In most of the constituencies, the electorate say they have changed their choice because of poor performance of their representatives.
Telecom regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (Trai) order making it mandatory to compensate customers for up to three call drops in a day is not likely to be implemented in the near term, brokerage firm UBS Securities has said.
Call drops have been a pending menace faced by cellular consumers in India. In June this year, Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asked mobile operators to walk the extra mile to curb the problem of call drops.