All major telcos fail to meet service quality norms in June-September 2018; call drops higher on Idea, Vodafone networks
Idea network also failed to meet call drop norm due to around network availability parameter in Assam and North East while BSNL also failed to meet the criteria in West Bengal.
TRAI close to slapping penalty on telecom operators for call drop violations in March quarter: Chairman RS Sharma
Maintaining its watch on service quality in the sector, the TRAI had tightened the rules and asked players to abide by its new quality of service benchmarks
Mobile call drops: More infra needed; govt will ensure quality service, assures Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan
There have been multiple reports on call drops faced by the country's nearly 1-billion mobile users and falling quality standards and the sector watchdog has also been seeking to improve the quality.
TRAI issues show cause notices to telcos for failing to meet new service quality norms on call drops
Some telecom operators have been asked to respond to show cause notices issues by TRAI for their failure to meet the new service quality norms on call drops
Telecom service providers commit to invest over Rs 74,000 crore in infrastructure upgradation to counter call drops
Officials of major telecom service providers (TSPs), including Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio, on Tuesday, met the secretary to discuss the call drop issue.
Call drops issue: Telecom players pledge over Rs 74,000 cr to curb menace, enhance mobile tower infrastructure
Telecom secretary says telecom operators have presented their analysis of call drops which showed that it has stabilised
The meeting is also slated to discuss the new stringent call drop norms that were enforced by telecom regulator TRAI in October last year
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a fresh format for mobile operators to report such data every quarter based on its new Quality of Service (QoS) formula.
When asked about COAI's demands, TRAI Chairman RS Sharma said it is always "open for discussions with telcos" but did not comment on specifics.
Telecom service providers on Monday requested the sector regulator for another two quarters of time to implement Quality of Services regulations.
Telecom regulator Trai is likely to resume from this month its independent drive tests to check call drops and service quality of operators.
"In the last four months, data shows that call drops have come down by 60%," Sinha said on the sidelines of "Building ICT - Infrastructure: Connect the Unconnected".
The minister emphasised that prescribed limits for radiation emissions in India are more stringent than global norms.
Obtaining feedback through its Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS), the government on Thursday said the problem of call drops is more severe indoors.
In a bid to check the quality of mobile services, regulator TRAI has begun operator-assisted drive test that captures real-time data to monitor the level of call drops and voice quality across multiple cities.
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.
Jio free offer extends till March 2017; Here's why addressing congestion and adding FUP limit was pertinent
Ambani touched upon a lot of points in his speech, including crossing 50mn subscribers within three months of launch, issue with Points of Interconnects (PoI's) from three telcos, congestion of networks leading to drop in speeds, announcement of JioMoney Merchant Solutions and more.
A Parliamentary panel has called telecom operators along with the Department of Telecom and sector regulator TRAI for a meeting on 10 November to discuss the raging call drop issue.
Manoj Sinha warned operators of action, including penalty, for call drops, and said his ministry will soon set up a platform to enable consumers to offer direct feedback on call failures.