Call Drop: Optimize networks, Government will support on policy fronts for tower installation, says Telecom Minister

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has asked mobile operators to optimize their networks and he promised full support on policy front including installation of towers.


“…whatever is necessary for policy, we will do, like installation of mobile towers on government buildings, speaking against radiation fears. So, what is required from the government, we will do. I expect operators should also do what is required to reinforce their system, optimize their networks,” said Minister at South Asian Telecom Regulation Council conference.

The issue has call drops has worsened in past few months. Telecom operators blame the shutting down of towers due to radiation fears as a reason for the issue. Lack of spectrum is also being pointed out.

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TRAI has planned to issue a consultation paper to collect the comments from the stakeholders to resolve the issue. TRAI also examines the tariff plans of the telecom operators, in a view that call drops bring profits to operators. However, telecom operators has denied the charges of deliberately creating call drops for profit.

TRAI conducted a special audit in Mumbai and Delhi, and found that most telecom operators do not meet the prescribed standards regarding call drops. Recently, Prime Minister too intervened in the issue and asked the authority to solve the issue on an urgent basis.

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August 27, 2015 10:23 am 10:23 AM

is desh ke youth ko hi kuch karna padega warna yahan ki ghooskor modi sarkaar bhi kuch nahi karegi chalo sab SANCHAR BHAWAN or strike kare….. badho sab SANCHAR BHAWAN ki or kaho sab ek sath ki speed chahie hme 2 mbps ya usse above phir dekhte h government kese turant badhati h speed

August 26, 2015 11:05 pm 11:05 PM

Modi ne Call drop issue m to taang aradi h apni ki thik hojae jald se jald. Modi kabhi 2 Mbps speed ko lekar to hahakar ni machata h aur na wo Ravi Shankar Prashad is 2 mbps speed badhane ko force karte hai. Yeh sab time paas kar rahe h chahe modi ho ya Ravi Shankar Prasad ho inlogo ke khud ke paas to Mbps speed ke connections hai asli pareshani to aam aadmi ko horai hai jo 60 Kbps (512 Bandwidth) speed lie betha hai jisme aaj k time m ek webpage tak thik s nahi khulta hai

August 27, 2015 1:54 pm 1:54 PM

Delhi sarkaar toh farjiwaal ke paas hai, toh delhi mein tower installation mein farjiwaal kyuin madad nehi karti? Kya operators chanda nehi de rahi hain farjiwaal ko?? Ispar bhi paap dharna karegi?

Md Rajaul
August 26, 2015 11:32 pm 11:32 PM

Its not 60 kbps(kilo bit per second) ,its 60 kBps(kilo byte per second = 8*kilo bit per second)