Improve network and take care of your customers: Prasad to telcos

Addressing the growing problem of call drops, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has asked the operators not just to add customers but also care about their convenience.


“I don’t appreciate the condition wherein operators just add customers and not care about their convenience,” Prasad told reporters in Gurgaon during a BSNL function. It is the operator’s’ responsibility to worry about consumers’ interests, he added. “I have said this earlier also and now repeating that operators should improve their network, invest in network and also optimize the network,” he said.

Call drops have been plaguing Indian mobile subscribers from quite a while now. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently expressed a serious concern over call drop menace and had directed officials to address it urgently, since the call drop problem directly affects the common man. Operators, on the other hand, blame spectrum shortage and state that shutting down of mobile towers due to radiation fears is making things harder for them.

Also read: Call drops on the higher end this quarter, mobile and landline subscribers had to spend long hours waiting to connect to customer care : TRAI

Prasad said, on the policy front, the department of telecom has been very proactive in addressing telcos issues as it is allowing installation of mobile towers on government buildings and writing to chief ministers to permit use of state buildings.

While the DoT, TRAI, PMO, and Telecom Ministry scrambles to fix call drops, we can just sit and wait for ‘achhe din’ in the coming months.

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September 8, 2015 12:45 pm 12:45 PM

Business not availble areas Reliance CDMA &GSM network towers shutdown past one year onwods. plz reopen all towers otherwise all custumers jump to other operaters especially Andhrapradesh ,Nellore district

September 8, 2015 9:36 am 9:36 AM

he will only speak…but will not take any action….because he gets “Prasad” from under the table.

Sanjit Roy
September 8, 2015 2:56 pm 2:56 PM

@sachin- What u would had done in case if u were the TM?? Kya aap bhi maal nehi kaamate kya?? Chance milne se har koi dance karta hain! Tumko chance nehi mila isliye chilla raheho ho Kya??

September 8, 2015 11:40 am 11:40 AM

No sachin it is actually “mahatma gandhi pics” precisely