Jio passes call drop test on highways, rail routes

Network performance of companies differed on highways but none, except Jio, could meet call drop benchmark on 3 rail routes

According to the quality of service rules, not more than 2 per cent of total calls in a telecom circle on a network should automatically get disconnected.

Most of the telecom operators except Reliance Jio, failed to meet call drop benchmark in test drive conducted by TRAI on select highways and rail routes in different parts of the country.

Though different mobile phone service providers network performance differed on highways, only Jio met call drop benchmark on the three rail routes where the test conducted, says the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India ( TRAI) report says.

"Only RJio is meeting quality of service benchmark of drop call rate ...," the report said.

According to the quality of service rules, not more than 2 per cent of total calls in a telecom circle on a network should automatically get disconnected.

Railway routes between Allahabad to Gorakhpur, Delhi to Mumbai and Jabalpur to Singrauli were covered.

The highways between Asansol to Gaya, Digha to Asansol, Gaya to Danapur, Bengaluru to Murdeshwar, Raipur to Jagdalpur, Dehradun to Nainital, Mount Abu to Jaipur and Sri Nagar to Leh were covered in the test.

"On Bangalore to Murdeshwar highway, all the telecom service providers have met the benchmark of note more than 2% of drop call rate except Vodafone (2G) & Idea (3G),”said the TRAI report.

The report says Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTL), which is in the process of merging mobile business with Airtel, failed to even complete call connection as per benchmark between Bengaluru to Murdeshwar highway.

The regulator said the test drive was conducted to assess the network quality provided by cellular mobile phone service providers for voice services only. The key performance indicators were assessed for the network of all telecom service providers operating in the region.

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