65k cell sites deployed to curb call drops

65k cell sites deployed to curb call drops

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar on Wednesday said telecom operators have deployed 65,000 mobile sites to curb call drops in the last six months.


“During the last six months, around 20,000 sites have been added for 2G services across India. Similarly, around 45,000 sites have been added for 3G services,” the Minister said in his written reply.

He was responding to a question on the status of call drops and steps taken by the government to deal with it.

He said Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has been conducting service quality audits of mobile networks on a regular basis since July and it has published results of most recent survey on February 4.

The regulator conducted drive tests during December-January on selected routes of seven cities—Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Bhubaneswar and Indore—and shared the findings with telecom operators.

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