Recommendations on call drop by mid-October: Telecom regulator

New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) hopes to come out with recommendations on call drops by mid-October, its Chairman R.S. Sharma said here on Thursday.

The sector regulator has sought comments from telecom service providers till September 21 and the counter comments on it by September 28. Following which there will be an open house discussion on the call drop issue.

The TRAI has already floated a consultation paper on this issue.

“I expect that by October 10-15, we will give the final recommendations in this regard,” Sharma told reporters on the sidelines of an event organised by Assocham.

Aiming to end the call drop menace, the TRAI will conduct another test drive to measure the quality of telecom services in the next two weeks, Sharma said on Wednesday.

“Almost all the telecom operators failed the quality of service drive test,” the sector regulator chief told reporters after holding a meeting with bigwigs of telecom companies.

He mentioned that the operators were appraised of the quality of services.

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