Tuesday, February 20

15-days deadline to fix call drop issue.

Coming down heavily on increasing number of call drops, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Wednesday offered a 15-days deadline to the telecom companies to strengthen and optimize their network.

The issue of frequent call drops has become severe in the recent months and concern has been raised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well in this regard. After meeting the CEOs of telecom operators here on this issue, Trai Chairman R S Sharma said he informed the companies that the situation would be reviewed after 15 days, even as they have been assured support in dispelling the fears regarding radiation from mobile towers.

Trai chairman R.S Sharma who met the heads of the telecom companies has warned that the regulator would have to step overboard if telecom companies do not work on minimizing call drops. Sharma said Trai would review and assess their performance after 15 days failing which the regulator will “cross the bridge” if the companies fail to do the needful.