NEW DELHI: Indian Telecoms have been working hard in a bid to decrease the call drop issues in the country. Accordingly, more than 2,000 additional mobile towers were installed in Delhi alone over the last three months to check the menace caused by the call drops.
A DoT(Department of Telecom) official said that as many as 2,092 mobile towers comprising of both 2G and 3G technologies have been added in the Delhi service area over the last 12 weeks. The official noted that the move from the telecoms has shown a considerable result in decreasing the call drop issues.
Airtel, the leading telecom in India which had a call drop rate of 2.92-17.7 percent earlier has come down to 0.08-2.98 in the Delhi service area. Accordingly, Vodafone has also shown a positive development in decreasing the call drop menace. DoT said that the call drop issue pertaining to the Vodafone customers has decreased from 1.53-6.63 per cent to 0.3-2.97 per cent.
Reliance communications, which had a severe rate of call drops issue in the rate of 1.53-24.83 per cent has come down to 0.02-5.15 per cent. Over all, the call drop issue in Delhi has come down gradually bringing in a sigh of relief to the customers who have faced the menace of call drops since a year.
Telecoms have added a total of 22,279 mobile sites across the country in the last three months owing to increase the quality of their service.
The move from the telecos comes after a serious warning from the Central Government over penalizing the telecom service providers, if they failed to address the issue of call drops in the country within a given time frame.
However, there is a high possibility of the Telecoms increasing their tariffs to get back the expenditure over installing new towers. According to the sources, Airtel could be the first carrier to do so in a couple of weeks, the Economic times reported.