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TRAI releases drive test report after assessing telecom network quality

TRAI, with the assistance of the Telecom Service Providers, conducted Drive Tests at twenty locations and surrounding areas viz. Madurai, Eluru, Karimnagar, Mangalore, Amravati, Bhilwara, Rewari, Bhatinda, Ujjain, Varanasi, Maheshwar, Tengnoupal, Teliamura, Darjeeling & Kalimpong & National Highway (110 & 717A), Assam & Arunachal Pradesh & National Highway-(27, 127, 715, 15 & 13), Rohtak -Rewari Highway (HW), Ajmer -Bhilwara HW, Ujjain to Sendhwa HW, Varanasi to Lucknow HW and Bhopal to Sagar HW, in the quarter ending December 2022.

The Drive tests were conducted to assess the network quality provided by cellular mobile telephone service providers for voice and data services. The details of drive tests conducted are given below;

S. No Location Licensed Service Area (LSA)

  1. Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  2. Eluru, Andhra Pradesh
  3. Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh
  4. Mangalore, Karnataka
  5. Amravati, Maharashtra
  6. Bhilwara, Rajasthan
  7. Rewari, Haryana
  8. Bhatinda, Punjab
  9. Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
  10. Varanasi, U.P. (East)
  11. Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh
  12. Tengnoupal, Northeast
  13. Teliamura, Northeast
  14. Darjeeling & Kalimpong & National Highway (110 & 717A), West Bengal
  15. Assam & Arunachal Pradesh & National Highway-(27, 127, 715, 15 & 13), Northeast
  16. Rohtak-Rewari HW, Haryana
  17. Ajmer-Bhilwara HW, Rajasthan
  18. Ujjain to Sendhwa HW, Madhya Pradesh
  19. Varanasi to Lucknow HW, UP (East)
  20. Bhopal to Sagar HW, Madhya Pradesh

The Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) were assessed for the networks of all telecom service providers operating in the region. KPIs for voice services are Coverage; Call Setup Success Rate (CSSR); Drop Call Rate; Block Call Rate, Handover Success Rate; Rx Quality. KPIs for data services are Download and Upload Throughputs, Web Browsing Delay, Video Streaming Delay and Latency.

CT Bureau

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