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TRAI tests cellular network quality in 17 cities, highways

TRAI, with the assistance of the Telecom Service Providers, conducted Drive Tests at seventeen cities, their surrounding areas and highways namely: Agartala, Agra, Aurangabad, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Guwahati-Bongaigaon, Hisar, Jaipur, Ongole, Palakkad, Ranchi-Gumla, Sangareddy, Trichy, Agra-Bareilly HW, Bhavnagar-Rajula HW, Bhopal- Jabalpur HW and Hisar-Rohtak HW, in the quarter ending June 2023.

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

S. No Location Licensed Service Area (LSA)

  1. Agartala, Northeast
  2. Agra, UP (West)
  3. Aurangabad, Maharashtra
  4. Bhavnagar, Gujrat
  5. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  6. Guwahati-Bongaigaon, Northeast
  7. Ongole, Andhra Pradesh
  8. Hisar, Haryana
  9. Palakkad, Kerala
  10. Ranchi-Gumla, Bihar
  11. Sangareddy, Andhra Pradesh
  12. Jaipur, Rajasthan
  13. Trichy, Tamil Nadu
  14. Agra-Bareilly HW UP (West)
  15. Bhavnagar-Rajula HW, Gujrat
  16. Bhopal- Jabalpur HW, Madhya Pradesh
  17. Hisar-Rohtak HW, Haryana

The Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) assessed for the network includes the following:

  • For voice service: Coverage; Call Setup Success Rate (CSSR); Drop Call Rate; Block Call Rate, Handover Success Rate; Rx Quality.
  • For data services: Download and Upload Throughputs, Web Browsing Delay, Video Streaming Delay and Latency.

CT Bureau

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