The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), working with the telecom service providers, carried out drive tests at 20 locations and their surrounding areas across the nation on Monday to evaluate the network quality offered by cellular mobile telephone service providers for voice and data services.
The drive tests were carried out to assess all regional telecom service providers’ networks’ key performance indicators (KPIs). Coverage, Call Setup Success Rate (CSSR), Drop Call Rate, Block Call Rate, Handover Success Rate, and Rx Quality are the key performance indicators for voice services.
The ministry listed the following KPIs for data services: Download and Upload Throughputs, Web Browsing Delay, Video Streaming Delay, and Latency.
The areas covered in drive tests were Madurai, Eluru, Karimnagar, Mangalore, Amravati, Bhilwara, Rewari, Bhatinda, Ujjain, Varanasi, Maheshwar, Tengnoupal, Teliamura, Darjeeling-Kalimpong and national highways (110 & 717A), Assam & Arunachal Pradesh and National Highway (27, 127, 715, 15 & 13), Rohtak-Rewari Highway, Ajmer-Bhilwara HW, Ujjain to Sendhwa HW, Varanasi-Lucknow HW and Bhopal-Sagar HW in the quarter ending December.
The full report is accessible on the TRAI website at www.analytics.trai.gov.in.