Regulator TRAI has said that it has begun operator-assisted drive test that captures real-time data to monitor the level of call drops and voice quality across multiple cities. As per reports, the operator-assisted tests involves the telecom firms' equipment and costs, with the regulator monitoring and supervising the entire process.
Commenting on the issue, TRAI Chairman RS Sharma told the media, "The operator-assisted drive tests have started in all the five regions of TRAI, and a number of cities have been covered." As per reports, the operator-assisted tests have already taken place in Mathura (UP-West circle), Jaisalmer, (Rajasthan), Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) and Mangalore (Karnataka) among others.
Tests are underway or slated to be conducted over the coming weeks in locations include Kalyan, Noida, Jammu, Guwahati-Dispur, Mysore, Hyderabad, Rajkot, Bhopal, and Jhansi, as per the schedule drawn up by the regulator.