Telecom operators have failed to curb the incidence of call drops in the country. The quarterly data issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) shows that while the incidences of call drops for 2G services marginally worsened, for 3G services it increased from a figure of no location to 3.23 per cent of the total locations surveyed.
For 2G services, the overall call drop rate marginally increased to 1.64 per cent from 1.63 per cent in the preceding three-month period. However, the worst affected locations for 2G services almost doubled during the quarter to 24.59 per cent. The corresponding figure for 3G, at 16.13 per cent, was also higher than that in April-June.