To assess the quality of voice and data network, telecom regulator (TRAI) through its agency conducted Independent Drive Tests (IDT) in the city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan license service area.
It covered a route of approximately 610 KMs and data tests conducted on six hotspots. Cellular mobile telephone service providers included namely Aircel, Airtel, Idea, BSNL, Tata, RCOM, Vodafone, MTS, and Jio.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said that tests included 2G, 3G, 4G, and CDMA radio access technologies. The drive test route covered different parts of Jodhpur city and its surrounding regions and included areas from where call drop complaints were received, areas of heavy usage, residential areas away from arterial roads and also office areas.
TRAI in IDT also said that all telecom operators have met the drop call rate benchmark of 2 percent. The Cal Block Rate (CBR) benchmark of 3 percent was achieved by all TSPs except Aircel 3G because Aircel was not measured on the first day.
However, TRAI pointed out that, India's largest telecom service provider Bharti Airtel is the leading operator in Jodhpur as its users are getting 7.5 Mbps download speed while Reliance Jio is offering 7.1 Mbps.
Vodafone with 6.9 Mbps and RCom managed to provide 5.2 Mbps, TRAI added.
Meanwhile while uploading Vodafone has managed to garner the top slot by registering 5.4 Mbps upload speed, Reliance Jio with 4.3 Mbps, Airtel has 3.2 Mbps, and RCom registered 2.7 Mbps upload speed.
The regulator further said that the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) were assessed for the networks of all telecom service providers operating in the region. KPIs for voice services were Coverage, Quality, Call Setup Success Rate, Drop Call Rate, Block Call Rate, Handover Success Rate, Download and Upload Throughputs, Web Browsing Delay, Video Streaming Delay and Latency.