Telcos Revamp Infrastructure To End Call Drop Menace

The operator community has come up with a 100-day plan in this regard, which will include setting up of additional 60,000 towers across the country along with leveraging the latest network technology for an enhanced consumer experience. The plan was tabled by the telecom operators in a meeting with the secretary of the Department of Telecom(DoT). The meeting witnessed the presence of incumbent players including Bharti Airtel, Idea, BSNL, Vodafone and Reliance Jio which assured DoT regarding better quality of services in the coming times. The DoT secretary has also...

Handset Makers Reject To Put Panic Button On Phones: Report

Handset makers have reportedly against putting a panic buttons on the existing mobile devices as directed by DoT. Handset makers want the rule be applied to only new devices. According to the Economic Times report, handset makers have clarification on the cut-off date for putting panic buttons on the new devices. The handset makers have said that the maintenance release (MR) for known versions of the software would be anywhere between $500,000 and $750,000 (Rs 3.35 crore and Rs 5 crore) per device software version. “Considering the huge number of models accumulated...