A department of telecom (DoT) official confirmed that 2,092 mobile sites for 2G and 3G operations have been added in the Delhi service area during last 12 weeks, which had led to a significant decline in the number of call drops. In the case of Bharti Airtel, the call drop rate has come down from the range of 2.92-17.77 per cent to 0.08-2.98 per cent whereas that of Vodafone India has dropped to 0.3-2.97 per cent from 1.53-6.63 per cent.
Reliance Communications, which earlier had a call drop rate in the range of 1.53-24.83 per cent, has reduced it to 0.02-5.15 per cent while Idea Cellular has brought down it to 0.14-2.65 per cent from 3.34-10.90 per cent. Telcos have added 22,279 mobile sites nationwide in the last three months.
Telcos are complaining about sealing of sites by local bodies like Municipal Corporation of Delhi, which hampers efforts to reduce call drops.