TRAI to bring new norms for mobile services

Q.  What is VoLTE?
- Published on 07 Apr 17

a. Voice Calls over 4G
b. Voice calls over 3G
c. Voice calls over 2G
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Voice Calls over 4G
TRAI to bring new norms for mobile servicesTelecom regulator Trai will bring out in the next few weeks its order on the revised quality of service norms for mobile services, including benchmarks for newer technologies like VoLTE.

Elaborating on the review of service quality norms, TRAI has indicated new standards like VoLTE have come up whose parameters have to be mapped equivalent to parameters of other technologies.

Interestingly, new technologies have come like VoLTE which have different names for some parameters. So, TRAI has to map them so that the service quality parameters are in place.

Tightening the noose around mobile operators over call drops, Trai last year had issued a consultation paper where it proposed stricter quality norms for local areas and graded financial disincentives for poor services.

The final views of the regulator on this consultation paper are expected now.

Airtel, Aircel and RCom's 2G service quality was below Trai norms in December quarter on the issue of regulation of Internet-based call and messaging applications termed 'Over The Top' services, TRAI noted that the regulator had previously initiated consultation on the same.

VoLTE: Know More
  • VoLTE stands for voice over LTE.
  • It's voice calls over a 4G LTE network, rather than the 2G or 3G connections which are usually
  • 4G is not just about downloading, streaming and web browsing
  • It can also be used to improve calls.

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