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Fierce competition and dawn of 5G are all fine, but why can’t telcos deliver plain-vanilla voice calls properly? Blame their khichdi network!

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Fierce competition and dawn of 5G are all fine, but why can’t telcos deliver plain-vanilla voice calls properly? Blame their khichdi network!

Patchy implementation of VoLTE, which was actually supposed to provide better services, has been the biggest cause for call drops. Lack of mobile towers adds to the woes.
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22 Oct 2018 7 Mins Read 0 comment
A pedestrian checking his mobile phone in Mumbai; INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images Getty Images
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Come on and call me back again…Come on and call me back again… Boo hoo boo hoohoo babe…Yeah, call me back (again)… Paul McCartney didn’t know that the song he sang back in the 70s would hold true for the Indian telcos in the 21 st century. Only that the desi version of it has more
telcos must focus on achieving ubiquitous LTE coverage first before going nationwide with VoLTE. Implementation of all these remedies and sorting the operational challenges will not only help telcos offer best-in-class QoS and resolve the issue of call drops but also limit the meaning of Paul McCartney’s song as intended, without irony. ( Graphic by Abdul Shafiq)
Come on and call me back again…Come on and call me back again… Boo hoo boo hoohoo babe…Yeah, call me back (again)… Paul McCartney didn’t know that the song he sang back in the 70s would hold true for the Indian telcos in the 21 st century. Only that the desi version of it has more telcos must focus on achieving ubiquitous LTE coverage first before going nationwide with VoLTE. Implementation of all these remedies and sorting the operational challenges will not only help telcos offer best-in-class QoS and resolve the issue of call drops but also limit the meaning of Paul McCartney’s song as intended, without irony. ( Graphic by Abdul Shafiq)

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