Supporting TRAI initiatives, TelecomLead.com to conduct mobile broadband speed test in early 2013

Telecom Lead India: TelecomLead.com, India’s leading online publication on the telecom industry, is set to conduct mobile broadband speed test in early 2013.

The mobile data speed test reflects major concerns of the mobile industry and the sector regulator TRAI in the country.

This will be the first mobile broadband speed test in India in a public place. TelecomLead.com will be seeking participation of telecom operators, mobile handset vendors and telecom equipment makers.

Comprehensive test will be conducted to assess mobile data speed on 2G and 3G — on different mobile network operators and handset vendors. TelecomLead.com will also share results of mobile operators’ service quality and data speed.

TelecomLead.com, as part of the first initiative, will conduct a one-day event in Delhi in 2013 involving the telecom industry. Dates will be finalized soon.

Meanwhile, TRAI on Tuesday asked telecom operators to put in place a test set-up comprising of servers and test probes covering their entire service area for different data services. This is to ensure that mobile operators meet quality of service benchmark for wireless data.

“TRAI had mandated every cellular mobile service provider to set up a test set up comprising of servers and test probes to cover the entire geographical area of coverage of different data services in the licensed area,” TRAI said in The Standards of Quality of Service for Wireless Data Services Regulations, 2012 released on Tuesday.

According to TRAI, mobile operators are required to meet quality of service benchmarks in respect of parameters such as activation of data services, successful data transmission download or upload attempts from a test server, minimum download speed from a test server covering all tariff plans and data drop rate.

It has also been mandated that service providers have to publish at its website, the details of all data services offered, along with their tariffs, clearly indicating the cities and towns where such data services and tariff plans are applicable.

TRAI added service providers should not offer new data services or modify existing data services or tariffs without prior publication at its website.

editor@telecomlead.com