41K complaints against telecom operators in Apr-Sept
"From April 1 to September 30 this year, 1,418 service-related complaints, which include complaints relating to poor network/services against various telecom service providers, have been received in Trai," Telecom Minister Milind Deora said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. He added that 41,341 complaints against various telecom service providers -- including grievances related to poor network and services -- have been received in the public grievances cell of the DoT between April 1 and October 31, 2011.
Most of the complaints filed with the DoT were against state-run telecom companies MTNL and BSNL. Over 24,000 complaints were received against MTNL and 11,000 against BSNL. Among private operators, Reliance Communications (Rcom) topped the charts for the maximum number of complaints. A total of 1,859 complaints were filed against RCom with the DoT and 232 with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Airtel was next in the list of maximum complaints, with 1,392 grievances lodged against the company with the DoT and 391 with Trai.
In his written reply, the Telecom Minister also attached the latest Quality of Service report by Trai for the quarter ended June, 2011, which shows BSNL has not been able to meet quality benchmarks for most parameters as specified by Trai. Among private telecom operators, Aircel had the poorest
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