He also said the implementation was being monitored of the investment commitments made by telecom operators for upgrading networks, as he reminded Bharti Airtel about Rs 80,000 crore investment announced by the company in July.
Taking a jibe at telecom operators, the minister said it took a lot of nudging on his part to let them publicly accept that quality of services was not up to the mark and needs improvement.
"I regret to say very frankly it took a lot of nudging on my part to all of you to publicly acknowledge that there is need for improvement... I am sorry, I don't want to be known as call drop minister, sorry, I am very clear," Prasad said during an Ericsson event on broadband.
The issue of call drop has been prevailing over the last few months. The services though are now showing some signs of improvement. The minister said on the policy front, he has took most of the decisions that were pending for the last many years like spectrum trading and sharing guidelines, identification of Defence band etc.

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