The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India via Press Release No. 59/2018 dated 31st may, 2018 released the BETA version of the portal namely www.coveragemap.trai.gov.in. This web portal was aimed at providing visualization of network coverage of all Telecom Services Providers (TSP) for their respective License Service Areas (LSA). This would facilitate customers and stakeholders to make informed decision for selection or comparisons of service providers.
On this portal users shall be able to select various options like location, Indoor/ Outdoor, TSP, Technology (2G/3G/4G-VoLTE), Voice/Data to know the coverage provided by particular TSP at the location of their interest. Maps on the portal will be updated on regular basis. For the successful implementation of this portal and cost-effective indigenous telecom solutions TRAI has collaborated with CDoT (Centre for Development of Telematics) a Govt. of India premier R&D centre.
Currently TRAI is launching the portal with the coverage maps for two LSAs i.e. for Delhi and Madhya Pradesh on pilot basis to get feedback on the look and feel of this portal from consumers and other stakeholders.
This is a data heavy portal includes visualizations of network at 50 mtr. Resolution and simultaneous comparison of network between two operators will be permissible for 50 users at the same time. The users can provide feedback on the coverage map portal to make the portal more user friendly. For the same, TRAI released directions dated 23rd May, 2018 to TSPs to share the required data.