A Group of Telecom Service Providers in the Country has approached the Government to intervene in a technical glitch that is caused by the MediaTek Chipset powered 4G Smartphones.
According to the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) letter to TRAI certain mobile phone powered by the MediaTek Processor like Lenovo A7000 and K4 Note, Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Note 3, Motorola Moto G4, Oppo A35, Micromax Canvas E451 and Intex Aqua Craze are apparently contributing to slowing down the network by 40%. As per reports If one uses 4G LTE only Capable SIM in Slot 2 of the MediaTek Smartphones then the network reception becomes slow thereby hindering the performance of the System. In India, there are nearly 35% of the Smartphones run on MediaTek processors of the 113 million Smartphones in India.
The association also added that in the past, the onus of calls drops and quality of service had been laid solely on telecom service providers, while ignoring the role of devices and handsets.