Starcomms Hooks Abeokuta to Its Network
As a sequel to the promise it made last year of connecting more cities to its ever expanding network, Starcomms Nigeria's leading CDMA telecom operator and "triple-play" (mobile, fixed wireless voice, wireless broadband) provider has rolled out its services in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Starcomms, which has already stamped its mark on Nigeria's telecommunications industry, is currently operating in key cities including: Lagos, Ibadan, Kano, Rano, Aba, Onitsha, Asaba, Maiduguri, Benin, Kaduna, Zaria and Port Harcourt. Plans are at an advanced stage to link other cities this year.
The drive towards the South West market is to enable more Nigerians enjoy the company's array of innovative products and value-for-money services.
According to Manoj Vashisht, Marketing Director, Starcomms the expansion to Abeokuta is predicated on consumers' yearning for better and quality service that the brand is noted for. He said all the bouquet of products from the brand would be available to subscribers in the city:'For quite some time now we have been having series of inquiries from potential subscribers on when we will link Abeokuta to our network, it has gotten quite deafening of late and we feel it is time to allow Abeokuta have a taste of bouquet of products." Vashisht added.
Firmly established as Nigeria's leading triple play network in terms of coverage, subscriber base, customer service, network quality and delivery, Starcomms, which was commercially launched in 1999, early this year surpassed the 1 million subscriber base early this year; a feat industry watchers say is unprecedented in the CDMA category.
The feat, analysts say was been made possible in part by the roll out of the 07028 range of roaming numbers and the deployment of the CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO technology, the first of its kind in West Africa, and presently being deployed in the United States of America, which gives wireless access to the Internet at a speed of between 400-800kbps.