Starcomms launches CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A network in Abuja


Nigerian fixed wireless operator Starcomms has deployed a CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A network in Abuja. The equipment was supplied by Chinese vendor Huawei, and enables average downlink speeds of 600kbps-1.4Mbps (with bursts up to 3.1Mbps), and 350kbps-500 kbps (bursting up to 1.8Mbps) in the uplink. ‘CDMA2000's evolution path and significant first-to-market advantage have always been its strongest points,’ said Maher Qubain, CEO of Starcomms. ‘With Rev A, mobile broadband services in Africa can finally take off. Our state-of-the-art CDMA2000 network offers Starcomms customers the most powerful and affordable experience in telephony today.’ Starcomms was awarded a unified service licence by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in August 2006, and currently has around 800,000 subscribers.