Starcomms expanding network

10 Jul 2007

Nigerian CDMA fixed-wireless operator Starcomms, one of the first recipients of a unified service licence in May 2006, has announced that in the next few weeks it will be launching services in the cities of Abuja, Onitsha, Aba, Asaba, Kaduna, Abeokuta and Zaria. The telco’s network is currently operational in Lagos, Ibadan, Kano, Maiduguri and Port Harcourt, serving around 500,000 subscribers. CEO Maher Qubain said that the company had so far this year invested more than USD150 million in its infrastructure, with a further USD50 million to come to expand coverage to 30 cities and upgrade the network to 1xEV-DO Rev A technology.