Starcomms to improve coverage, service availability

21 May 2008

Nigeria’s Starcomms, a provider of triple-play mobile, fixed-wireless and wireless broadband services, is preparing to expand its coverage in the Benin City area of the country, according to its CEO, Maher Qubain. He stated that Starcomms will launch its full range of services in the region and that improved mobile coverage would enable voice and data customers to stay connected within, and in the vicinity of, the southern city. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database says that in mid-2007 Starcomms announced plans to roll out its CDMA-based network to 30 additional cities, including Onitsha, Aba, Asaba, Kaduna, Abeokuta and Zaria, as well as promising to deploy 1xEV-DO Rev A upgrades nationwide. Services were expanded to Kaduna and Zaria in October that year, followed by Benin City two months later.