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CDG CONGRATULATES STARCOMMS OF NIGERIA ON SURPASSING TWO MILLION SUBSCRIBERS
Milestone represents one million new CDMA2000 subscribers in seven months
COSTA MESA, CALIF. — November 12, 2008 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today congratulates Starcomms Plc. (www.starcomms.com) of Nigeria for surpassing the two million subscriber mark. Starcomms is one of the fastest-growing operators in Africa, adding one million new CDMA2000® subscribers in just seven months, and is a model of how 3G CDMA services are rapidly expanding in the African continent and other emerging markets.
“Starcomms reaching two million subscribers in such a short amount of time is an extraordinary achievement,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “Starcomms’ success is a testimony to CDMA2000’s suitability for developing markets, where users previously underserved by communications technology now have access to the very best of mobile telephony, broadband Internet access and rich multimedia services provided by the Starcomms Rev. A Network.”
CDMA2000 enables operators to provide cost-effective voice services and broadband access to the Internet, along with a broad range of value-added data services for consumers, government, education and enterprise users in both urban areas and rural areas. The technology’s superior spectral efficiency and the availability of low-cost handsets and terminals have enabled CDMA2000 to become the technology of choice for delivering 3G services in emerging markets such as Nigeria.
“Starcomms is delighted with the achievement of the 2 million subscriber milestone in such a short period of time. Our innovative network platform continues to provide Nigerians with the most advanced mobile, fixed wireless and broadband services with cost effective pricing and superior network quality,” said Maher Qubain, CEO of Starcomms. “Our fast growing subscriber base have wider access to the latest wireless technology and are quickly transforming their daily lives, enhancing their productivity and improving their economic status by using the vast selection of 3G services that we offer nationwide,” Qubain added.
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