Starcomms launches inter-standard roaming service

CDMA customers of Nigerian operator Starcomms experience international mobile roaming

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Starcomms launches inter-standard roaming service Starcomms' CDMA customers traveling outside Nigeria can now feel at home with inter-standard roaming service
By  Nithyasree Trivikram Published  August 11, 2010

Starcomms, the Nigerian fixed-wireless operator, has announced the launch of an inter-standard roaming service that allows its CDMA subscribers to roam on the networks of both CDMA and GSM companies in 221 countries, globally.

The new roaming service offers Starcomms customers seamless access to international mobile roaming on all wireless technology networks, which significantly expands Starcomms' network coverage outside Nigeria, and simplifying the roaming experience of customers travelling abroad.

Earlier this year, Starcomms signed an agreement with MACH, a hub-based mobile applications exchange solutions provider, and inter-standard and converged solutions provider Accurius, to enable the launch of the inter-standard roaming service.

 "Our focus in providing international roaming opportunities is not just about the service, but about the quality of customer experience whilst roaming with their Starcomms service," Tushar Maheshwari, Chief Communications Officer of Starcomms said adding that this launch will ensure that Starcomms customers who travel outside Nigeria will now feel at home with all their contacts having access to them seamlessly.

The vendors' solutions offer turnkey interoperability between wireless technologies, including CDMA, 1x EV-DO, GSM, GPRS/UMTS, Wi-Fi, and WiMAX, which is to include Long Term Evolution (LTE) as well in the near future.


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