Nigerian fixed-wireless operator Starcomms has announced the launch of an inter-standard roaming service allowing the company’s CDMA subscribers to roam on the networks of both CDMA and GSM companies in 221 countries across the world. The new roaming service offers the operator’s customers seamless access to international mobile roaming on all wireless technology networks, greatly expanding Starcomms’ network coverage outside of Nigeria and simplifying the roaming experience of customers travelling abroad. The launch was made possible through the signing of an agreement with hub-based mobile applications exchange solutions provider MACH, and inter-standard and converged solutions provider Accurius, earlier this year. The vendors’ solutions offer turnkey interoperability between wireless technologies, including CDMA, 1x EV-DO, GSM, GPRS/UMTS, WiFi, WiMAX and, in the near future, Long Term Evolution (LTE). ‘It has been our endeavour to provide our customers with the best services and our focus in providing international roaming opportunities is not just about the service but about the quality of the customer experience whilst roaming with their Starcomms service,’ Tushar Maheshwari, the CCO of Starcomms, commented, adding: ‘From now on we will ensure that our customers who have cause to travel outside Nigeria feel at home with all their contacts having access to them seamlessly.’
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