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    Abimbola Sojimi ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    It’s a global competition between GSM and CDMA
    GSM is more widespread worldwide, CDMA is popular in North America and Asia but it
    is not popular in Africa generally. Though newer CDMA networks and phones allow CSIMs (equivalent of SIMs in GSM), those in Nigeria don’t offer that as far as i know so it’s difficult changing phones while retaining your number, you’ll have to take it back to the telco. There are few options as far as the hansets are concerned in Nigeria, mostly cheap sub 5k phones. Both technologies can be used with 3G standard phones, but 3G GSM speeds can be faster than 3G CDMA speeds. **The fastest 3G standard used with CDMA2000 is EV-DO Rev B., which has downstream data rates of about 15.67 Megabits per second (Mbit/s). The fastest standard available with UMTS is HSPA+, with downstream speeds of up to 28 Mbit/s.** (info from wisegeek.org)
    so except CDMA telcos in Nigeria upgrade to the latest equipment and offer CSIMs with a variety of modern handsets, I’m afraid they won’t experience heavy patronage from Nigerians.

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    Samunosuke says:

    If they’d just let some of us with compatible devices from abroad (verizon, sprint) register on their network, I personally would switch.Multilinks/Starcomms and Glo/Mtn would be nirvana.

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