New CDMA entrant, Visafone, has announced 2.5million subscribers on its network in the 10 months it has been in operation. This announcement, if accurate, places Visafone as the largest CDMA network in the country ahead of Starcomms (which has laid claim to 2million subscribers), and ZOOMmobile (who last claimed 1.5million).
Visafone launched services 10 months ago after acquiring and integrating a handful of smaller operators in Lagos and the eastern region of the country.
Visafone, Starcomms, ZOOMmobile, and Multilinks-Telkom are key players in the CDMA telecommunications sector. They all run 3G EV-DO networks.
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