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Starcomms Signs Up Main One Cable For Faster Internet Services by naijatoday: 12:29am On Aug 18, 2010
AS part of its efforts to further enhance Internet service from IZAP and 1X, Starcomms Plc has subscribed to a new undersea cable linking Nigeria and the whole of West Africa to Europe. The implication of the new development is that it will pave the way for additional transformation in Internet access and reliable voice service from the award winning telecoms company.

Starcomms subscription to the undersea cable built by Main One Cable Company in partnership with U.S. firm Tyco makes it the first CDMA operator to have access
to the facility.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of Starcomms, Mr. Maher Qubain, the subscription to Main One Cable will definitely be a boost to Starcomms’ current
achievement in the area of fast, reliable and affordable Internet services delivery, as well as, voice clarity across the country.

In his words, “across Nigeria, we have received plaudits from our voice and data customers, who have been enjoying our unrivalled services. As a company committed to delivering world-class services, we will continue to explore all available means to add value to their business and personal lives.”

Qubain further stated that considering the potential of the undersea cable, a new window of opportunity has been opened for Starcomms to introduce enhanced services that will not only increase speed but add value to the life of its customers saying that with Starcomms connection to the cable, its customers can also expect more speedy downloads and unmatched voice call capacity.

The 7,000 km fibre optic cable, which runs from Portugal to Nigeria and Ghana, and also branches out to Morocco, the Canary Islands, Senegal and Ivory Coast, is also expected to be a boost to international calls on Starcomms network.

This development, according to him will be a boost to some of the value added services, recently introduced by Starcomms to demonstrate its passion for innovative services and the enhancement of its role as a leading Nigerian telecom brand in the industry.

One of such is the Afritalk voice service, a non-intrusive and enhanced voice-chat service through which Starcomms customers can chat and make lots of friends across Nigeria. The fact that the mobile number of the person chatting is not revealed to other chat members has endeared it to a lot of customers too.

Specifically too, the connection of Starcomms network to Main One Undersea Fibre Optic cable will have a remarkable positive impart on the recent introduction of international roaming on CDMA to GSM by Starcomms.

What this means is that customers of Starcomms will enjoy more efficient and quality voice and data services on their Starcomms phones.

The Main One Cable hook up by Starcomms is also expected to benefit parts of the country that are soon to enjoy the Starcomms super-fast broadband internet services, Izap as well as its Ix data services that covers everywhere it has network coverage, which extends to 22 states, 28 cities and 100 towns.

Another of Starcomms value added services that customers are expected to benefit from in the Main One Cable services is the StarTrack, a location based service designed to assist Starcomms customers to know the specific whereabouts of their loved ones as well as make it possible for friends and lovers to track each other.

Exclusively a customer centric product and the first of its kind in the industry, this innovative service from Starcomms, allows Starcomms customers to register the number of another customer, whom he doesn’t want to lose track of with a text message. Starcomms will then notify the registered customer for his consent, after which his location can be disclosed to seeker.


I guess more Companies will be signing up to Main-One.
Re: Starcomms Signs Up Main One Cable For Faster Internet Services by puskin: 1:18am On Aug 18, 2010
Lets see how the speed will but I know it doesn't change anything concerning pricing.

They sign-up 2day and end-user internet prices will be dropping in 2years time. Thats Nigerian telcos for U undecided undecided
Re: Starcomms Signs Up Main One Cable For Faster Internet Services by webgenius(m): 9:12pm On Aug 18, 2010
The govt and its agencies need to supplement the eforts of the cable companies. The NCC should undertake a project of linking the whole of Nigeria via fibre connection and complement the efforts of the intercontinentals. It should not be left to the ISPs to do as it would mean duplication of efforts and chaos. We need a national fibre network which will improve the last mile service to data users.
Re: Starcomms Signs Up Main One Cable For Faster Internet Services by Mobinga: 12:39am On Aug 19, 2010

In Uk u get 40gb data plan for 3k at speeds of 1mbps
Re: Starcomms Signs Up Main One Cable For Faster Internet Services by mrniceguyngr: 7:59pm On Aug 19, 2010
Starcomms iZAP.

Thanks for saving my small Cafe.

I have nine (9) computers computers connected + 1 laptop

Pinging Yahoo remains steady all for =N=7,000 a month!

3 gbosa for STARCOMMS pls keep it up.

See attached screenshot for confirmation.

Seeing is believing.

Re: Starcomms Signs Up Main One Cable For Faster Internet Services by consize: 6:57am On Aug 20, 2010
i haven't seen any difference whatsoever on my starcomms connection, its as slow as ever undecided, i really hope this i.s.ps can get their acts together ASAP

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