Personal Information

Name: Starcomms
Designation:  Operator Deputy Chairman is Paul Edwards
Country:  Nigeria
Personal Address :  Starcomms House. Plot 1261c Bishop Kale Close, Off Saka Tinubu Street, Victoria Island – Lagos
Phone No  +234-1-804 1234
Fax No   +234-1-811 0301
Email Id:  paul@merryncapital.co.za
Mini-Biography:  http://www.starcomms.com/Nigeria’s leading telecommunications operator and leading “triple-play” (mobile, fixed wireless voice, wireless broadband) provider, is quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange having being listed on July 14, 2008. It is the first telecommunications operator in Nigeria to be listed on the domestic Exchange. Starcomms commenced operations in 1989 with a customer base of less than 2,000, the network had crossed over 3.2 million subscribers; making it the 4th largest telecommunications operator and largest CDMA 3G Mobile network in the country. It is also the first CDMA 3G network to cross the three million subscriber base in Nigeria.Between 2002 and 2005, Starcomms focused on providing fixed wireless services (due to PTO license restrictions), becoming the leading fixed line provider in the country. Starcomms is the leading provider of 3G services in Nigeria using CDMA 2000 EV-DO and was the first company in Africa to launch EV-DO high-speed broadband services in June 2006.The network launched its nationwide mobile services after being awarded a 10-year (renewable) technology-neutral national unified license in May 2006, which allows it to offer the full range of telecommunication services on a national basis, as well as international gateway services.Starcomms is currently present in 38 major cities covering 182 towns. Major cities such as Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Kano, Zaria, Ibadan, Benin, Ijebu Ode, Shagamu, Calabar, Warri, Owerri, Oyo, Uyo, Ogbomosho, Abeokuta, Aba, Onitsha, Asaba, Maiduguri, Sapele, Umuahia, Nnewi, Awka, Rano, Ilorin,Katsina, Jos, Bauchi,  Enugu, Agbor, Suleja, Jaji, Gwagwalada, Ikot ekpene, Oron and Eket are on the network. In 2007 Starcomms was named both Nigerian Telecoms Company of the Year (Nigeria Telecoms Awards) and Nigerian Wireless Telecoms Company of the Year (Nigeria Information Technology and Telecoms Awards).