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Association tasks CDMAs on regional operation


Lagos- The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has urged the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operators to consider functioning as regional operators instead of national operators.

The Chairman of ALTON, Mr Gbenga Adebayo, gave the advice on Sunday in Lagos during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Adebayo said that operating on state, regional or community level would enable the CDMA operators to remain in business.

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He said that the CDMA networks in Nigeria had not been favoured by competition even though nothing was wrong with them.

The ALTON Chairman said that as technology evolved and because of capital, the GSM networks were able to upgrade in terms of voice, data, applications and features.

“But the CDMA operators in Nigeria have not been able to cope with the trends.

”What can be done is not to write off that technology, but it is for the players to consider being regional operators, local or state operators.

”Without that, I don’t see how they can grow the financial capacity to be able to compete with bigger operators in the same market. (NAN)

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