Subscribers’ union demands improvement in CDMA networks

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LAGOS – President National Telecommunications Subscribers (NATCOMS), Chief Deolu Ogunbanjo, on Sunday providers Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) to improve their .

Ogunbanjo told the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos the troubled CDMA sector had failed its subscribers.

He said in recent years, the sector had been struggling to survive the in the GSM-dominated market.

CDMA providers include Multilinks, Intercelullar, Visafone, MTS and Starcomms.

The NATCOMS chief blamed the failure of the CDMA primarily on the business model rather than the technology.

Ogunbanjo said the should assist the CDMA to enable them to provide better .

“For some years now, CDMA have been at a disadvantage in competing other telecommunication companies due to low capitalisation.

“Poor of CDMA technology, subscribers’ preference for GSM telephones and corporate governance have also seen the fortunes of the falling,” he said.

Ogunbanjo the operators to concentrate more on providing data service rather than both the data and voice .

“The CDMA is more or less mobile data services and the operators should improve on it rather than combining both the data and voice services,” he said.

Ogunbanjo said the big operators in the industry should be made to concentrate on the voice segment. (NAN)