CAPCOM sells off Voice Subscribers to Visafone

CAPCOM is the new company being formed from the Merger of Starcomms, Multilinks and MTS First Wireless. A source in the industry told me that because of the company’s exclusive focus on offering broadband internet service, they are letting go of all voice subscribers (from Starcoms and Multilinks) and selling them off to Visafone. Visafone is the last CDMA mobile network standing at the moment. This transaction should bump Visafone’s active subscriber base to about 3 million.


Good for Visafone. Yet, that figure is still far below what the smallest GSM operator in the country is pushing. With CAPCOM exiting voice, the CDMA mobile sector shrinks to its smallest in years. I do wish Visafone the best of luck and would love to see them make a good showing as they face the might of the GSM mobile operators all alone going forward.

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3 comments for “CAPCOM sells off Voice Subscribers to Visafone

  1. bosun99uk
    February 14, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Last man standing.

    Looks like CDMA has lost it in Nigeria.

  2. Harry Echemco
    February 14, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    They will only try for a couple of months or a years and finally fizzle out. GSM is the way forward. I will be surprised if CDMA voice service is still active here in Nigeria in the next three years.

  3. February 14, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    it’s a shame that this has to happen, but the blame lies solely on the CDMA operators as they failed to compete with patchy reception and poor choice of mobile phones.

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