TIM Brazil, a subsidiary of Telecom Italia with more than 70 million customers in Brazil, has selected Ericsson as the key supplier to provide a 4G/LTE network.
Ericsson will deploy all 4G/LTE radio sites with its new multi-standard radio base station, RBS 6000, supporting TIM’s LTE network in the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Bahia, Sergipe, Goiás and the Federal District.
The deal extends the long-standing partnership that together implemented TIM’s 2G and 3G in Brazil. The contract also includes network rollout, which combines a comprehensive package of services ranging from design and integration to training and customer support.
4G/LTE technology enhances the end-user experience and enables the rapid transfer of large amounts of data. Consumers can enjoy a wide range of applications such as online gaming, movies downloads and video meetings. LTE also has the capacity to meet future demands for new and enhanced mobile internet applications.
Daniel Hermeto, Chief of Purchasing and Supply Chain Officer of TIM Brazil, said: ‘The new network will provide Brazilians with faster data speeds, high-quality video conferencing and faster response times when using mobile applications or accessing the internet. It will also help TIM meet future demand for mobile data, which is doubling every year as customers move to adopt data-hungry smartphones, mobile modems and tablets.’
The contract is Ericsson’s fourth 4G/LTE deal in Brazil, making it the only supplier to have LTE contracts with all operators in Brazil.