Mobile operator TIM Brasil has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to deploy an LTE network layer on top of its existing 2G and 3G networks in the 2.6GHz frequency band.
Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) will deliver an LTE radio access network featuring its high-capacity Flexi multiradio base stations. The Flexi multiradio base station is a Single RAN (radio access network) base station for GSM, 3G, FDD-LTE and TD-LTE.
It provides an easy and cost-effective site upgrade to LTE and uses common OSS (operational support systems) for multiple technologies. By using the Single RAN Flexi multiradio base station, TIM Brasil can upgrade its site to 2.6GHz LTE while saving time, space and power consumption – all translating to lower capital costs for the operator.
NSN will also upgrade TIM Brasil’s NetAct network management system to enable consolidated and effective monitoring, management and optimization of its network. In addition, the company will deliver its intelligent self organizing networks (iSON) capability for increased automation and faster rollout.
‘Our long-term partnership with Nokia Siemens Networks has been excellent, and the 2G and 3G equipment installed by the company is performing so well that it was a natural decision to deploy an LTE network with the same vendor,’ said Marco di Costanzo, Head of Mobile Network, TIM Brasil. ‘We are confident that Nokia Siemens Networks will build a robust LTE network for us to launch ultra-fast 4G mobile broadband services to satisfy our customers.’
‘With our advanced radio network and related services, we will smoothly deploy an LTE network for TIM Brasil so that its subscribers can enjoy reliable connections as well as ultra-fast mobile broadband services,’ said Aray Chagas, head of local operators at NSN. ‘We are committed to helping TIM Brasil by improving network coverage and fulfilling the ever-increasing demand for high-speed networks.’
NSN’scomplete network life-cycle services will help TIM Brasil move smoothly toward LTE and minimize technical and commercial risks. The high-quality network deployment will be coupled with world-class project management, network optimization as well as feature introduction and maintenance services. By taking advantage of NSN’s comprehensive and customised training solutions, TIM Brasil’s engineers will attain sound LTE competencies and capabilities.
Implementation of the LTE network will be done on a city-by-city basis in preparation for the Confederations Cup 2013 and Football World Cup 2014 events.