TIM Brasil has selected Nokia Siemens to build an LTE 4G network. Nokia Siemens Networks will deploy an LTE network layer on top of the operator’s 2G and 3G networks, meaning super-fast mobile broadband services for its customers.
The LTE radio access network will feature Flexi Multiradio Base Stations, single RAN (radio access network) base stations for GSM, 3G, FDD-LTE and TD-LTE. This will allow TIM Brasil to upgrade to 2.6 GHz LTE while at the same time keeping costs down. Moreover, Nokia Siemens Networks will upgrade TIM Brasil’s NetAct network management system and deliver its Intelligent Self Organizing Networks (iSON) capability.
“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,” remarked Marco di Costanzo, Mobile Network Director of 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.”
Aray Chagas, head of local operators at Nokia Siemens Networks, added, “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. We are committed to helping TIM Brasil by improving network coverage and fulfilling the ever-increasing demand for high-speed networks.”
Moving forward, Nokia Siemens Networks will help TIM Brasil to make a smooth transition into LTE. Implementation will take place city-by-city in preparation for the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup.
Nokia Siemens Networks stands to play an important role in the development of LTE and 4G technology in Brazil. The company announced plans to open a 4G plant in the country last year.