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Ericsson to supply WCDMA/HSPA network to TIM in Brazil


Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been selected by TIM Brasil, Brazil’s largest GSM operator, to provide a WCDMA/HSPA network, enabling the launch of high-speed mobile broadband in eight states across Brazil.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will be the sole supplier of a 2G/3G common core network and the main supplier of a radio access network in the Brazilian states of Acre, Distrito Federal, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rondônia, São Paulo and Tocantins. The upgrade of TIM’s existing 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) network with the latest HSPA functionality will enable a smooth and efficient introduction of high-speed 3G (WCDMA/HSPA) services. Ericsson will also provide services, including network and technology consulting, network design, network deployment and systems integration of end user service platforms and applications.

Ericsson’s HSPA solution will boost network capacity, allowing TIM Brasil to broaden its service offering and tap into new revenue streams. Subscribers will enjoy a richer communication experience through the introduction of next-generation mobile broadband services, including high-speed mobile internet access, mobile TV and video, and mobile-music-related services.

Mario Cesar Pereira de Araujo, President, TIM Brasil, says: “This deal reflects our strong partnership with Ericsson and will allow us to offer our customers an enhanced communications experience while paving the way for the introduction of advanced mobile broadband services.”

Lourenço Coelho, Vice President, Ericsson Brazil, says: “We are proud to continue our long-running relationship with TIM Brasil. This contract highlights Ericsson’s ability to provide cutting-edge solutions to one of the most competitive markets for telecommunications in the world.”

Ericsson powers 90 of the world’s 185 commercially launched HSPA networks and is working on many ongoing deployments.


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