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TIM Brasil selects Nokia Siemens Networks for LTE
04 April 2013
Vendor’s Single RAN to help operator deliver mobile broadband services for upcoming Football Cup events
Nokia Siemens Networks
Brasil has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to deploy an LTE
network layer on top of the operator’s existing 2G
and 3G networks in the 2.6 gigahertz frequency band.
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 at 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."
Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will
deliver an LTE radio access network featuring its
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 for
multiple technologies. By using the Single RAN Flexi
Multiradio Base Station, TIM Brasil can upgrade its site to
2.6 GHz LTE while saving time, space and power consumption
– all translating to lower capital costs for the
Nokia Siemens Networks 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
capability for increased automation and faster rollout.
Nokia Siemens Networks’ network
life-cycle services will help TIM Brasil migrate to LTE and
minimise technical and commercial risks.
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.