TIM BRASIL SELECTS NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS TO DEPLOY LTE 4G NETWORK
TIM Brasil has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to deploy an LTE network layer on top of its existing 2G and 3G networks in the 2.6 GHz frequency band.
Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will deliver an LTE radio access network featuring its 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. 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, NSN said. This translates to lower capital costs for the operator.
“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."
Nokia Siemens Networks says it is committed to improving TIM Brasil's network coverage and fulfilling the demand for high-speed networks. The company will also upgrade TIM Brasil’s NetAct network management system to enable consolidated and effective monitoring, management and optimization of its network. The company will also deliver its Intelligent Self Organizing Networks (iSON) capability for increased automation and faster rollout.
Implementation of the LTE network will be done on a city-by-city basis in preparation for the Confederations Cup 2013 and World Cup 2014 events.