NSN to build Brazilian LTE network

TIM Brazil aims to provide LTE in cities where soccer tournaments will be played in 2013 and 2014

Brazilian operator TIM Brasil has called on network infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks to build its LTE network. NSN will deploy an LTE network layer on top of TIM Brasil’s existing 2G and 3G networks in the 2.6 GHz frequency band, the operator confirmed.

It said will be switching on its networks on a city-by-city basis as it looks to provide coverage in advance of the Confederations Cup 2013 and Football World Cup 2014 soccer tournaments in Brazil.

NSN will provide the LTE radio access network, which will use the firm’s Flexi Multiradio Base Stations. The base stations use common OSS for multiple technologies and NSN claims the technology will allow TIM Brasil to save time, space and power consumption.

NSN will also upgrade TIM Brasil’s network management system to all the operator to better monitor, manage and optimise its network, and it will also provide TIM Brasil with 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,” said Marco di Costanzo, head of mobile network at TIM Brasil.

The LTE Latin America conference is taking place on the 16th-17th April 2013 Windsor Barra Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click here to find out more about the event.

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