Nokia Networks inks LTE deal with Algar Telecom

Algar Telecom has tapped Nokia Networks for launching 4G LTE services in the 700 MHz band, upgrading its 3G network and implementing Telco Cloud.

Under a 5-year turnkey contract, Nokia Networks will provide radio and core networks and managed services to transform the operator’s network infrastructure. With this, subscribers in Minas Gerais, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul and Sao Paulo will enjoy new voice and data services with better coverage and capacity.

Dimitri Diliani, head of Latin America, Nokia Networks, said: “Our technology portfolio and services expertise will allow Algar Telecom to offer a truly unmatched customer experience. This contract validates and further strengthens our growing footprint in the Brazilian market.”

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Mobile subscribers will have access to significantly better 3G services as Algar Telecom continues to expand its coverage across Brazil. Nokia Networks will modernize the operator’s network to enable it to offer 4G services in the future.

With Nokia Networks’ cloud infrastructure, Algar Telecom will have flexibility in its network to cope with data traffic patterns and shorten roll-out time for new services while reducing deployment costs.

Divino Sebastiao de Souza, president and chief executive officer, Algar Telecom, said: “This network will also reduce our Carbon footprint and minimize our environmental impact, as we will be deploying energy-efficient equipment.”

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