Nokia Networks, competing with rivals such as Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, ZTE and Huawei, has bagged the telecom network deal from TIM Brasil. Nokia Networks did not share the size of the deal and time frame for completing the ambitious project to improve quality of services (QoS) to 75 million plus TIM Brasil subscribers.
Nokia Networks will also provide its small cells products, as well as implementation, optimization and care services.
TIM Brasil, the Brazilian subsidiary of Telecom Italia, is the second largest carrier in Brazil, and the leaders in the prepaid segment. It currently has more than 75 million customers, and holds a 26.97 percent market share in Brazil.
TIM has earmarked R$14 billion investment for the Brazilian operations over the three-year period through 2017 to improve network and customer service.
By selecting Nokia Networks, TIM Brasil aims to improve mobile broadband by offering with better coverage, enhanced voice quality and faster web browsing and downloads.
Marco Di Constanzo, head of Mobile Networks at TIM Brasil, said: “The network modernization and expansion, coupled with the deployment of new solutions such as high-capacity small cells, will significantly improve the performance and capacity of our infrastructure.”
4G subscriptions in Brazil could grow at compound annual average growth rate (CAGR) of 84.59 percent in five years to reach 150 million by 2019, according to the 4G Americas.