TIM Brasil hopes to launch LTE-A in 1H16; 4G network now covers 411 cities

9 Feb 2016

TIM Participacoes (TIM Brasil) hopes to introduce LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology on a commercial basis during the first half of 2016, TeleTime reports, citing comments from company president Rodrigo Abreu. As previously suggested, the planned network will aggregate spectrum in the 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands. The operator recently confirmed that its 2600MHz 4G network, which went live back in April 2013, reached 411 cities at the end of last year, up from just 45 twelve months earlier. The enlarged footprint means that TIM Brasil’s 4G infrastructure now supports coverage of 59% of Brazil’s urban population. In addition, TIM’s 3G network now covers 1,839 cities (82%), an increase of 503 cities year-on-year. Finally, in terms of fixed line infrastructure, the telco’s fibre network now spans more than 70,000km, and offers high-capacity backhaul which transports around 70% of the company’s total data traffic.

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