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TIM Brazil selects Ericsson for small cell and 4G deployment

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Radio Dot System installed in a business office.
  • Three-year deal to improve quality and user experience for TIM subscribers in Brazil
  • First key deal with TIM for Ericsson Radio Dot System to improve indoor experience
  • Includes 3G, 4G, small cells and antennas

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) is currently rolling out hardware, software and services to bring improved mobile and connectivity services to the subscribers of operator TIM in Brazil.

Leonardo Capdeville, CTO of TIM, says: “Mobile communication, in particular data traffic, has gained relevance in everyday life in Brazil. Therefore, TIM has continuously invested in infrastructure and in a heterogeneous network architecture to increase the quality and capacity, focusing on improving user experience and customer service excellence.”

In the three-year project, Ericsson will be leading the design, optimization and modernization of the 3G and 4G networks across the country.

Sergio Quiroga, president of Ericsson Latin America and Caribbean, says: “It is our priority to offer technology and services that create a superior user experience. Nobody should need to wait to access information, whether it is business-critical or to enrich their entertainment.”

Since 70 percent of all mobile traffic comes from indoors, including Ericsson’s Radio Dot Solution in this delivery brings a new element of improved performance. The Radio Dot's iconic design is designed to fit in any environment and the advantages it delivers have already been proven around the world. In Radio Dot System deployments, mobile data throughput has improved by up to 5 times and dropped calls have been reduced to zero – all with an installation time of a matter of hours. The Radio Dot System has also been designed to consume less power than traditional indoor solutions.

TIM Brazil has the largest number of 4G sites in Brazilian state capitals and is deputy leader in the 4G segment with 32 percent market share. In a recent press release, TIM stated its goal to expand LTE coverage to more than 52 percent of the urban population of the country by the end of 2015.

Deliveries are ongoing and expected to continue at a high pace until 2018.

Ericsson is present today in all high-traffic LTE markets, including the US, Japan and South Korea, and 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. In addition, Ericsson is ranked first for handling the most global LTE traffic and supports twice as much LTE traffic as the closest competitor. Ericsson is also number one in LTE market share within the world’s top 100 cities. More than 220 LTE RAN and Evolved Packet Core networks have been delivered worldwide, of which 170 are live commercially.

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Paola Torres, Local Communications
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Ericsson has been present in Latin America since 1896, when the company established an agreement in Colombia and delivered equipment for the first time in the region. In the early 1900s, Ericsson increased its presence in Latin America by signing commercial deals in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Today, Ericsson is present in 56 countries within South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, which combined count the region as one of the few with complete Ericsson installations, including a Production Unit, R&D Center and Training Center. Ericsson is the market leading telecom supplier, with over 40% market share in Latin America and more than 100 telecom service contracts in the region.