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Parallel Wireless partners with Brazilian carriers for O-RAN trial

Mobile operators Brisanet, Claro, TIM and Vivo are partners in the O-RAN program U.S.-based Open RAN company Parallel Wireless said it is partnering with Inatel, Telecom Infra Project (TIP), Brisanet, Claro, TIM, and Vivo to conduct a field trial enabling leading-edge 4G and 5G broadband...

TIM paves the way for 5G Standalone network launch in Brazil

TIM said that the 5G Standalone network will be activated once the 3.5 GHz spectrum becomes available for local carriers Brazilian carrier TIM said it has completed the implementation of its 5G Core Standalone (SA) network in the country. The South American operator noted that its...

TIM Brazil, Huawei ink ‘5G City’ initiative

The '5G City' project involves implementing wide 5G coverage for the city of Curitiba, the capital of Parana state TIM Brasil and Huawei have signed a collaboration agreement to develop a "5G City" initiative in the country, the Chinese vendor said in a release. The initiative,...

TIM and Ericsson reach speed of 5.2 Gbps in live trial of 5G SA system

TIM used Standalone 5G core architecture and dual connectivity radio functionality Telecom Italia (TIM) said it reached peak downlink speeds above 5.2 Gbps in a trial of a 5G standalone (SA) system carried out on a live network in Rome in partnership with Ericsson. In a...

TIM Brasil kicks off 5G network rollout with Ericsson and Huawei: Report

Brazilian carrier TIM confirmed that Ericsson and Huawei will be the suppliers of equipment for its 5G network, according to Brazilian press reports. The operator’s CTIO, Leonardo Capdeville, confirmed that the intention of the company is to launch the 5G service before the deadline defined...

TIM CEO resigns amidst KKR takeover offer

Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) CEO Luigi Gubitosi resigned as CEO and GM on Friday amidst news that KKR wants to acquire TIM for $12 billion.

Huawei negotiating with most Brazilian telcos for 5G equipment: Report

Chinese vendor Huawei is in talks with almost all Brazilian operators that secured 5G spectrum in a recent spectrum auction, with the aim of selling 5G equipment, Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico reported. According to the report, Huawei could potentially find advantages in serving the Brazilian...

Brazil raises a total of $8.5 billion in 5G spectrum auction

Brazil raised a total of 47.2 billion reais ($8.5 billion) in its recent 5G spectrum auction, making it the second largest auction of assets in the country’s history, according to the government. Through this auction, the government offered spectrum in the 700 MHz, 2.3 GHz,...

Brazil’s upcoming 5G auction attracts 15 interested bidders

Fifteen companies, including the three largest operators in the country -Telefónica, Claro and TIM- registered to take part in Brazil’s upcoming 5G auction, scheduled for November 4. The auction will award spectrum in the 700 MHz, 2.3 GHz, 3.5 GHZ and 26 GHz bands. Mobile...

TIM Brazil carries out 5G SA tests with Ericsson and Qualcomm

Brazilian operator TIM, in partnership with Ericsson, Motorola and Qualcomm, carried out tests of a 5G Standalone (SA) network with some compatible cell phones. The trials were performed using the Motorola Edge 20 and Edge 20 Pro devices. Both devices support 5G CA NR (Carrier...

Brazil gives final approval to 5G tender process

Brazil’s Federal Audit Court (TCU) has officially approved the tender process through which the government will auction frequencies for 5G, the minister of communications, Fábio Faria, said on Twitter on Wednesday. "The public notice goes to Anatel to be published," Faria added in the...

Brazilian government confirms 5G auction for August: report

Brazil is expected to carry out its 5G spectrum auction in August and not in July as had been previously announced, local news site Teletime reported, citing the country’s Communications Minister Fabio Faria. Faria, who spoke at a ministerial panel at MWC 2021, did not...

Brazilian govt. expects 5G auction to take place next month: Report

Brazil's communications Minister Fabio Faria has expressed that the government expects the spectrum auction for the award of 5G frequencies to take place next month, according to a recent report by Reuters. The 5G auction’s plan is being revised by the country’s audit court, TCU,...

Ceragon Networks to take part in TIM Brazil’s O-RAN trials

Wireless backhaul provider Ceragon Networks says it has been selected by Brazilian carrier TIM to participate in the joint work being carried out with the Telecom Infra-Project (TIP) and the National Telecommunication Institute (INATEL) to test providers for 5G Open RAN (O-RAN). The open field...

Anatel approves rules for 5G tender in Brazil

Brazilian telecommunications services regulator Anatel has approved a set of rules that will pave the way for the government to award spectrum for the provision of 5G services. The regulator confirmed that mobile operators must not rely on dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technology, which allows...

TIM to offer 5G via DSS tech in 12 Brazilian cities by March 2021

Brazilian operator TIM Brasil has announced that its 5G network, which uses Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), will be available in twelve Brazilian cities by March 2021. The technology, which is activated on current 4G frequencies, has been launched in Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Rio...

Brazil expects 5G auction to take place by end-H1 2021: Report

The Brazilian government aims to carry out a tender to award 5G spectrum by the end of the first half of 2021, according to Brazilian press reports. According to government officials, the future 5G spectrum auction will be "the largest auction for the right to...

U.S. considers financing for Brazilian telcos not selecting Chinese gear

  The U.S. government is considering the possibility of providing financing for the deployment of 5G in Brazil to those carriers not selecting Chinese vendors, Reuters reported, citing the U.S Ambassador to Brazil, Todd Chapman. The funding would come from the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation...

Accedian, TIM Brasil collaborate with 5G in mind

TIM Brasil to use Accedian’s SkyLIGHT virtualized solution as part of recent partnership Accedian, a performance assurance solution specialist for mobile networks and enterprise-to-data center connectivity, announced it is teaming up with Brazilian national operator TIM Brasil. As part of the partnership, TIM Brasil will...

Nokia scores TIM Brazil deal to add 700 MHz support for LTE

The deal is said to build on a previous 3G and LTE network enhancement agreement between Nokia and TIM Brazil. Nokia said it extended an infrastructure deal with TIM in Brazil to use 700 MHz spectrum in support of the carrier’s LTE network....

Rio Olympics: Mobile carriers prep for heavy social media use

RIO DE JANEIRO – Two years after Brazil hosted the 2014 Fifa World Cup, the city of Rio de Janeiro will host the first Olympic and Paralympic Games to take place in South America. The Olympic Village will house around 17,000 participating athletes, and the Brazilian...

Telecom Italia denies merger talks with Brazil’s Oi

European telco operates in Brazil through its TIM unit Italian telecommunications group Telecom Italia confirmed the company was not in talks with Brazilian telecoms operator Oi to merge assets in the Brazilian market. The European telco said there were no formal or informal negotiations with...

LatAm: Vivo president calls WhatsApp a pirate; TIM to grow 4G

During Brazil's recent ABTA show, Vivo President Amos Genish said WhatsApp is a clandestine service as it is not regulated in Brazil and not subject to the same regulations or fiscal duties. By calling the over-the-top player, acquired by Facebook, a "pirate," Genish was...

LatAm: Colombia plans 700 MHz spectrum auction

The Colombian agencies for spectrum and communications regulation, the ANE and CRC, have posted a draft to auction spectrum in the 900 MHz, 1.9 GHz, 2.5 GHz and 700 MHz bands. The agencies will accept comments on the draft until June 12. The document can be...

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