SKY Brazil Launches 4G Wireless Services in Latin America
Under the three-year contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will provide the time division duplex long term evolution (TD-LTE) radio network based on its Flexi Multiradio Base Station.
The service supports data-intensive applications such as video, music and games popular among internet users. It will be available throughout the Brasilia metropolitan footprint, including neighborhoods in that area currently lacking an advanced broadband infrastructure.
SKY expects to extend the offering to other cities in Brazil where it holds licenses to operate data communication services in 2012.
Bruce Churchill, president of DIRECTV Latin America, said: â€œWith the launch of this new service, we continue to maintain SKY's position as the region's leader in technological innovation and service. SKY is also planning to roll out services to new customers in other cities of Brazil, and other countries in Latin America, in the future.â€
Luiz Baptista, CEO of SKY, said: â€œTo implement our 4G plans, we required a partner that had the strong expertise and solutions to truly assist us in taking broadband experience to a completely new level for our customers. So we selected Nokia Siemens Networksâ€™ end-to-end TD-LTE solution for our TD-LTE network rollout.â€
Eduardo Araujo, head of Latin America region at Nokia Siemens Networks, said: â€œBrazil is a key market for our company. With this deal, we are delighted to have brought 4G to Brazil through our partnership with SKY, one of the regionâ€™s leading brands. Our expertise in TD-LTE and strong local service delivery helped SKY roll out the 4G services rapidly for its customers.â€
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