Ericsson wins wireless deal in Brazil

TIM Brasil, Brazil's largest GSM operator, has chosen Ericsson to provide a W-CDMA/HSPA network, that will provide mobile broadband to eight Brazilian states.

Ericsson will be the sole supplier of a 2G/3G common core network and the main supplier of a radio access network in the Brazilian states of Acre, Distrito Federal, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rondônia, São Paulo and Tocantins. The upgrading of TIM's 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) network with the HSPA functionality is designed to smooth the introduction of high speed 3G (W-CDMA/HSPA) services.

Ericsson will also provide services, including network and technology consulting, network design, network deployment and systems integration of end user service platforms and applications.

Ericsson's HSPA solution will boost network capacity, allowing TIM Brasil to broaden its service offering and tap into new revenue streams, according to the companies.