Microwave Journal

Vivo chooses Ericsson as supplier for 4G/LTE network in Brazil

October 15, 2012

To cope with data traffic growth and expand its mobile coverage, Vivo - Brazil's largest operator - has chosen Ericsson to supply and implement a 4G/LTE network in the North and Mid-Western regions of Brazil, as well as the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Bahia and Sergipe.

Ericsson has been selected as supplier for Vivo's 4G/LTE network, which will feature the company's latest RBS 6000 multi-standard radio base stations. This agreement strengthens Ericsson's position as primary telecom infrastructure supplier for Vivo and marks its second 4G/LTE win in Brazil. Under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson is also responsible for network implementation, including network rollout, design and support services.

Eduardo Ricotta, Vice President of Ericsson Latin America and the Caribbean, said: "We are honoured to be chosen once again to cooperate with Vivo, supporting their network evolution and innovation. This decision is a result of the positive experiences that the operator has had with the successful implementation of Ericsson's GSM, WCDMA and HSPA technologies in the past. The evolution of mobile networks is a fundamental step toward the advent of the Networked Society in Brazil."