ZTE and TIM Brasil to Set Up Broadband Innovation Centre
Published on: 24th Jul 2014
ZTE has announced an agreement with TIM Brasil to establish a broadband innovation centre in Brazil to spearhead research in next generation broadband technologies.
ZTE and TIM Brasil's innovation centre will focus on research in broadband technologies including XG-PON, NG-PON2 and G.Fast.
ZTE and TIM Brasil also agreed to partner on ultra-broadband projects over the next three years. The framework agreement between ZTE and TIM Brasil was signed by Yu Xin, Vice President of ZTE Corporation, and Mario Girasole, Vice President of TIM Brasil.
"ZTE is delighted to partner with TIM Brasil in the development of broadband technologies of the future," Mr. Yu said. "ZTE is committed to investment in innovations in next-generation broadband technologies, which will be fundamental to the development of future telecommunications and information technology services."
ZTE is the largest provider of ultra-broadband network solutions to TIM Brasil. Since 2012, ZTE and TIM Brasil have collaborated in ultra-broadband network deployments in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, which have the most advanced broadband deployments in Latin America. In 2014, ZTE strengthened its collaboration with TIM Brasil when it participated in the tenders for major ultra-broadband projects for the deployment of DSLAM (digital subscriber line access multiplexer) solutions. ZTE also partners with TIM Brasil to provide Live TIM, which is TIM Brasil's offering in fixed line ultra- broadband.
TIM Brasil, the second biggest mobile operator in Brazil, is a subsidiary of Telecom Italia. Headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, TIM Brasil's network covers 3,400 cities and 95 percent of Brazil's urban population.