TIM Brazil to build fiber network to serve rural areas

TIM Brazil is making its own contribution to the country's thirst for broadband services with plans to build out a BRL 171 million (USD 109 million) fiber network that will cover 27 municipalities Amazonas, Para and Amapa states.

Through an agreement with LT Amazon, TIM Brazil will install 1,985 km of fiber-based OPGW (Optical Ground Wire) through 3,600 towers of the consortium's transmission lines and power substations.

The service provider has set an ambitious timeline for the project. Replacing TIM Brazil's satellite network, the service provider plans to begin work on the project in October with hopes of it being completed in 2013.

Upon completion, TIM believes the new network will increase its customer base by 9 percent.

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