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4G in Brazil finally becomes a network: Hi, TIM and Vivo start sharing antennas

Sharing and recycling cellular network antennas is a very common practice in many countries, including Brazil. Now, the country will have better coverage of 4G thanks to the agreement between operators Oi, Tim and Vivo, which can already share their infrastructure with the goal of covering 136 municipalities by the end of 2015. See details below.

While the reuse of analogue TV and radio antennas operating in the 700MHz band is not possible, the country's major carriers have found sharing their infrastructure to expand 4G coverage. TIM, which already covers more than 300 municipalities through the reuse of the 1,800MHz frequency, has just entered into an agreement approved by CADE (Administrative Council for Economic Defense) that provides for the sharing of antennas between Vivo and Oi, corresponding to 2.5 GHz band.

The goal of the new deal is for 136 municipalities to be covered by the three operators by the end of the year – which is understandably the same as 3 weeks from now. Claro, which has a similar sharing agreement with Vivo, is not part of this new agreement, however, the operator leader in 4G coverage in the country, covering approximately 47% of the population.

Approximately 200,000 inhabitants will benefit from the new 4G antenna sharing agreement.

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TIM, Vivo and Hi will share 4G antennas by the end of this year. / ANDROIDPIT

Users who do not yet have 4G coverage in their cities will gain from the new high-speed network access agreement at no additional cost. In addition, cities facing latitude problems with a particular carrier may receive a more uniform and less congested signal with the aid of the competing carrier's antenna.

For those who do not remember, the LTE coverage target has already been redefined by Anatel three times, the first of which will cover part of the population before the start of the 2014 World Cup, a goal that has not been reached and which was later limited to cities. that would host the World Cup games.

Do you believe these three operators will cover all these municipalities by the end of the year?

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