Stockholm/Pereiro, 1 June 2021 – RADTONICS has announced a partnership with Brisanet – one of the largest Telecommunications Companies in Brazil – to further accelerate the wireless connectivity expansion throughout Northeast Brazil. RADTONICS’ LTE solution is based on an enhanced version of the leading open-source packet core network solution, Magma.
Through this collaboration, Brisanet will secure the capabilities to provide connectivity both with current LTE services as well as future 5G services throughout this region in Brazil.
“We are moving ahead with the company’s initial purpose, connecting people in small towns, villages, districts, and even rural areas. We will now take this to the next level”, said Roberto Nogueira, CEO of Brisanet.
“Since its foundation in 1998, we have been meeting the growing demand to connect regions with quality radio and fiber and now is taking key steps towards also providing advanced LTE services,” adds Nogueira.
Amaro Oliveira, President and CEO of RADTONICS Brasil commented: “We are proud to partner with Brisanet on this very exciting project.”
“This partnership with Brisanet will be very important for our plans to build a major R&D centre for LTE, 5G, and Edge Cloud solutions in Campinas in the state of Sao Paulo since it will allow validating the solutions with an advanced operator like Brisanet,” says Oliveira.
5G technology officially arrives in Brazil after the frequency auction 700 MHz, 2,3 GHz, 3,5 GHz, and 26 GHz by the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel). This is set to take place in June or July 2021.
However, several telephone operators are conducting tests with the new generation network connection cell in other bands of the spectrum – and ultra-speed can already be experienced in some cities in Brazil.
Brasília is the most “covered” city for now. All four major operators in Brazil – Tim, Vivo, Clear e Oi – launched 5G DSS tests in the federal capital. Naturally, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro also have points with ultra-speed, as well as Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Curitiba, Belém, Goiânia, Manaus, Porto Alegre, São Luís, Rio Verde (GO), Campinas (SP), Guarulhos (SP), Santo André (SP), Santos (SP), São Bernardo do Campo (SP) and São Caetano do Sul (SP).
“Brisanet’s initiative is addressing an old infrastructure limitation in Brazil where 42 million people have never accessed the internet. The rapid expansion of Brisanet’s LTE network in the Northeast Region will definitively help reduce the digital inequality and improve the lives of millions of Brazilians. All of us at Radtonics are really honoured to be able to support Brisanet in this journey,” concludes Oliveira.