Vivo contracts Lucent for 1X network expansion

28 Jun 2005

Brazilian cellco Brasilcel, which operates under the brand Vivo, has signed an agreement with Lucent Technologies to increase the capacity and coverage of the cellco’s CDMA2000 1X network in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo and Sergipe regions. Under the terms of the deal, the value of which has not been disclosed, Lucent will provide Vivo with its Flexent Modular Cell 4.0 Compact base stations and upgrade its existing base stations. Vivo hopes that the contract will help it to reach its subscriber growth goals for 2005, as well as offer a higher quality of services for customers.