Vivo launches 3G for handsets

8 Jul 2005

Brasilcel, the Telefonica/Portugal Telecom joint venture which operates under the banner Vivo, has become the first operator in Brazil to launch 3G services for mobile handsets; it launched 3G over data cards last year. The operator rolled out 3G services over its 1xEV-DO network under the banner Vivo Play 3G. The offering is currently only available to customers with a Samsung Evolution A895 handset. Vivo has around 38 million mobile subscribers.