Lucent to expand Vivo’s 3G network

23 Aug 2005

Brasilcel (Vivo) has contracted Lucent Technologies to expand its CDMA2000 1xEV-DO 3G networks in the main cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Under the terms of the deal, Lucent will provide new Flexant Modular Cell 4.0 base stations and Mobile Switching Centres (MSCs) in the two regions. The 3G technology enables connection speeds of up to 2.4Mbps. Vivo said it hopes to have signed up 300,000 customers to its 1xEV-DO network by the end of this year.