Brazilian wireless services company Neovia Telecomunicacoes has awarded Canadian broadband wireless infrastructure provider Redline Communications a USD30 million contract to provide a WiMAX network in Sao Paulo state. The first phase of the deployment will provide WiMAX coverage to in excess of 35,000 businesses and residential subscribers in 52 towns and cities across the state at speeds of up to 35Mbps. Neovia launched its first wireless broadband products in 2002 using pre-WiMAX Nera equipment and a Gigabit Ethernet backbone. The new WiMAX-certified network will be built as an overlay and will near double Neovia’s network capacity for the current 8,500 customers, Kevin Suitor, Redline’s VP for marketing and business development told BNamericas. Operating in the 2.5GHz and 3.5GHz spectrum bands, Redmax is designed for 802.16e certification Wave 2, which is the WiMAX Forum’s official certification program for mobile WiMAX.