TIM sees fixed line launch by year-end, papers say

29 Aug 2007

Brazilian mobile operator TIM Brasil is planning to enter the country’s fixed line market before the end of this year, writes BNamericas citing a report from local news service Agencia Estado. The service will initially be available only in selected parts of the country, says TIM president Mario Cesar de Araujo, and will be provided via hybrid handsets that work both for fixed line and mobile services, but operating purely over the company’s existing mobile infrastructure. TIM Brasil was granted a permit to offer fixed line telecoms services by the regulator Anatel in June. The licence can be used to provide public telephony services or broadband. The new service will augment TIM’s TIM Casa service, which currently allows around 400,000 users to make calls from a mobile phone while paying fixed line rates.

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