Brazilian fixed line operator CTBC plans to migrate its existing infrastructure to a fully IP platform over the next five years, reports BNamericas citing local IT news service TI Inside as saying. The switch to a next generation network (NGN) will allow the operator to offer convergent services. it is understood that CTBC has launched a tender for suppliers of the new network, the winner of which will be announced by the end of the year. The carrier, which offers services in Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul, Sao Paulo, Goias, Parana and Rio de Janeiro, and Distrito Federal, plans to target the SME sector through the launch of a new service, dubbed CTBC Total, which includes a PC, software, maintenance services, as well as broadband and virtual help desk. The cost of the new service is USD55 per month.