TIM Brasil to partner Google in Brazil for 3G content

31 Jan 2008

One of Brazil’s leading mobile operators TIM Participacoes (TIM Brasil) says it is teaming up with Google to jointly develop 3G content solutions for the local market. In a press statement, the two firms revealed details of what will be Google’s first major partnership in the Latin American region. The US firm also intends to introduce a mobile version of its video site YouTube, says BNamericas. The announcement comes in the wake of Anatel’s auction of 3G spectrum in December 2007. ‘With the launch of 3G, we will provide high quality mobile broadband access to customers and for that we need to have content. This is why this partnership is important. Google will provide content and we can worry about taking it to the user,’ said TIM Brasil president Mario Cesar Pereira de Araujo. In the initial phase, TIM will offer the new Google services over its EDGE network, but in the near future will offer the same content over W-CDMA-based networks.

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