TNL (Oi) targets nationwide broadband coverage by end-2010

16 Apr 2010

Brazilian telecoms operator Telemar Norte Leste (Oi) hopes to achieve 100% coverage of fixed broadband services in operating concession areas by the end of 2010, BNamericas reports, citing a quote from company president Luiz Falco, as covered in the Agencia Estado newspaper. The telco operates nationwide with the exception of Sao Paulo state. Oi has presented a plan to the government in which it hopes to spearhead a drive to make broadband services more readily available to the population. Under the plan, the government may partner with private companies to coordinate the launch of a federal broadband plan. Falco notes that the government is looking to use four national backbones to offer broadband services nationwide. The existing infrastructure belongs to Oi, Embratel, Intelig and Eletronet.

Brazil, Oi