Vivo uses SES satellite to improve Amazon coverage

12 Feb 2014

Brazil’s largest cellular operator by subscribers, Vivo, has signed an agreement with SES to utilise satellite technology to improve mobile coverage in remote areas in the north of the country. Telefonica-backed Vivo will use 290MHz of the satellite operator’s C band frequencies to meet the increasing demand for 3G data services in towns and cities across the Amazon region, while also improving voice coverage to rural and remote areas.

Brazil, Telefonica Brasil (Vivo)