Cade approves Oi, TIM Brasil 2G, 3G network sharing agreement

2 Feb 2015

Brazilian regulatory authority Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Economica (Administrative Council for Economic Defense, or Cade) has reportedly approved a 2G and 3G network sharing agreement between Oi SA and TIM Participacoes (TIM Brasil). According to TeleTime the agreement is restricted to towns with a population of less than 30,000 inhabitants.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, the two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in March 2014 regarding shared radio access network (RAN) infrastructure. Prior to that the duo inked a 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network tie-up in April 2013; the deal covered 45 cities by October 2014, a figure which will rise to 88 locations later this year.

Brazil, Oi, TIM Participacoes (TIM Brasil)