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TIM Brasil Expands 4G Services With Gilat’s Backhaul

By | April 1, 2019
Rio de Janeiro Brazil LATAM

Mirante Dona Marta, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Higor de Padua Vieira Neto

TIM Brasil selected Gilat Satellite Networks‘ satellite backhaul solution to enable 4G services to unserved areas in Brazil, such as highways and small towns, as well as to the agribusiness Internet of Things (IoT) market. Initially, Gilat will supply one thousand Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs) to complement TIM’s cellular coverage program, “4G TIM in the Field.”

Further to “4G TIM in the field” project, already providing connectivity to major farm and mill partners, TIM Brasil is planning a complete national coverage calling for expanding its 4G services inland to increase productivity of the farming industry market in rural Brazil. The project helps allow communication between the field and the office, addressing one of the main challenges of the agribusiness market. The project aims to provide real-time connectivity, automation, and ultimately delivering products faster and to the right markets.

“The partnership with Gilat will enable TIM Brasil to utilize the ‘4G TIM in the Field’ project to extend its 4G coverage from the coastline into the country for the benefit of the agribusiness IoT market,” said TIM Brasil Engineering Director Marco Di Costanzo. “Gilat’s satellite backhaul solution will allow the 4G network expansion for connectivity of machines and operators to real-time control and monitoring of harvesters and agricultural tractors, ensuring cost-effective decisions, better crop management and greater speed, efficiency, and productivity in the production flow.”