- Satellite Evolution
Intelsat and TIM Brasil implement largest satellite network in Latin America and expands Northern 4G
TIM Brasil is expanding Sky Coverage to new points in the northern region of the country in partnership with Intelsat, operator of the largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network in the world. One of the objectives of the project, which currently has more than 1,000 sites, is to bring connectivity sustainably through off-grid sites to more distant areas of Brazil, where there is a deficit in electricity grid infrastructure.
As the leader in 4G coverage and with the objective of covering 100% of the municipalities in Brazil with the technology by 2023, TIM created the Sky Coverage project to cover districts, localities, highways, and resorts, also using satellite connection in remote areas. This solution extends the reach of networks faster than terrestrial alternatives. The project also expands connectivity for the agribusiness sector, especially for equipment and investments in the Internet of Things (IoT).
“Today we have the largest satellite backhaul in Latin America to support us in the expansion of 4G from north to south of the country. We want to support Brazil in digital inclusion with the Sky Coverage project and for that, we have important partners, such as Intelsat, with whom we work especially in the northern region,” emphasizes Marco Di Costanzo, director of Network Engineering at TIM Brasil.
"Intelsat's network reliability and high coverage will allow TIM to provide even more quality services to customers in these regions of difficult access and connectivity, to meet the company's business goals and in compliance with its environmental, social and environmental initiatives and governance," says Ricardo La Guardia, regional vice president of Intelsat, LATAM.
Intelsat's satellite capability is already used today for cellular backhaul in countries around the world, including fully managed CellBackhaul solutions in Europe, DRC, the United States and Japan.