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TIM Brazil jumps onto 5G and core-cloud bandwagon

August 4, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Mobile and Telecoms

TIM Brazil jumps onto 5G and core cloud bandwagon

TIM is the first operator in Latin America to adopt the Nokia AirFrame technology.

Telecommunications provider, TIM Brazil has agreed to allow Nokia AirFrame to virtualise its data centres by the end of 2021. The agreement aims to act as a major step in TIM Brazil’s cloud and digitalisation journey, supported by Nokia, as the operator attempts to create advanced services for its customers.

Nokia’s servers, featuring brand new 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, make TIM the first operator in Latin America to adopt the AirFrame technology — the servers are said to improve deliver better service quality, internet access and video consumption for its users.

TIM CTIO, Leonardo Capdeville says “virtualisation is important to improve user experience in our network, which will count with more speed and data usage stability. With this core virtualisation, TIM is leading with a 5G pilot project over the network. This process also allows us to strengthen our customers’ data protection”.

The deployment consists of 1000 state-of-the-art AirFrame servers, virtualising network functions aiming to better customer experience. It also signals the company’s move towards 5G.

Leandro Monteiro, Nokia Sales Director in Brazil, says “Nokia’s unique solution, designed to support precisely this evolution to 5G, will give TIM Brazil a crucial ongoing competitive advantage as they evolve their core networks into the cloud. Nokia is proud to partner with TIM as it invests in cloud-native technologies to maintain its position as one of Latin America’s most efficient networks.”

“5G communications networks are being built today with a data-centric, edge-enabled approach using high-performance Intel architecture platforms as their foundation. Nokia AirFrame servers featuring 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors give TIM Brazil the opportunity to deliver advanced digital services and compelling experiences to their customers throughout Brazil,” says Lisa Spelman, Vice President and General Manager at Intel Xeon Processors and Data Center Marketing.  

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