Intelsat has been working with one of Brazil’s biggest telcos to expand 4G coverage through satellite to the northern parts of Brazil, the company announced March 2. TIM Brasil is expanding Sky Coverage project as part of this collaboration with Intelsat.
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. TIM created the Sky Coverage project to cover districts, localities, highways, and resorts using satellite connection in remote areas. This solution aims to extend 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,” Marco Di Costanzo, director of Network Engineering, TIM Brasil, said in a statement.