TIM Brasil

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Company Name

TIM Celular S.A.

Ownership Type


Ownership/Controlling Entity



3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

IoT Technology

Company Overview

TIM Participações SA is a company controlled by TIM Brasil Serviços e Participações SA, a subsidiary of the Telecom Italia group. TIM Celular S.A., a subsidiary of the group has provided cellular services throughout Brazil since 1998. TIM Participações is a publicly traded company with shares listed on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM & FBOVESPA) and American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

The company operates conventional 900/1800 MHz 2G GSM services, along with 3G UMTS services over B1 (2100 MHz) and B5 (850 MHz) since April 2008. In 2014 TIM launched additional 3G services over the B8 (900 MHz) band to improve congestion in metropolitan areas. TIM initially launched 4G LTE services over B7 (2600 MHz) in April 2013, adding B3 (1800 MHz) in January 2015. After 700 MHz spectrum auction in August 2014 where TIM secured a 10 MHz paired allotment of spectrum, the company launched 3C LTE-A services in June 2016 carrier aggregating B3, B7, with its new B28 (700 MHz) band.

Tests performed in conjunction with Ericsson in October 2015 demonstrated TIM's 3C LTE-A network was able to provide 260 Mbps peak DL data rates.

TIM Brasil completed the deployment of a national LTE Cat-NB1 (NB-IoT) service in June 2018.

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Launch Date 2008-04 Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
4G LTE Network Information

Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Evolution Status Active [Launched 2013-04]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation Features
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
15 MHz Active
10 MHz Active
10 MHz Active
IoT Network - NB-IoT (LTE Cat-NB1)
Technology Status Active
Band Launch Date

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News & Developments

Demonstrating once again its pioneering and innovation, TIM is the first operator in the Brazilian market to activate the NB-IoT (Narrow Band in IoT) functionality in its 4G commercial network. The platform allows to offer Internet solutions of Things (IoT), using the frequency 700 MHz.

Inatel, TIM and Ericsson entered into an agreement of intent for technological, scientific, innovation and entrepreneurship collaboration to provide solutions for the development of Intelligent Cities and the Internet of Things (IoT), based on solutions. The signing of the term of intentions was held on the afternoon of Friday, March 23, at a ceremony at the Inatel Theater in Santa

Already launched in the North, Northeast and Midwest capitals (including Brasilia and totaling 20 cities), TIM's VoLTE technology is also reaching São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The operator started activating the service this week, after a few months of testing. The two capitals are the only ones where high definition voice over the 4G network is being offered without the 700 MHz band, which sh

The results of the first quarter of 2017 confirm the validity of the transformation actions started by the management, which have brought significant recovery on the domestic market and in Brazil.

TIM, the leader in 4G coverage in the country, is the first operator in Brazil to use the frequency of 2600 MHz and refarm the 1800 MHz frequency band to 4G LTE. TIM is now ready to make the move to future-proofing its network using the 700 MHz spectrum band, which enables excellent indoor and rural area coverage for 4G-enabled devices.

TIM is reinforcing the coverage of the 3G network in the state capital with the use of the 900 MHz band, authorized to the operator by Anatel earlier this year. The project, which already benefits customers from 50 city districts with better quality of services, began in May, through the modernization of sites in areas that concentrate more traffic of voice and data.