RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL--(Marketwire - Sep 17, 2012) - TIM announced an unprecedented partnership with Linktel Corporate, a Brazilian Wi-Fi carrier, aiming at increasing its TIM Wi-Fi cell site in 1,500 hotspots, and expected to reach a total of 10,000 hotspots in Brazil until the end of this year.
Linktel's network is available in 16 states and includes several establishments, such as malls, hotels, airports and restaurants. The company is present in 130 countries through its partnerships and is already the greatest gateway for visitors from abroad in the use of Wi-Fi services in Brazil.
"With the expansion of the number of wireless devices connected to the internet and the growth in the demand for high-speed data traffic, TIM Wi-Fi is an efficient alternative in the carrier's view, and, at the same time, it intensifies the browsing experience in the client's view. The partnership with Linktel brings TIM clients high hotspots coverage in strategic places, where there is a great demand for mobile broadband connectivity," says Rafael Marquez, Marketing Director at TIM Intelig.
"This is an unprecedented initiative. We are offering a safe and high-tech connection on high level businesses in specific spots for TIM clients," analyses Jonas Trunk, Linktel Corporate's Chairman.
Just like the whole TIM Wi-Fi network, the service provided in the partnership with Linktel will be available with no additional cost to all of the Infinity Web and Liberty Web data plans clients.
TIM Wi-Fi Project in Rio de Janeiro
By the end of last year, TIM installed its first Wi-Fi network, located in Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro. Afterwards, the company started the implementation of wireless connectivity in the main airports in the country, a total of 12 today. The company has already made TIM Wi-Fi available at Parque Madureira, in Rio's north section, and announced the beginning of the Wi-Fi coverage project at São Januário stadium, owned by soccer club Vasco da Gama. TIM plans to extend such initiative to other areas where there is a great population and 3G traffic concentration, such as communities, hotels, restaurants and universities. More information can be found at the website: www.tim.com.br/wifi.