Brazil to Reach More Than 18 Million LTE Users in 2015, Finds Pyramid

Service Providers Examine Latin America's Mobile Opportunities at Rio Wireless International Next Month

Apr 11, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pyramid predicts Brazil will have more than 18 million LTE users by the end of 2015 despite some operators' skepticism on the country's preparedness – one of the various topics Latin America service providers and regulators will discuss at the Rio Wireless International Conference on May 21 & 22, 2012. For more information, click here:

"As the frequencies for LTE are scheduled to be auctioned in June of 2012, some operators believe Brazil is not ready yet for the leap into LTE, since 3G didn't reach its maturity yet and LTE itself is still in its infancy around the world," says Vinicius Caetano, Senior Analyst for Pyramid. "However, Anatel, the country's regulator, wants Brazil to have its LTE network in place and working seamless for 2014 FIFA's world cup, enabling the country to be a leader in this technology."

"The market might not look ready yet, however, with LTE smartphones and tablets reaching larger scales and data usage growing more than ever, Brazil is definitely a fertile ground for LTE to grow," Caetano explains. "Our upcoming Rio Wireless conference is designed to capture the amazing mobile opportunity in Latin America, and will be the place where market leaders can gather research-driven content that will focus on the region's broadband and regulatory trends."

"Pyramid Research and Network Eventos have partnered to expand the conference's reach beyond Brazil's borders by providing an ideal platform for service providers seeking strategic advice as they develop their businesses in Latin America," says Joseph Braue, Executive Vice President/Group Director of Light Reading. "By combining Network Eventos' expertise in producing successful Brazilian telecom events with our Pyramid and Heavy Reading telecom expertise, we can provide a conference of tremendous substance for regional telecom executives and regulators."

Executives from Oi/Telema, ITU, Ministry of Communications, VIVO, Sinditelebrasil and others plan to participate on the various panels scheduled during this two-day conference. To view the agenda, list of speakers and to register, click here:

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