" We are proud to have won the trust of TIM's executive team and look forward to helping them differentiate themselves with these investments. Our technology is mature and market-ready, and along with our intense focus, we are uniquely qualified to help TIM further achieve their goal of delivering an enhanced customer experience that is second to none. In addition, providing small cells technology to TIM Brazil is a proofpoint of our application of The Shift Plan, the industrial strategy to reposition the company as a specialist vendor of IP Networking and Ultra-Broadband Access technologies ," said Luiz Tonisi, Vice President of Sales for Alcatel-Lucent in Brazil.
TIM is the second largest mobile carrier in Brazil and leading company in the prepaid segment. It currently holds a client base of 73.4 million and a market share of 27.09%. The positive performance stems from the company's innovation strategy, leading relevant movements in the segment in order to ensure access to mobile services by the entire population.
TIM also heavily focuses on the quality of its network and customer services. Over the three-year period leading to 2016, the company will invest in infrastructure over 90% of the estimated R$ 11 billion in Brazilian investments. In order to expand and improve the network, the carrier acquired assets such as Intelig (2009) and AES Atimus (2011) and implements special project, such as fiber optic network installations in the Northern region of the country, via LT Amazonas, which promoted the digital inclusion of populations in remote areas of the country.The company also prioritizes transparency in its businesses and client relations. One of the company's milestones was the launch of the Portas Abertas [Open Doors] website in 2012 ( www.tim.com.br/portasabertas), which allows consumers to learn more about TIM coverage, as well as its network improvement and expansion projects. TIM is the only telecommunications company to join the BM&FBOVESPA Novo Mercado tier, which is known as the maximum level of corporate governance. On the stock market, the company is also listed on the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) and the Efficient Carbon Index (ICO2). For more information, access www.tim.com.br, www.twitter.com/timbrasil, or www.facebook.com/timbrasil.