Rio de Janeiro, July 14th, 2011 -
TIM Participações S.A. (BOVESPA: TCSL3 and TCSL4; and NYSE: TSU) announces that it has signed a contract with the consortium LT Amazonas for installation of optical cables in the towers of transmission lines and electric power substations over 27 cities in the states of Amazonas, Pará and Amapá.
LT Amazonas is formed by the companies Linhas de Xingu Transmissora de Energia S.A., Linhas de Macapá Transmissora de Energia S.A. and Manaus Transmissora de Energia S.A.
The project, scheduled to begin in October this year and ending in 2013, represents an investment amount of R$171 million, which will increase the capacity of voice and data transmission in the region by 100 times, coming from a satellite infrastructure to now terrestrial, using energy transmission towers. The start-up is scheduled for January 2013.
The project is part of the company's investments to expand its business and offering higher quality services throughout the national territory. The greatest benefit is the stability of services, which will feature the latest technology in optical transmission to support the growing demand for voice and data. In addition, through Intelig, it will be possible to offer consumers fixed-line and data services in the region at more competitive prices.
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