Nestor Bergero, chief technology officer for Nextel Brasil is speaking at the LTE Latin America conference, taking place on the 28th-30th April 2014, at the Windsor Barra Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ahead of the show we get a brief update on its LTE network status.
What is the status of your LTE roll-out and how big an impact will it make on your customers in 2014?
So far our LTE Network has been deployed in the M Band on 1800MHZ in Rio de Janeiro where we have strong brand recognition. We are also very successful in the post-paid segment with 3G. Currently we are looking for an LTE license for São Paulo.
In what key areas are you looking to push network developments at Nextel for the rest of the year?
The main area of focus for us will be Rio de Janeiro.
In the face of increasing demand for data how significant an impact will network optimisation make to the user experience?
Nextel Brazil depends on its network quality in order to ensure an excellent experience for its customers. We operate both our networks, HSPA+, as well as the new LTE network, on this premise.
How significant will the 700MHz digital dividend in Brazil be for Nextel Brasil and what is coming down the line for you?
We expect to participate in the 700MHz dividend and LTE Advanced is part of our roadmap
What are you most looking forward in coming to the LTE LATAM conference?
We would like to know where the industry is today, not only in Brazil, but also in LATAM and in the rest of the world. In addition to that we would like to know what are the main strategies and tactical approaches to take to commercialise the new service.
The LTE Latin America conference is taking place on the 28th-30th April 2014, at the Windsor Barra Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click here to download a brochure for the event.