|Motorola Begins Deployment of VIVO CDMA2000 1X Network in Bahia|
Posted: 21-Sep-2004 [Source: Motorola]
[VIVO's CDMA2000 1X network deployed by Motorola brings 3G services to Bahia.]
Sao Paulo, Brazil -- Motorola Inc. has begun deployment of VIVO's CDMA2000 1X network in Bahia that will bring high-speed data service and Internet access to an estimated nine million people. Motorola's infrastructure initially will cover the Salvador metropolitan region and another 28 municipalities, with expansion planned to other cities in the state during the second half of 2004.
Motorola also has deployed the carrier's CDMA2000 1X networks in the states of Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina, Goias, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Tocantins and Distrito Federal.
The main VIVO service enabled by CDMA2000 1X technology is VIVO Zap, Internet access via cellular phones, PDAs and laptops via PCMCIA cards. The CDMA2000 1X technology is already available in the capital cities and other locations in the states of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Goias, Rio Grande do Sul, Espirito Santo, Parana, Distrito Federal, Amazonas, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Para and Tocantins.
With CDMA2000 1X service, in addition to voice, the VIVO user can access diverse entertainment, information and communication services through the CDMA2000 1X handsets. In addition to well known services like VIVO Torpedo SMS (cellular to cellular text message service, VIVO Quiz (question and answer game), VIVO Cupido (flirting by cell phone by sending an SMS Torpedo), Musical Tones (that personalizes the ring tones with the user's favorite music), VIVO Wap (from compatible cell phones, it permits access to mobile internet via cellular, with instant messaging, e-mail, participation in chat rooms, news services and guides, etc) and Chat da VIVO (chat environment with celebrities via Wap).
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