Briefs: Brasil Telecom beefing up broadband net

Feb 03, 2006

Brasil Telecom is upgrading its broadband service to handle multimedia offerings in three regions of the country.

Lucent said Friday it had been contracted by Brasil Telecom to deploy its MiLife platform so that Voice over Internet Protocol and other broadband features can be launched in the Brasilia, Sao Paulo and Curitiba regions.

MiLife incorporates elements of Lucent's IP Multimedia Subsystems solutions, which the company said accelerates the introduction of new broadband services over existing wired and wireless infrastructure.

Brasil Telecom has leveraged its base of nearly 11 million landline subscribers to become one of the largest broadband providers in Latin America.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Obama recommends extended wilderness zone in Alaska

1 hour ago

US President Barack Obama said Sunday he would recommend a large swath of Alaska be designated as wilderness, the highest level of federal protection, in a move likely to anger oil proponents.

NASA craft set to beam home close-ups of Pluto

1 hour ago

Nine years after leaving Earth, the New Horizons spacecraft is at last drawing close to Pluto and on Sunday was expected to start shooting photographs of the dwarf planet.

Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys

3 hours ago

The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales and other creatures ...

Uganda seizes massive ivory and pangolin haul

3 hours ago

Ugandan wildlife officers have seized a huge haul of elephant ivory and pangolin scales, representing the deaths of hundreds of endangered animals, police said Sunday.

Recommended for you

Snapchat to show content from big media brands

22 minutes ago

Popular disappearing-message app Snapchat is introducing content from media companies such as Vice, CNN and People to its service as it works to broaden its audience.

Google super-fast US Internet service spreads

32 minutes ago

Google's super-fast Internet service—up to 100 times quicker than basic broadband—is heading for four more US metropolitan areas as the technology titan ramps up pressure on cable service giants.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.