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Linktel Begins 3G Offload Traffic on its Wi-Fi Hotspots

June 9, 2014

Brazilian operator is the first to deliver wireless access points from its network with capacity to meet the demand of the data traffic deviation; will leave the cellular infrastructure less overloaded for voice services

RIO DE JANEIRO & SÃO PAULO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Linktelīs hotspotsī network begins to spread through the EAP-SIM protocol (Extensible Authentication Protocol - Subscriber Identity Module) in all its access points, which will meet the growing 3G Offload demand for the deviation of the data traffic, allowing the cellular phone infrastructure to be relieved for the voice services of mobile telephony services in Brazil. The Brazilian mobile operator TIM is the first to use this service.

Linktel is the first Wi-Fi independent operator to offer wireless access points with capacity to meet the demand of diverting traffic from data for better capacity of voice services. The company also invested in new systems of management of services to meet the increase in the volume of internet access through its Wi-Fi network spread throughout Brazil.

With this new technological step, Linktel extends its ability to meet the agreements with both Brazilian and global mobile operators, that require their networks eased to support the increase in the use of the Internet through smartphones and tablets, which make use of 3G and 4G networks. The first cities to apply 3G offload are Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Barueri, and will also benefit TIM clients, with whom Linktel has roaming a agreement.

"3G Offload is vital for the survival of mobile telephony services in Brazil," states Jonas Trunk, president of Linktel. "The volume of data in mobile networks is high and tends to increase, forcing the telephone companies to seek urgent solutions and innovations to solve this challenge."

According to the director, there is no way for the existing mobile phone structure be able to supply for all the photo, video, documents, voice apps volume on IP without using Wi-Fi services. "This is the viable alternative to ease these networks," affirms the director.

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FonteMidia Americas

Wilians Geminiano, +55 11 3493-0116 - 998-693-943

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