Brazil’s Transit Telecom in deal with China Telecom to introduce new technology

19 July 2007

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 19 July – Transit Telecom of Brazil has signed a cooperation accord with China Telecom aimed to import the Personal Handyphone System (PHS) to the Latin American state.

The partnership will last until the end of 2007 and was agreed in June when Transit Telecom executives visited China Telecom’s headquarters.

“This alliance bolsters the commitment of Transit to extend its market presence through innovatory initiatives, offering Brazilian customers more quality and differentiated services,” said Transit Telecom vice-chairman Jorge Noboru.

Operation of China Telecom’s PHS has brought great advantages to clients and the Chinese business community. With this partnership with Transit Telecom we are providing out extensive experience with PHS and helping build a success story for this technology in Brazil, said Gloria Zhang, China Telcom’s director of international marketing.

Transit Telecom took its first steps towards acquiring PHS in 2006 when it entered a deal with ZTA, a Chinese telecoms equipment supplier based in Shenzhen, to launch the first network of the new technology in Brazil, expected to be operational in August.

PHS was developed in Japan around 1990 and China began introducing the system in 1999.

Ease of access is one of the major advantages of this type of network, which allows users to use mobile phones to access services normally only provided on fixed networks.

The PHS system has more than 80 million subscribers in the world, some 60 million of them in China. (macauhub)