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A focus on innovation and investments in new infrastructure and technologies also characterise TIM's action in Brazil, a country where the Group has been operating since 1997 through its subsidiary TIM Participações and which is the Group's second biggest market. Its presence in Brazil has been increasing in recent years thanks to strategic acquisitions: the Intelig and AEM Atimus fixed network infrastructure has allowed the Group to strengthen the backbones and connecting links of the mobile network radio base stations through the use of fibre-optic cables which, in view of the development of LTE networks, are even more important and strategic.

In the past 5 years alone, TIM has invested more than 7 billion euros in Brazil, focusing primarily on building new generation infrastructure and actively contributing to the modernisation of the country.

Following the acquisition in 2014 of the right to use the 700Mhz bandwidth (with an expenditure of 936 million euros), in 2017 TIM Brasil continued to invest in strengthening the infrastructure of the 3G network and achieved leadership in 4G, in terms of both the number of cities covered (411 at the end of 2017) and coverage related to the urban population (91% at the end of 2017).

In Latin America, ever since it was introduced, mobile telephony has played a key role in the process of integrating more disadvantaged people, contributing to cohesion and to involvement in social and democratic life. TIM Brasil manages almost 58.6 million mobiles lines and has always played a major role in this context. The work already done to extend mobile network coverage to the whole country is continuing on a number of development fronts, which include improving the quality of the network in major cities, developing Mobile BroadBand and Fiber-To-The-Site (FTTS) in some cities, pilot small-cell and Wi-Fi projects and developing the LT Amazonas Fiber transmission project in the Amazonian region.

TIM Participações is distinguished by projects social inclusion as Broadband Implementation Project for Rural arket failure' areas (Brazilian Nationathe Telecommunications Agency Obligation), which brings optic fiber in certain municipalities of rural areas. However, the availability of infrastructure is only one of the ingredients and has to go hand-in-hand with an overall digital growth of the population in a literacy development process that will increase demand and stimulate investments. In this context the project has reached 800 municipalities and 4.007 schools. The aim is to encourage and disseminating the use and distribution of goods and ICT services to remotest as well as making more accessible services for all segments of the population, contributing to reduce inequalities Economic and Social Sciences.
To promote the social inclusion of disadvantaged groups of the Brazilian population, especially children and adolescents, Tim Participações has also implemented a social investment strategy through which it carries out educational projects that reinforce the concept of "enterprise without frontiers" also within of the social sphere. It does so through Instituto TIM, founded in 2013.

TIM Participações has continued to promote commercial offers to encourage the spread of the mobile web, particularly among the poorer classes. It was a question of offers itemised with convenient rates, particularly suited to promote the widening of the digital inclusion sociocultural, for example INFINITY WEB, LIBERTY web and LIBERTY WEB Rural component (offer in the rural areas of the states of Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo, Paranà and Santa Catarina).

The project Date Connections has been requested by ANATEL (Brazilian Authority communications) operators who have purchased the frequencies defined by the Bidding On Notes No. 004/2012 (or, Claro and Oi, TIM and Vivo) to cover the rural areas in Brazil, including the public schools, according to the division between member. TIM ensures this service states of Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo, Paranà and Santa Catarina with the downloading 256 kbps and uploading 128kbps. In December 2017, the project was carried out to 96%; from January 2018 the speed of downloading is 1 mbps and one-upload 256 kbps.