The FINANCIAL — Riga, July 11, 2011 – SAF Tehnika JSC world’s leading provider of carrier-class, licensed point-to-point microwave solutions, today announced the start of Full Outdoor Microwave Radio, CFIP Lumina production in Curitiba, Brazil in collaboration with wi2be tecnologia S.A. (Brazil) and SIEMENS enterprise communications (Brazil).
Microwave is a protected technology in Brazil and all imported equipment is levied with significant duties and taxes resulting in high end-user pricing and long delivery times.
To address the specific customer needs in Brazil; SAF Tehnika, wi2be tecnologia S.A. and SIEMENS enterprise communications is executing a unique echo-system where Full Outdoor Technology developed by SAF engineers has been especially tailored for manufacturing purposes at the SIEMENS enterprise communications factory in Brazil. SIEMENS enterprise communications is responsible for full supply chain solution including local manufacturing, repair & return and logistics whereas wi2be tecnologia is executing sales, marketing, distribution and local support.
An inauguration of the first locally produced CFIP Lumina full outdoor radio will be held on the 12th of July in Brasilia, capital of the Federative Republic of Brazil and attended by the Prime Minister of Latvia, Valdis Dombrovskis and The Vice President of Brazil, Michel Miguel Elias Temer Lulia.
Full Outdoor Lumina radios are already Anatel (Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações) approved and have been deployed and well received by several Brazilian customers. Local production is under-way with first commercial units of Lumina in 6, 7, 8, 11, 18 and 23 GHz to be released in October 2011.
With over 2000 ISPs, several fixed/mobile operators gearing to deploy 4G networks, Government backed PNBL (Plano Nacional de Banda Larga) initiative for the implementation of nation-wide IP backbone; Brazil, the host nation of 2014 football world cup and 2016 Olympics, represents a significant market opportunity for the Lumina product line.
“CFIP Lumina Full Outdoor radio has been the number one product among our customers for almost two years spent in the market and now we are proud to share the technology and our 7 year experience in Full Outdoor system design and manufacturing with Brazil,” said Normunds Bergs, CEO of SAF Tehnika and the Head of the Delegation of Latvia`s entrepreneurs.