The project concerns the 2010-2011 investments for the geographical coverage expansion and capacity increase of TIM´s GSM and UMTS networks in Brazil.
Apart from promoting local economic development, the project will transfer economic and technological knowledge by supporting a well-established European company diversifying through FDI into Latin America.
If the project was located in Europe, it would not fall under Annex I or II of EIA directive 85/337/EEC, amended by directives 97/11/EC and 2003/35/EC. Mobile networks based on GSM/UMTS technology have limited environmental effects. The visual impact of base station towers or other impacts (e.g. EMF radiation) can be mitigated by appropriate construction and operation measures.
The promoter is a private company operating in a liberalised sector of telecommunication services. The procedures relevant for the project will be checked during appraisal.
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