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Location: South America, Brazil, Paraná / Curitiba
Date project established: June 2010
Curitiba, Brazil’s seventh-largest city with a metro area population approaching 3.5 million, has long
been a leader in sustainable development and quality of life. Forbes magazine, citing reports calling
Curitiba one of the world’s “greenest” cities, says it is famous for its rapid bus-based
public transport – used by 70 percent of the population – and its advanced economic development.
Ericsson has deployed an innovative transport solution based on 3G/WCDMA mobile broadband for URBS who is
responsible for the operation and supervision of Curitiba’s transportation and transit systems. The
system uses Ericsson’s F3607GW module, a fast mobile broadband module with reduced power consumption
and high-performance GPS. Ericsson mobile broadband modules unleash the true potential of advanced HSPA
mobile broadband technology. Vivo, the leading mobile operator in Brazil, and Dataprom, an innovative
Brazilian supplier of solutions for public transport, chose Ericsson as a partner thanks to its track record
for customer support and quick service, as well as its mobile broadband modules.
The new solutions, through electronic ticketing, opens up possibilities for new traveler services that can
help people plan their route and enable them to purchase tickets wherever and whenever it is most convenient
increasing customer satisfaction and security for staff and passengers.
A machine-to-machine communication solution developed by local partner Dataprom gives the Curitiba public
transport authority URBS a wide range of information about its fleet. URBS can now monitor bus routes, time
spent at bus stops, speed, distance traveled, and times for arrival and departure. Fleet management systems,
controllers can access information about and monitor their fleet.
More efficient public transport, reduced emissions and energy use, and a modern mobile broadband network for
bus passengers: mobile broadband modules from Ericsson are making life better for people in the Brazilian
city of Curitiba.
The solution has already been rolled out to 2,500 buses, and soon to reach 3,000, the system will get
additional functions such as user information panels, wireless network access for passengers and CCTV for