Vivo, known as Vivo Brazil, is a telecommunications brand operating in Brazil. It is a subsidiary of Telefónica Brasil, which in turn is a subsidiary of the global telecommunications company, Telefónica. Vivo's headquarters are located in the Brooklin Novo neighbourhood of São Paulo. The company's origins trace back to Telebrás, a state-owned telecom monopoly. In 1998, Telebrás was demerged and privatised, with Telefónica acquiring Telesp, the São Paulo division. This division was rebranded to Telefónica, and then subsequently rebranded to Vivo on 15 April 2012. Vivo was officially launched as a brand on 13 April 2003, starting as a mobile phone service provider. The brand was a result of the merger of several Brazilian mobile phone operations under a joint venture equally owned by Portugal Telecom (PT) and Telefónica. In 2006, the group was consolidated into a single holding company, "Vivo Participações". Later in July 2010, Telefónica bought out PT's shares, making Vivo a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telefónica.
Alias
Vivo S.A., Telefônica Brasil
Country
Type
Network Operator
Ownership
VIVO Brasil logo

3G Network

The company operated 2G services on standard 900/1800 MHz bands, and in September 2008 launched 3G services on B1 (2100 MHz) and B5 (850 MHz).

    Network Frequency Band Status Known UARFCNs
    Active
    Active
    Date Event Subtype
    Launch of 3G Network
    Launch

    4G Network

    In partnership with Ericsson and Huawei, Vivo launched 4G LTE services in April 2013, initially over B7 (2600 MHz) but later increasing capacity using B3 (1800 MHz) and B28 (700 MHz) after digital dividend spectrum auctions in 2014. In October 2016 Vivo demonstrated 3C carrier aggregation of B3 + B7 + B28 providing peak data rates of up to 530 Mbps.

      4G Frequency Bands
      Network Frequency Band Max. Channel Bandwidth Status Known EARFCNs
      Active
      549
      5
      Active
      1700
      10
      Active
      1800, 1900
      20
      Active
      3350
      20
      Active
      9410
      Date Event Subtype
      Launch of 4G Network
      Launch

      5G Network

      Vivo launched its 5G network in July 2020, intially using DSS carriers n3, n7, and n28, but later adding a dedicated 5G carrier December 2021 using n40 (2300 MHz). The network was enhanced further with the addition of n78 (3500 MHz) mid-band in July 2022.

        Network Frequency Band Max. Channel Bandwidth Status Known EARFCNs
        Active
        432290, 432050
        10
        Active
        20
        Active
        10
        Active
        50
        Active
        100
        Active
        629952
        Date Event Subtype
        Launch of 5G Network
        Launch