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Hotels for Press
Accommodation levels in Rio de Janeiro are anticipated to be at full occupancy during the conference. While it is not the responsibility of the United Nations to procure accommodation for the media, it should be noted that the Brazilian national organizing committee for Rio+20 has committed to blocking a minimum of 500 hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro for media covering the conference. Costs must be covered by the media. For more details, visit: http://www.rio20.gov.br For information regarding room availability please contact: Terramar Travel Agency

Emails: reservas2@terramar.tur.br or reservas4@terramar.tur.br or reservas8@terramar.tur.br

Tel: (+55+21) 35120067 or (+55+11) 30142042 or (+55+19) 35145600

Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy rio20.hoteis@itamaraty.gov.br when requesting their accommodations.

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Brazil to have LTE pilot project by Rio+ 20, MiniCom says
Brazilian Minister of Communication Paulo Bernardo said Brazil will have a pilot high-speed broadband project by the Rio+20 Conference ? a United Nations? Conference on Sustainable Development, held June 4-6 in Rio de Janeiro.

Bernardo made his comments during a visit to Colombia where he participated in the Brazil-Colombia Investment Forum, sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

In a recent interview with RCR Wireless News, executive secretary for Ministry of Communications Cezar Alvarez has also declared Ministry of Communication (MiniCom) would like to have 4G terminals by 2012 to Rio+20.

To launch 4G, the telecom sector is expecting to bid for frequencies at 2.5 GHz, what could happen in the first half 2012. However, this frequency band is occupied by MMDS providers, such as Net and Sky.
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