Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that The statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro was struck by lightning on February 10, 2023.
Lightning struck the Christ the Redeemer statue at the summit of Mount Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Lightning previously struck the statue in 2017 and 2014.
The incident occurred during a thunderstorm the previous night. The blow fell on the head of the statue.
The statue of Jesus Christ is located on top of a mountain at more than 700 meters above sea level. Thanks to this, he has the feeling that he is “floating” over Rio de Janeiro.
As the Brazilian news portal UOL previously noted, based on data from the National Space Research Institute, the statue receives an average of six lightning strikes per year. It had to be repaired after another lightning strike in 2014. Later, as a result of an electric discharge, the tip of the thumb on the right hand of the statue was broken. Authorities decided to repair another previously broken finger and the head of the statue. They also decided to place additional lightning rods next to the statue.
In Paraná state, TIM is negotiating with Engie, which last year won a public-private partnership contract to manage and operate streetlighting in Curitiba.
“We are talking [to the companies], we have an important front in public lighting, which is also linked to the sector’s PPPs. We already have important partners, such as Engie, Enel and others. In the next two weeks we expect to move forward positively and formalize something for the market,” said Avellar.
The company has a smart lighting pilot with Engie in Petrolina region, Pernambuco state, announced in October last year. That contract comprises an IoT project to operate 5,000 smart lights in the city.
In November 2021, TIM announced a 5G smart grid project for Enel São Paulo. That network uses spectrum temporarily assigned by regulator Anatel in the 3.5GHz band, in what was reportedly the first 5G standalone power project in Latin America.
The project relied on antennas and radio equipment provided by Ericsson, chipsets and fixed wireless access customer premises equipment provided by Qualcomm, outdoor and indoor wireless equipment from Chinese company Fibocom and Taiwanese company CBN, and mobile devices from Lenovo’s Motorola.
Avellar did not provide updates on the progress of this project or expansion to other areas.
On the occasion, however, Enel said it planned to use results obtained in the São Paulo pilot to support other digital transformation initiatives in concessions in Rio de Janeiro, Ceará and Goiás.
Regarding logistics, TIM recently announced a comprehensive contract with highway operator Ecorodovias to bring 4G to 850km of highways BR-153, BR-080 and BR-414. According to the companies, the agreement will benefit up to 31,000 users that travel daily on these roads, and will be the longest highway stretch in the country with uninterrupted coverage of TIM’s mobile services.
The agreement is also expected to benefit over 900,000 residents along 33 roads linking to the highways, reaching 88 public schools, 31 health care units and 8,500 rural properties, the companies said.