ISTANBUL, January 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL), the leading communications and technology company has announced Turkey was named among the most successful countries in the "Strategies of Leading FTTx Operators" report published by IDATE through its 100% subsidiary Turkcell Superonline's fiber internet applications.
IDATE is one of Europe's foremost market analysis and consulting firms, whose mission is to provide assistance in strategic decision-making for its clients in the Telecom, Internet and Media industries and its "FTTx Watch Service" is specifically designed to provide with a global FTTx projects database, a comprehensive analysis of the issues affecting this promising market. In its new report, IDATE underlines that Turkcell Superonline is an important player in the field of FTTH, that had proven to be a leading player not only in Europe, but also worldwide. The report also states that "In the spring of 2011, Turkcell Superonline rolled out a new 1 Gbps access offer, making the operator one of the few in Europe to do so. Turkcell Superonline is in the process of positioning itself as one of the uncontested players in FTTH/B in Europe, and even the world. Its aggressive pricing structure and bandwidth level it offers confirm its desire to become recognized as such."
Turkey's innovative telecom operator, Turkcell Superonline's General Manager Murat Erkan commented that "We believe Turkcell Superonline's investment in fiber brings Turkey one step closer to achieving its 2023 National targets. Through our investments totaling TRY1.2 billion, we currently offer fiber internet services to more than 1 million households at a speed of up to 1,000 Mbps. We are proud to realize this investment, placing Turkey among the top countries in the world to offer this service. We will continue contributing to our nation's vision." Stressing in his statement that Turkcell Superonline would pursue its investments in 2012 with the same vigor, Erkan also commented that "Turkcell Superonline had become the operator of the operators through our collaboration with over 60 operators worldwide in voice and data services. We initiated the "internet without a visa" era through these agreements, providing us direct fiber access to Europe's internet hubs such us Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, and Sofia. Additionally, we are due to commence data flow on the Middle East's longest terrestrial fiber infrastructure RCN ("Regional Cable Network") in the first quarter of 2012. Through these projects that we launch with the vision to transform the "silk road" into a "fiber road", we aim to position İstanbul as one of the most important points of the world's infrastructure network, hence turning the city into an internet hub. The European FTTH Council's report published in February 2011 stated that "Turkey's largest mobile operator Turkcell's subsidiary Turkcell Superonline had enabled Turkey to rank 8th among G20 countries in terms of penetration."
ABOUT TURKCELL SUPERONLINE
Turkey's innovative telecom operator, Turkcell Superonline, continues its fiber optic infrastructure investments without any let up in speed. Turkcell Superonline is the one and only telecom operator to offer households internet connection at speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps. It offers its corporate and individual customers voice, data, broadband internet access, wholesale voice traffic, transmission, datacenter, cloud computing, and value added services.
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Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, with 34.4 million subscribers and a market share of approximately 53% as of September 30, 2011 (Source: Operator's announcements as of September 30, 2011). Turkcell is a leading regional player, with market leadership in five of the nine countries in which it operates with its approximately 63.3 million subscribers as of September 30, 2011. The company covers approximately 87% of the Turkish population through its 3G and 99.07% through its 2G technology supported network. It has become one of the first among the global operators to have implemented HSDPA+ and achieved a 42.2 Mbps speed using the HSPA multi carrier solution. Turkcell reported a TRY2.5 billion (US$1.5 billion) net revenue with total assets of TRY16.6 billion (US$9.0 billion) as of September 30, 2011. It has been listed on the NYSE and the ISE since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey.
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For further information please contact Turkcell
Nihat Narin, Division Head of Investor and International Media Relations
Banu Uzgur, International Media Relations Manager
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