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Turkcell selects Mavenir solution to transform its LTE, 5G network

Turkcell has already virtualized 60% of its mobile core services In March, Mavenir and Turkey’s largest mobile operator Turkcell partnered up to test and deploy OpenRAN vRAN, beginning with trials of fully containerized CU/DU and Open FH with Split 7.2 and the deployment of the...

Affirmed Networks details support of Turkcell’s virtualized network deployment

Turkcell said it is delivering new services at least three months faster than it could with its legacy infrastructure Affirmed Networks is offering some insights into how it helped Turkish mobile network operator Turkcell with the rapid deployment of one of the largest commercial network...

Turkcell, Samsung carry out live 5G trial in Turkey

  The live demo, which took place in Istanbul, is the result of a MoU signed by the two companies in February of this year Turkish carrier Turkcell and South Korean company Samsung have carried out a live trial of 5G technology in Istanbul. The two companies...

Turkcell in talks with telcos to share digital transformation know-how: CEO

The Turkish operator said it is in talks with nearly 30 companies from all over the world to discuss ways to create digital economies MUNICH, GERMANY--Turkish mobile operator Turkcell is currently having talks with about 30 different operators with the main aim of sharing the...

ZTE partners with Turkcell on 5G

Turkcell is focused on developing GPON, DWDM and 5G. ZTE and Turkish telecommunications operator Turkcell inked a strategic agreement to collaborate in different fields including gigabit-possible passive optical network and "5G" technologies. The two companies explained the strategic agreement includes cooperation on fixed...

5G trials in Europe

Vendors and key mobile operators across Europe are already carrying out trials of 5G technology ahead of the expected standardization and commercial launch, which is expected to occur at a very limited scale in 2018. In France, local telecommunications provider Orange and Ericsson recently said they...

EE signs deal with Avanti for 4G backhaul

4G backhaul deal worth $29 million Avanti Communications, a provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, won a contract to supply U.K. mobile operator EE with satellite capacity for "4G" backhaul. Under the terms of the agreement, Avanti will...

Vodafone Qatar launches HD voice technology

Vodafone upgrades sites in Qatar to improve 3G, LTE coverage Vodafone Qatar launched high-definition voice technology across its 3G network, designed to improve voice call quality for subscribers. The telco, a Vodafone Group subsidiary, said the technology offers clearer conversations, filters out background noise and allows for...

Turkcell submits offer to acquire TeliaSonera stake in Fintur

Fintur operates in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova Turkcell is looking to acquire the near 59% stake TeliaSonera currently holds in Fintur Holdings, which would give Turkcell full control of Fintur. Fintur controls Kcell, Azercell, Geocell and Moldcell in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova, respectively. The...

Turkcell to launch LTE-A in July 2016

The operator aims to offer access speeds of up to 375 Mbps Turkish mobile operator Turkcell expects to launch LTE-A services in the country in 2016. Atac Tansug, the company’s fixed network director confirmed that the 4G service will be commercially available starting July 1....

Turkcell interested in TeliaSonera Eurasia assets

Turkish operator seeks to acquire mobile operations in four markets Turkey’s largest mobile telephony operator Turkcell is looking to appoint a strategic and financial adviser to explore the possibility to fully acquire holding company Fintur, in which the Turkish operator currently holds a 41.45% stake.  Swedish...

Ericsson leaning on 5G R&D, trials

Swedish equipment maker partners with Softbank and Turkcell on road to 5G Telecom powerhouse Ericsson is aggressively laying the groundwork for eventual "5G" deployments via partnerships with Japanese-based SoftBank and Turkish carrier Turkcell. With SoftBank, Ericsson is working on field trials of 5G in Tokyo, specifically...

MTN slams Turkcell for lawsuit connected to Iranian cellular license, nuclear program

South African mobile operator MTN released a statement that it “strongly condemned Turkcell's attempt to use the threat of a U.S. legal claim to extort money from MTN,” and criticizing Turkcell for refusing to cooperate with an independent investigation set up by MTN. The statement...

TeliaSonera is committed to resolving the deadlock in Turkcell

TeliaSonera | August 11, 2011 | Press Release At the Turkcell Extraordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting (EGM) held today, TeliaSonera, once again, raised the issue of replacing the Chairman with a truly independent Board member in order to resolve the current deadlock at the Board and...

Movers & Shakers: T-Mobile's director moves; MMA announces Turkcell exec as Global Chair; and more

The MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) announced that it has elected a new Global Board Executive Committee with Melis Ertem of Turkcell as its new Global Chair. Ertem who has lead the mobile marketing business within Turkcell to become a $USD 100 million dollar business...

Turkcell set for German expansion

Turkey-based mobile operator Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (TKC) said it plans to expand operations into Germany through its wholly-owned subsidiary Turkcell Europe. The carrier said it expects to begin offering service in Germany in April 4.The German expansion, which is to include the launch...

Mobile Excellence Awards winners announced

Winners of the 2009 Mobile Excellence Awards winners were announced earlier this week at the organization’s awards show in Los Angeles. Attendence and award submissions at the event doubled this year, according to organizers. The list of winners follows: Best Mobile Start-Up
 - WiChorusBest...

Brands, agencies attend annual MMF event: Mobile is glue connecting media screens

SAN DEIGO - Adding mobility to marketing campaigns is becoming a no-brainer. Case studies from brands that use a mobile component as part of their overall marketing campaigns show that mobility enhances the overall campaign and brings value to the other media channels. In...

Turkcell to begin selling Nokia’s Visual Radio

ISTANBUL, TURKEY-GSM operator Turkcell will team up with Nokia Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. to introduce Visual Radio in Turkey. The service will allow Turkcell subscribers to tune in to local FM radio stations via their cellular phones, and get detailed information on songs, download...

Turkcell to offer Nokia’s Visual Radio

ISTANBUL, TURKEY-GSM operator Turkcell will team up with Nokia Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. to introduce Visual Radio in Turkey. The service will allow Turkcell subscribers to tune in to local FM radio stations via their cellular phones, and get detailed information on songs, download...

Weekly wireless ratings wrap-up

Following is a list of public wireless companies that have had ratings changes and investment notes from investment-banking and financial firms this week.

TeliaSonera raises ownership in Turkish wireless carrier

STOCKHOLM, Sweden-Nordic carrier TeliaSonera said it has agreed with the Cukurova Group to acquire a 27-percent stake in Turkish wireless carrier Turkcell for $3.1 billion, increasing its ownership stake to 64.3 percent. TeliaSonera said it will not make a public tender offer for Turkcell,...

TeliaSonera raises ownership in Turkish wireless carrier

STOCKHOLM, Sweden-Nordic carrier TeliaSonera said it has agreed with the Cukurova Group to acquire a 27-percent stake in Turkish wireless carrier Turkcell for $3.1 billion, increasing its ownership stake to 64.3 percent.TeliaSonera said it will not make a public tender offer for Turkcell, which...

Turkcell deploys reverse charging service

NEEDHAM, Mass.-Turkcell, the largest mobile operator in Turkey, has deployed a reverse charging service using technology from Brooktrout Technology Inc. Turkcell's service allows prepaid mobile-phone users to call other subscribers and request that the called party pays for the call.The reverse charging application uses...

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