Turkcell's (NYSE:TKC) (BIST:TCELL) fully-owned subsidiary Turkcell Superonline has announced that it is partnering with Telekom Austria Group to deploy an MPLS PoP in Istanbul. Turkcell Superonline's data centers and infrastructure began to host Telekom Austria Group's MPLS PoP in January. The interconnection that will connect this MPLS PoP and the servers to the rest of the world has been established, and will support an 8 Tbps capacity in total with 100 Gbps technology. This cooperation enables Turkcell Superonline to further improve its corporate offerings, meeting Turkish businesses' demand for a greater variation of connectivity. Through Telekom Austria Group's global network, Turkcell Superonline's corporate customers will have direct access to their international offices. Telekom Austria Group's global customers will also benefit from this partnership, enjoying faster and better connectivity with their offices in Turkey. Istanbul becomes an emerging node of global data traffic The agreement between Turkcell Superonline and Telekom Austria Group amplifies Istanbul's role as an emerging node of data traffic on the global scene. Emre Erdem, Deputy General Manager for Operator Relations and Wholesale at Turkcell Superonline, underlined Turkcell Superonline's goal of putting Istanbul on the map as a global center of the internet. "The introduction of global players to the Turkish market promotes growth as customers enjoy a greater variety of choices. With this agreement, Telekom Austria Group becomes accessible to our customers in Turkey, while Turkey joins Telekom Austria Group's strong global network. We will continue to partner with leading companies of the global telecommunications world that are willing to invest in Turkey" said Erdem. "Over the past few years, Telekom Austria Group Wholesale has developed into a Pan-European carrier. I'm therefore particularly delighted to be able to announce the further expansion of our footprint at the very start of this new business year. With the new PoP in Istanbul, we are laying the foundations for the worldwide connections of our customers", said Stefan Amon, Director Wholesale at the Telekom Austria Group. Turkcell's fully owned subsidiary Turkcell Superonline, Turkey's innovative telecommunications company, is the first fiber company in Turkey to provide FTTH, and one of the world's first 5 operators to offer internet speed of up to 1,000 Mbps. In line with its policy of being a leading actor of global fiber connectivity, Turkcell Superonline cooperates with more than 70 international operators.
Telekom Austria Group serves about 23 million customers in Central and Eastern Europe. Its operations in Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Belarus and Lichtenstein make it one of the leading telecommunications companies of the region.ABOUT TURKCELL: Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, with 34.7 million subscribers as of September 30, 2014. Turkcell is a leading regional player with its approximately 71.1 million subscribers in nine countries as of September 30, 2014. It was one of the first among global operators to have implemented HSPA+. It has achieved up to 43.2 Mbps speed using Dual Carrier technology, and is continuously working to provide the latest technology to its customers. Turkcell Superonline, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Turkcell, is the first telecom operator to offer households fiber broadband connection at speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps in Turkey. As of September 2014, Turkcell's population coverage is at 99.62% in 2G and 88.09% in 3G. Turkcell reported TRY3.2 billion (US$1.5 billion) in revenue with total assets of TRY22.7 billion (US$10.0 billion) as of September 30, 2014. It has been listed on the NYSE and the BIST since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. Read more at www.turkcell.com.tr You can now follow the most up-to-date Turkcell developments on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TurkcellNews