As the world's first telecommunications operator to have integrated 3-Carrier HDSPA to its network, Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) (BIST:TCELL) is taking its global 3-Carrier technology leadership to a new level. Turkcell launched its Turbo T50 - a Turkcell-branded smartphone that supports 3-Carrier HSDPA, contributing significantly to the ultra fast mobile broadband experience in 3G.
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With Turkcell Turbo T50, users will be able to enjoy up to 63.3 Mbps download speeds on the Turkcell network, which covers all of Turkey's 81 cities in 3-Carrier HSDPA. The upgrade will also improve the upload experience on mobile, allowing for upload speeds of up to 11.5 Mbps with dual carrier functionality.

"Our goal at Turkcell has always been to deliver our customers the most innovative technologies. Turkcell is among the global leaders of network technology, and we are proud to carry that leadership further with the launch of our 3-Carrier smartphone Turbo T50. With this product, and thanks to our recent network upgrade, Turkcell customers can be among the first mobile broadband users to enjoy the world's fastest 3G," said Ilker Kuruoz, Turkcell's Acting CEO.

Turkcell Turbo T50 is a newer version of Turkcell's immensely popular 4G smartphone T50. Like its predecessor, Turbo T50 also supports LTE with which users can enjoy speeds up to 150 Mbps. Turbo T50 has a 5-inch display, 13 megapixel back camera, 2 megapixel front camera, HD sound and noise cancellation features.

In December 2014, Turkcell became the first operator globally to have integrated 3-Carrier HDSPA to its network.

Turbo T50 is now available for sale at Turkcell stores and on

Turkcell Turbo T50 Specifications Display: 5" HD (1280x720) Camera: 13 MP back / 2 MP front (1080p Video recording / new easy-to-use camera interface, integrated photo filter effects, advanced HDR feature, Face beautification, smile recognition, panorama) Data Connection: LTE (150 Mbps) & DC-HSDPA+/ 3 Carrier (63.3 Mbps) & EDGE Processor: Qualcomm 8926 1.2 GHz Quad Core Sound: HD Sound, noise cancellation, Dolby Digital Plus Operating System: Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat) Memory: 16 GB Internal Battery: 2300 mAh / Fast charging Size: 142.3 X 70.4 X 7.8 mm Weight: 130.4 gram

ABOUT TURKCELL: Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, with 34.6 million subscribers as of December 31, 2014. Turkcell is a leading regional player with its approximately 71.5 million subscribers in nine countries as of December 31, 2014. It was one of the first among the global operators to have implemented HSPA+. It has announced two new HSPA+ Technologies on its 3G network to meet rising data usage. Having successfully integrated 3C-HSDPA and DC-HSUPA Technologies, it became the first mobile operator in the world to enable peak speed of 63.3 Mbps downlink, while also enabling an 11.5 Mbps uplink on a 3G network. Turkcell Superonline, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Turkcell, is the first telecom operator to offer households in Turkey fiber broadband connection at speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps. As of December 2014, Turkcell's population coverage is at 99.81% in 2G and 91.21% in 3G. Turkcell reported a TRY12.0 billion (US$5.5 billion) revenue with total assets of TRY23.7 billion (US$10.2 billion) as of December 31, 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

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