Turkcell Ranked First Among 53 Countries Globally for 3G Data Download Speed
ISTANBUL, August 15, 2011
ISTANBUL, August 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —
Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL), the leading communications and technology company, is delighted to announce that its 3G exchanges (Radio Network Controllers) have been ranked first in terms of data download speed in the “International 3G Network Comparison Report” prepared by Ericsson. Ericsson conducted a benchmark report that depends on statistical results from 53 different countries among 639 3G exchanges where in terms of data download speed, 11 of Turkcell’s 3G exchanges took place in the top 11 rankings, leaving behind all the operators that participated in this benchmarking study from Europe & Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
In evaluating the results, Turkcell Chief Network Operations Officer Ilter Terzioglu commented that “Our investments in 3G, in which we lead in the Turkish market, are bearing fruit. With the A-Type license we hold, we cover 85% of Turkey’s population. In terms of 3G High Speed Data Download rates, Turkcell is the fastest among others, not only in Turkey, but also globally. The benchmark reported by Ericsson proved that the supreme quality of Turkcell network provides the best 3G services in the world. We are proud to deliver the fastest and best quality services to our customers.”
Turkcell was placed among the highest rankings based on other criteria such as the “Minimum Drop Rate”, where 9 of Turkcell’s exchanges have been ranked among the top 25, and “Call Completion Rate” where 10 of Turkcell’s exchanges have been ranked among the top 22.
Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey with 34.1 million subscribers and a market share of approximately 54% as of June 30, 2011 (Source: Operator’s announcements and excluding the impact of the change in prepaid churn periods in Q2 2011). Turkcell is a leading regional player, with market leadership in five of the nine countries in which it operates with it’s approximately 61.7 million subscribers as of June 30, 2011. The company covers approximately 85% 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 TRY2.3 billion (US$1.5 billion) net revenue with total assets of TRY15.5 billion (US$9.5 billion) as of June 30, 2011. It has been listed on the NYSE and the ISE since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. Read more at http://www.turkcell.com.tr
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