Two Global First Place Awards for Turkcell's Innovative Solutions
ISTANBUL, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL), the leading technology and communication company in Turkey continues to be a success with its innovative solutions setting examples for the global world. Turkcell won two first place awards in the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards which was held in London for the "Instant Billing" application that was brought to life in collaboration with Ericsson and the Integral Risk Management Project which was designed along with Neural Technologies. Both projects were awarded in the category of innovation in services.
Turkcell has won international awards for its project in collaboration with Ericsson to remove all of the surprises that customers may encounter on their bills as well as with Neural Technologies to reduce cases of fraud to a minimum. Both projects which won the jury prize in the Global Telecom Business Competition surpassing all competitors in terms of innovative services.
Turkcell's Chief Information and Communication Technologies Officer İlker Kuruoz stated, "Turkcell has a well-deserved reputation in innovation. The most important goal of our R & D and innovation center 'Turkcell Technology' is to develop products and services for the telecom sector on a worldwide scale along with the Turkish engineers in Turkey. One of the best examples of this is this project which we have brought to life in collaboration with Ericsson is the first of its kind among the mobile operators. We are very proud and delighted with the end result."
Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, with 34.9 million subscribers as of March 31, 2013. Turkcell is a leading regional player, with market leadership in five of the nine countries in which it operates with its approximately 69.2 million subscribers as of March 31, 2013. It was one of the first among global operators to have implemented HSPA+. It has achieved up to 43.2 Mbps speed using the Dual Carrier technology, and is continuously working to provide the latest technology to its customers, e.g. 84 Mbps in the near future. Turkcell Superonline, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Turkcell, is the one and only telecom operator to offer households fiber broadband connection at speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps in Turkey. As of February 28, 2013, Turkcell's population coverage is at 99.19% in 2G and 84.26% in 3G. Turkcell reported a TRY2.7 billion (US$1.5 billion) revenue with total assets of TRY18.9 billion (US$10.4 billion) as of March 31, 2013. 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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