Technology and Marketing Guru Guy Kawasaki: "I Could Move to Turkey for Turkcell's Internet!"

Nov 28, 2012, 08:54 ET from Turkcell

ISTANBUL, November 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL), the leading communications and technology company in Turkey has welcomed technology guru Guy Kawasaki at the third Turkcell Technology Summit.  Keynote speaker Guy Kawasaki commented that Turkcell Superonline offered internet speeds of 1,000Mb/s, versus the internet speed of 25 Mb/s most seen at his home in California, and that it was worth moving Turkey for Turkcell's 40X faster internet speed.  

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During his speech entitled "Art of Innovation", Kawasaki suggested that the concepts of "value" and "uniqueness" should be in positive correlation to achieve the right results, and that furthermore, products and services should have the following 5 features: Depth, Intelligence, Elegance, Power, and Integrity.  Having emphasized that Turkcell had taken all these factors into account, Kawasaki commented that Turkcell represented a major opportunity for corporations in Turkey with its leading role maintained with the infrastructure and smart technologies that it offers.  

Approximately 100 business leaders spoke on panels entitled "Revolution of the Mobile World", "Cloud Computing and Digital Office Technologies", "New Media", "New Commerce", and "Our Work, Employees, and Lives Get Mobilized" during the Turkcell Technology Summit hosted by Turkcell Chief Corporate Business Officer Selen Kocabas.  The summit, where Turkcell's products and services, which create value for corporates were presented, was attended by 3,500 visitors, composed of Turkcell's solution partners, vendors, and customers.  

During his opening speech, Turkcell CEO Sureyya Ciliv commented that what matters, was not the "smart" technologies, but those who adapt these technologies to their jobs at the right time and in the right manner.  Sureyya Ciliv went on to say that "Today, the infrastructure and smart technologies that we have, strengthen us in a way that enables us to compete globally.  Now, Turkey is in a perfect position in mobile communications, fiber and cloud computing.  As Turkcell, we have formed a structure that offers our customers both mobile and IT solutions from a single point.  Each and every example presented during the Turkcell Technology Summit by our partners and customers is a success story.  With mobile internet, the new era has begun for our companies.  It is possible to rewrite history, making a difference in the competitive arena by producing more efficient and innovative business plans through mobile technologies, and by using Turkcell's superiority in infrastructure.  Because the golden key to the rewriting of history is collaboration and so we are indeed proud to offer this golden key to all Turkcell customers."  


Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of, an "online magazine rack" of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki is the author of ten books including Enchantment, Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University, an MBA from UCLA, and an honorary doctorate from BabsonCollege.


Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, with 35.2 million subscribers as of September 30, 2012. Turkcell is a leading regional player, with market leadership in five of the nine countries in which it operates with its approximately 68.1 million subscribers as of September 30, 2012. It has become one of the first among the 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. As of September 30, 2012, Turkcell population coverage is at 99.17% in 2G and 83.14% in 3G.  Turkcell reported a TRY2.8 billion (US$1.5 billion) net revenue with total assets of TRY18.0 billion (US$10.1 billion) as of September 30, 2012. 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

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