ISTANBUL, February 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Turkcell (NYSE:TKC, ISE: TCELL), the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, is delighted to announce that its 100% owned subsidiary Turkcell Technology has become the only associate partner of the Data Warehouse Global Leaders Group from the telecommunication sector in the EMEA region.
Turkcell Technology has been confirmed as the only associate partner of the Data Warehouse Global Leaders Group in the telecom sector, due to its high performance in high volume network data processing, data warehouse management, data mining, data quality management and complex event processing (CEP).Turkcell Technology has been a member of the Data Warehouse Global Leaders Group, which brings together the biggest data warehouse users in EMEA, since the Group's inception two years ago.
The Group has 65 members from 13 countries and a number of sectors including telecommunications, finance and the automotive industry. However, the number of its associate partners is only five, including Turkcell Technology.
Semih Incedayi, the CEO of Turkcell Technology, said: "We are very proud of our outstanding performance in high volume network data processing, data warehouse management, data mining, data quality management and complex event processing (CEP), which have been recognized by the Data Warehouse Global Leaders Group. We believe that this partnership will bring Turkey one step further in its development in the areas of information and communication technologies. We are pleased to be leading the market in this sphere with the advanced platforms we are developing."
Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey with 33.9 million postpaid and prepaid customers and a market share of approximately 55% as of September 30, 2010 (Source: Our estimations, operator's and the Telecommunication Authority's announcements). Turkcell provides high quality data and voice services to approximately 82% of the Turkish population through its 3G technology supported network and to 99.07% of the Turkish population through its 2G technology supported network. Turkcell reported TRY2.3 billion ($1.5 billion) net revenue for the period ended September 30, 2010 and its total assets reached TRY14.5 billion ($10.0 billion) as of September 30, 2010. Turkcell has become one of the first operators among the global operators to have implemented HSDPA+ and to reach to 42.2 Mbps speed with HSPA multi carrier solution. Turkcell is a leading regional player and has interests in international mobile operations in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Northern Cyprus and Ukraine which, together with its Turkish operations, had approximately 60.4 million subscribers as of September 30, 2010. Turkcellhas been listed on the NYSE and the ISE since July 2000 and is the only NYSE listed company in Turkey and is among the top 15% of companies listed on NYSE by its size as of October 2010. 51.00% of Turkcell's share capital is held by Turkcell Holding, 0.05% by Ã‡ukurova Holding, 13.07% by Sonera Holding, 1.18% by M.V. Group and 0.01% by others while the remaining 34.69% is free float. Read more at http://www.turkcell.com.tr/en
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