Turkey

OpenRAN enthusiasm spreads to Turkey

Mavenir has announced Turkcell as its latest customer, with the pair planning to deploy OpenRAN vRAN technologies in the telcos domestic market.

Google giving up on Turkey

Google has announced that new Android devices in Turkey will no-longer be sold with its own applications pre-installed following an antitrust dispute with authorities in the country.

Monitise targets Turkish mobile money

Mobile money firm Monitise has acquired Istanbul-based mobile technology specialist Pozitron Yazilim, in a £24 million all-shares deal that highlights the growing demand for mobile financial services in the eastern Mediterranean’s largest market.

Vodafone restructures European operations

Vodafone has announced a restructuring of its international portfolio, with the creation of a single European region, which the operator said will “ensure a more efficient and effective delivery” of its Vodafone 2015 priorities.

Turkcell provides football fans with tickets via mobile

Turkish mobile operator Turkcell has teamed up with the country’s football association to sell tickets to its subscribers to watch the national team play. More than 2,000 ticket transactions were processed using Turkcell’s Smart Ticket application.

Turkcell taps HP for cloud services

Turkish operator Turkcell has enlisted HP to deliver a cloud services platform, so the carrier can sell on ‘as a service’ offerings to its business customers.

NSN bolsters regional services offering with Turkish purchase

Infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) said Thursday it has agreed to acquire Turkish telecom services firm Iris Telecom, bolstering its capability in network planning and optimisation services across Turkey, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Turk Telekom upgrades fixed network

Turkey’s incumbent fixed line carrier and Europe’s fifth largest operator has tapped Chinese equipment vendor ZTE for what it claims is the world’s largest ever fixed network replacement contract.

Turkcell scores iPhone 3G deal

Leading Turkish operator, Turkcell, said Monday that it has become the latest carrier to strike a deal with Apple to supply the iPhone 3G later this year. The operator said it will bring the iconic device to its prepaid and postpaid customers ‘later this year’. Turkcell will be the second operator to distribute the iPhone […]

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