16 Jun Turkey’s leading operator Turkcell
Turkcell is Among the First Operators in the World to Reach 42.2 Mbps Speed in 3G
Turkcell recently announced that it is among the first operators in the world to reach a speed of 42.2 Mbps with its 3G technology. Turkcell is preparing to provide its customers with these speed levels later in 2010.
This speed was reached by using the Dual Carrier frequency technology on Turkcell’s 3G network along with its technology partner, Ericsson. Turgut Erkul, Business Area Radio Manager at Ericsson, noted ‘Turkcell and Ericsson conducted a HSPA Multi Carrier 42.2 Mbps test on March 5th 2010 in Istanbul. Turkcell is among the first operators in the world to reach 42.2 Mbps speed with the Ericsson’s HSPA Multi Carrier Solution.’
Turkcell Chief Network Operations Officer, Ilter Terzioglu said: “Turkcell will provide these speed levels to its customers in 2010 and aims to reach 84 Mbps in 3G. As always, Turkcell continues to invest in cutting-edge infrastructures, to ensure its network can utilise the most up-to-date technologies.”
Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey with 35.4 million postpaid and prepaid customers and a market share of approximately 56% as of December 31, 2009 (Source: ICTA).