Türk Telekom continues to implement works where technology touches good and profit. Continuing to work towards the goal of bringing high-speed Internet to everyone across the country and increasing Internet usage to the highest level by popularizing it, Türk Telekom’s investment in digital transformation since 2005 exceeded $18.1 billion.
INVESTING IN FIBER, BUILDING 5G
Türk Telekom CEO Ümit Önal, who said he continues to invest in fiber as well as mobile technologies for 5G, said: “As we continue our services with the aim of ensuring that everyone feels valued with our human-centered approach, we take on the goal set by our president to increase internet speeds and expand fiber as a duty.We work with great motivation to fiber Turkey without slowing down with our growing investments.By moving fiber infrastructure to all corners of Turkey, we have increased the length of our fiber network to 353,000 kilometers in September 2021. With our rapidly expanding fiber infrastructure, we continue to increase our acquisition of new fixed broadband subscribers and Internet penetration in Turkey.
“WE EXPERIENCED THE FOUR SIDES OF TURKEY WITH FIBER NETS”
Highlighting that they have more than doubled their investments in all business sectors on the fixed side, in particular fiber, LTE and infrastructure in mobile, Önal said: “In the third quarter of 2021, around 45% of our base stations are connected by fiber. We have covered all of Turkey with fiber networks. We have said that we aim to increase the fibering rate in Turkey’s infrastructure to 90% by the end of the year, with our investments this year. I can proudly say; We achieved this goal before the end of the year.
EXPORT OF TECHNOLOGY TO THE WORLD WITH INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIONS
Continuing its efforts to strengthen the global 5G ecosystem at full speed, Türk Telekom brings new technologies and products with its own intellectual property to the global market through collaborations with leading technology manufacturers from America to Europe. Türk Telekom, through its group companies Argela and Netsia, has integrated its patented RIC technology, which will bring efficiency and flexibility to mobile networks, into the product portfolio of Juniper Networks, one of the largest technology manufacturers in the world located in Silicon Valley. Türk Telekom has started the productization process by collaborating with Net Insight in the area of ”time and frequency synchronization”, which is important for 5G and beyond. This cooperation aims to reduce operator costs and increase service quality during the transition to 5G.
Türk Telekom also announced that it has implemented the open source SEBA technology developed with the international technology development community ONF, of which it is a member, for the first time in the world, with the contribution of its own engineers in Turkey. SEBA, which is based on the virtualization of the access network; This will save resources in the global telecommunications industry. Türk Telekom will continue to export technology to the world with its pioneering works that add value to the industry.
CASH SUPPORT FOR THE ‘UNICORN OF THE FUTURE’ EXCEEDED 10 MILLION LIRE
Supporting the growth of startups that produce technology solutions with its PİLOT and SANTRAL projects, and its subsidiary TT Ventures, to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem, Türk Telekom announced that it has provided cash support of more than TL 10 million to 91 PILOT graduates to date. Investment in 8 tech startups with TT Ventures. Türk Telekom has signed an important cooperation with Plug and Play, one of the global initiative and innovation platforms, with the aim of revealing the “unicorns” that have the potential to take their success to the world stage. 3 PILOT graduate startups have qualified to participate in Plug and Play’s America program this year.
“VALUE FOR TURKEY” PROJECTS IN ALL AREA OF LIFE
Türk Telekom announced that it is pursuing its projects with the understanding of “value to Turkey” in many areas, from the entrepreneurial journey of women to access to books and artwork for the visually impaired, from education to the support it provides to amateur athletes in 2021. Türk Telekom has achieved its project goal by providing digital literacy and digital marketing training to 5,000 women under the project “Life is easy with the Internet for women with a purpose”. In its 10th year, Türk Telekom’s phone library app, which provides audio books and content for the visually impaired, includes the new bestsellers of recent years. With the addition of books, the number of content has exceeded 2,000. While the world famous audio-descriptive paintings of the telephone library were opened to visitors with the exhibition of digital talking paintings of paintings in the National Presidential Library, 700 people were reached in 81 provinces in the framework of the Günışığı project and the Art Daylight Education Program. Workshops, where early intervention training was given to children with low vision. Amateur athletes from Türk Telekom, who support 40 sports clubs in 33 different branches all over Turkey for the development of sport in our country, have returned successfully from international competitions.
Moreover, within the framework of the agreement signed between the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Türk Telekom, Türk Telekom has become the main support of Istanbul AKM (Atatürk Cultural Center). The name of Türk Telekom was given to the main opera hall with a capacity of 2 thousand 40 people, where the symbol of AKM is the red globe. Transferring its experience in technology and digital transformation to the field of culture and arts, Türk Telekom will be the provider of Wi-Fi hotspots, 4.5G and 5G mobile services and all end-to-end telecommunication services. at the end allowing art lovers to discover innovative technologies in AKM and on Beyoğlu Culture Road.
On the other hand, the Türk Telekom Search and Rescue Team (TTAKE), which has been working on a voluntary basis for 11 years in order to help in all kinds of natural disasters, accidents and events requiring search and rescue, participated in 11 trainings, 1 operation and 2 exercises in 2021. TTAKE received 17 separate calls for help in the fire from the Manavgat area in Antalya last summer and supported the evacuation of 35 people from the fire area.