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argelaEstablished Year: 2004

Business Segment: IT Product % Software Services

Türk Telekom Share: 100%

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Established in 2004, Argela joined Türk Telekom Group in 2007. Argela undertakes research, development and Innovation activities in the field of next-generation telecommunications technologies and develops intellectual property for 5G technologies.

Argela markets its solutions and products to telecom operators globally, as well as to the public safety and defense industry in Turkey.

Argela operates as a research, development and Innovation center in the field of next-generation telecommunications technologies, in particular enabling technologies for 5G. With its patent applications and intellectual property assets in the U.S., the Company creates added value in the field of next-generation telecommunications technologies, both in Turkey and abroad.

In the domestic market, Argela develops strategic projects in collaboration with the defense industry. In addition to the 4.5G Communication System Development Project (ULAK) signed with the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense (SSM) in 2013, the Company also works on the softwaredefined networking infrastructure project for public security networks under the MILAT Project signed in 2015 with SSM. Further, Argela continues to collaborate with the Ministry of Transport, TIB (Turkey’s Telecommunications Directorate), MIT (the National Intelligence Agency of Turkey), the General Directorate of Security, and ASELSAN on various other projects related to the defense industry.

While providing solutions and products to Türk Telekom Group companies, Argela also markets its products and solutions to overseas telecom operators.

Argela’s solution portfolio includes programmable radio access networks, software-defined networking, network performance monitoring, small cells (3G & LTE), 4.5G macro base stations, lawful interception, video management systems, and fixed-mobile convergence. The company also carries out a number of projects with various universities and companies within the framework of the European Union FP7 and Celtic Programs. With these projects Argela not only contributes to the technological advancement of Turkey, but also obtains funding for its R&D efforts via EU support.

Argela works with various universities in Turkey, on next generation technologies such as the 4.5G network, software defined networks, smart city, smart home, self-organizing mobile networks, traffic security solutions, cloud services, and human computer interaction.

Headquartered in Istanbul, the Company has R&D facilities in Ankara and Sunnyvale, California, USA. In 2015, to improve its international recognition, Argela developed business partnerships in several countries; its customer base extends from Turkey and the Turkic Republics to Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans, Latin America and the United States.

Software-Defined Networking (MILAT) Project

Pursuant to the agreement signed with the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries in 2015, Argela started the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) project (MİLAT), which aims to provide an infrastructure for enabling a dynamic cybersecurity and cyber defense mechanism to reduce the dependency on foreign security-critical communication infrastructures, and to provide security-sensitive dynamic configuration abilities attuned to the exigence of military, public defense and commercial entities.

4.5G Communication System Development Project (ULAK)

In 2013, Argela for the first time entered into an industry other than telecommunications when it was selected to carry out the 4.5G Communication System Development Project (ULAK) of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries. Under this project, Argela cooperated with Aselsan and Netaş to domestically develop all hardware and software components of base stations with 4.5G communication technology. These base stations will be used by both mobile operators and government and defense institutions.

This project also aims to support Turkey’s strategic objective of becoming a mobile communication infrastructure exporter by developing 4.5G technology with domestic capital.

Programmable Radio Access Networks (ProgRAN)

ProgRAN is a patent-pending, fully programmable, SDN-based Radio Access Network solution for LTE and 5G developed by ARGELA

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