Business Segment: Wholesale and Data Capacity Provider
Türk Telekom Share: 100%
Web Site: www.turktelekomint.com
Thanks to a fiber optic network that exceeds 40,000 km, Türk Telekom International provides a major contribution to Turkey’s goal of becoming a telecoms bridge between Europe and Asia.
Türk Telekom International is Türk Telekom’s subsidiary in charge of international wholesale voice and data sales and marketing. Acquired by the Group in 2010, the company operated as Pantel International, before being rebranded as Türk Telekom International (TTI) on May 1, 2013. Centered in Hungary, Türk Telekom International delivers a full range of internet data services, customer management from a single center, integrated networking operations, infrastructure and wholesale voice services to established operators, alternative carriers, mobile operators, cable TV companies, internet service providers and corporate customers in over 40 countries spread across Centraland Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, the Caucasus and Middle and South Asia. Thanks to a fiber optic network that exceeds 40,000 km, Türk Telekom International provides a major contribution to Turkey’s goal of becoming a telecoms bridge and data hub between Europe and Asia, while strengthening the country’s global standing in the industry.
Also on a global scale, the Company maintained its strategy of expansion towards the Middle East and Asia in 2016, further reinforcing its position as the region’s dominant player, while at the same time creating new revenue streams through partnership projects aimed at product portfolio diversification.
Türk Telekom International joined the consortium SEA-ME-WE-5 as a full member. The cable system SEA-ME-WE-5, which derives its name from the initials of Southeastern Asia-Middle East-Western Europe, became operational in late 2016, interconnecting 17 countries along 20 thousand kilometers spanning Asia and Europe. SEA-ME-WE-5 cable system received the “Best Undersea Project of the Year” award at the Global Carrier Awards, one of the most prestigious awards programs in the wholesale telecom industry.
Following the participation of Türk Telekom International in the consortium, the Turkish town of Marmaris was designated as a station on the SEAME- WE-5 submarine cable system. The Marmaris station marks a major step forward for Turkey in terms of serving as a regional data bridge, and alsooffers other operators on the cable an alternative route to Western Europe, and the opportunity to access other countries via Turkey.
- Türk Telekom International received both the “Best SMS Innovation” and the “Best 4G Deployment” awards at the Global Carrier Awards. Organized by Capacity Magazine, the Global Carrier Awards are considered the most prestigious awards program in the wholesale telecommunications industry.
- The “Best SMS Innovation” award was in recognition of the Company’s successful transfer of its voice and SMS services to asecure and manageable cloud communication platform: Application to Person -A2P. The “Best 4G Deployment”, on the other hand, was in recognition of the Company’s ability to deploy 4G global roaming services with more than 70 mobile operators in 48 countries within a very short timeframe.