Türk Telekom, in collaboration with Nokia, became the first Turkish operator to test 5G artificial intelligence, Cloud Radio Access Network (Cloud-RAN) and Wireless PON (Wireless Passive Optical Network) technologies. The first Industry 4.0 tests were carried out on the 5G Smart Factory test network established at Ümraniye Teknopark in collaboration with Nokia.
As the only company to have been consistently included in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Turkey Program since 2006, Türk Telekom’s technology solutions provider subsidiary, İnnova, won the “Big Star” award in the “Big League” category.
Türk Telekom successfully completed a USD 500 million bond offering. In addition to being the first transaction carried out by Turkish companies since April 2018, the bond issue was the first Turkish Eurobond issue reflecting fair value since May 2016, and was five times oversubscribed, attracting interest from 264 investors from 39 countries.
Türk Telekom’s corporate venture capital company, TT Ventures, became a partner with MentalUP, Turkey’s first and only gamified digital education platform for children.
TT Ventures made its third agreement with an investment in the energy vertical by purchasing 11% shares of Eltemtek, a consulting and engineering company.
Türk Telekom Group built the technology infrastructure for the “Ankara City Hospital”, the largest cooperation between the public sector and the private sector in the field of healthcare in Turkey.
The Beta version of LAFF, a domestic and national messaging application developed by Türk Telekom’s R&D and technology company Argela, was offered on Android and iOS platforms.
Türk Telekom completed the first phase of the corporate social responsibility project, “Life is Simple with Internet”, carried out since 2014. During this period, Türk Telekom taught internet literacy to 50 thousand participants with over 300 volunteers.
Türk Telekom became the first Turkish operator to use 400Gbps Ethernet technology, quadrupling connection speeds to its subscribers.
Türk Telekom broke the world 5G speed record by reaching speeds of more than 2.9Gbps in the 5G speed trial conducted with Huawei. In the same test, Türk Telekom became the first operator in the world to test 5G New Radio Carrier Aggregation Technology with commercial phones.
Türk Telekom implemented the Subscriber Donation System over SMS for the first time in Turkey in cooperation with the Turkish Red Crescent.
Türk Telekom won first prize in the IDC Artificial Intelligence Awards with its 100% domestic and national “Artificial Intelligence in Operation” project.
Through its subsidiary Netsia, Argela received a total of 31 patents in the area of 5G from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.