In collaboration with Nokia, Türk Telekom became the first Turkish operator to test 5G Artificial Intelligence, the Cloud Radio Access Network (Cloud-RAN), Wireless PON (Wireless Passive Optical Network) and Industry 4.0 Smart Factory technologies.
Türk Telekom successfully completed a USD 500 million bond issuance. The transaction, which attracted interest from 264 investors from 39 countries and was 5 times oversubscribed, was the first transaction carried out by Turkish companies between April 2018 and the actual transaction date.
Together with Huawei, Türk Telekom implemented Turkey’s first 5G cloud application, where AR and VR based educational content was tested.
Türk Telekom’s corporate venture capital company, TT Ventures, became partner with MentalUP, which is Turkey’s first and only gamified digital education platform for children.
The Türk Telekom Group readied the technological infrastructure of the “Ankara City Hospital”, the largest public-private partnership in the field of health in Turkey.
Türk Telekom completed the first phase of its “İnternetle Hayat Kolay” (Life is Simple with Internet) project which it had been working on since 2014. During this period, 50 thousand participants were taught internet literacy via more than 300 volunteers.
Mr. Ümit Önal became the new CEO of Türk Telekom. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr. Önal successfully served in the positions of Assistant General Manager responsible for Sales, Marketing and Customer Care of the Company for three years.
Türk Telekom became the first Turkish operator to use 400Gbps Ethernet technology, which quadruples the speed of data flow to its subscribers.
Türk Telekom broke the world 5G speed record by reaching speeds of more than 2.9Gbps in the 5G speed test that it conducted with Huawei.
Türk Telekom became the first operator in the world to test the 5G New Radio Carrier Aggregation Technology with commercial devices.
In cooperation with the Red Crescent, Türk Telekom implemented the Subscription Donation System via SMS for the first time in Turkey.
For the eleventh time in a row, Türk Telekom was selected as “Most valuable telecommunication brand of Turkey” by Brand Finance, the international brand valuation company.