Türk Telekom received a payment service license from the BRSA (Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency) for its subsidiary TT Ödeme Hizmetleri A.Ş. (Payment Services), established to provide new generation payment services to its customers.
As per the Official Gazette dated February 5, 2017, the Council of Ministers decided to transfer the Undersecretariat of the Treasury’s 6.68% stake (5% Group B and 1.68% Group D shares) at Türk Telekom to the Turkish Wealth Fund. The share transfer took place following the decision.
The 5G Center of Excellence, designed by Türk Telekom’s research and development subsidiary Argela, opened in Ankara with the purpose of developing domestic 5G technologies.
The “Brand Finance Telecoms 500” 2017 list was announced at the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona. Türk Telekom was named “Turkey’s most valuable telecommunications brand” on the Telecoms 500 list for 9 consecutive years.
An internet penetration campaign was launched across Turkey. In order to ensure the campaign to access wider population, Türk Telekom offered its brand new internet package to all internet service providers in Turkey via its wholesales channel.
Kars took its place among smart cities. Türk Telekom has transformed Kars into Smart City, introducing services such as free Wi-Fi, smart traffic management systems, smart lighting, and smart pass systems, city access points (information points), and security cameras.
The international Clear5G project, in which Türk Telekom and its subsidiary Argela are participants, demonstrated success to receive grant underHORIZON 2020, the European Commission’s civilian research and innovation program with the largest budget in the international arena. Türk Telekom became the first Turkish telecommunications operator to participate in an international consortium in the field of 5G and beyond technologies.
Türk Telekom started a new era for its “Türk Telekom Prime” brand, which offers its customers exclusive services. Türk Telekom Prime has based its new brand promise on the concepts of “liberating, comfortable, and creating own space and time”, under the new slogan “Multiply Life with Türk Telekom Prime”. Türk Telekom Prime was relaunched with its new logo.
Two of Turkey’s well-established institutions, Türk Telekom and PTT renewed Pttcell collaboration, and extended their partnership in mobile communications field, launched in 2013, for a further 5 years. Under the agreement, Türk Telekom will continue to provide network and technical infrastructure for the mobile communication services that PTT offers with its “Pttcell” brand, until 2022.
Türk Telekom was selected as the most valuable brand in Turkey once again. In “Turkey’s Most Valuable Brands of Turkey 100” list prepared annually by international brand assessment company Brand Finance, Türk Telekom increasing its brand value by more than 11% to USD 2.6 billion, was selected as the most valuable brand in Turkey.
Avea-Vodafone Evrensel İş Ortaklığı, established by Türk Telekom and Vodafone with its best bid won the tender for delivering mobile communication infrastructure in 1,472 locations with no mobile infrastructure. The project will be carried out within the scope of the Universal Service Fund, under the leadership of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication.
Türk Telekom again won the top spot at the 18th year of the Bilişim 500 (IT 500) event. Türk Telekom maintained its leader position among 500 IT companies in terms of sales revenue, winning the 2016 Grand Prize, “Number One in the Turkish IT Sector 2016”. Türk Telekom also won “Number One in the Internet Services Category”, “ Number One in the Telecoms Company Main Category” and “Number One in Communication Technologies” awards.
Türk Telekom launched its platform-based digital keyboard TAMBU, delivered with the vision of fostering domestic and national technologies. As a first in the world, Türk Telekom simultaneously launched the demos for its 5G and Next Generation PON with Nokia.
Türk Telekom has joined forces with General Electric (GE) to accelerate the digital transformation of Turkish industry, and provide the latter with the advantages offered by the Internet of Industrial Things within the scope of the ‘Industry 4.0’ revolution. Türk Telekom and GE Digital via ‘Digital Transformation of Industrial Companies’ business partnership agreement targets, to provide digital transformation consultancy to Turkish industrial corporations, particularly those in the ‘Top 500’ list.
On the night of September 25th at Istanbul’s Harbiye Open Air Theater, Türk Telekom launched its renewed and technologically upgraded digital music platform, Muud.
In an international step supporting the government’s ambition to develop domestic and national technologies, Türk Telekom became a partner member of ONF (Open Networking Foundation), a US-based open platform that includes global technology giants among its members. By participating in the management of ONF, Türk Telekom now has the opportunity to play a pioneering role in 5G and innovative technologies, and introduce software defined networks and virtualization technologies to Turkey.
In Turkey’s telecommunications sector, Türk Telekom became the first company to establish a Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) Company. Türk Telekom announced that, via its CVC company, it would invest in and become a partner to start-ups and/or mid-sized scalable enterprises that has the growth potential and proven business model via extending its own resources to create value from the growth of these companies.
Türk Telekom became a platinum member of the Linux Foundation project Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), which unites leading global operators and technology providers. Türk Telekom is the only Turkish company to participate in this platform, which develops products and services for the automation, design and management of communication networks and virtual functions. On the platform, Türk Telekom aims to contribute to the development and growth of open source innovation and automation systems on a global scale.