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Turkcell Superonline aims to be “the most preferred service provider of choice”, which the company management believes can only be achieved by building and owning an independent network in the given market conditions.

Turkcell Superonline aims to be “the most preferred service provider of choice”, which the company management believes can only be achieved by building and owning an independent network in the given market conditions.

The group synergy arising from being a 100 % subsidiary of Turkcell Group, together with the desired goals stated above sets Turkcell Superonline to become the most preferred network in the region. Bringing the world’s fastest Internet to Turkey simultaneously with the rollouts in other countries, Turkcell Superonline carries on investing at an unabated rate in order to turn the “Silk Road” into a “Fiber Road” by expanding its own infrastructure across Turkey with a fiber network stretching to every corner of the country.

Turkcell Superonline is the member of Turkcell Group, which is the company started the GSM-based mobile communication in Turkey and commenced operations in February 1994
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Turkcell is a regional leader by being the market leader in five countries out of nine it operates in. Turkcell's shares have been traded on the Istanbul (IMKB) and New York Stock Exchanges (NYSE) since July 11, 2000, and it is the first and only Turkish company ever to be listed on the NYSE.

Turkcell also has investments abroad. Turkcell conducts its mobile operations in growing markets like Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Georgia through its subsidiary Fintur, in which Turkcell holds a 41.45% stake. KKTCell, a 100% owned subsidiary of Turkcell, was established in 1999 and operates within the framework of a revenue-sharing agreement with the Telecommunications Authority of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Astelit, a company in Ukraine in which Turkcell holds a 55% stake, began operating in February 2005 under the brand life:). Turkcell acquired 80% stake of BeST from the State Committee on Property of the Republic of Belarus in 2008.

Meanwhile, Turkcell's wholly owned subsidiary in Germany, Turkcell Europe, commenced its operations in 2011. In the first quarter of 2011, Turkcell expanded its operations into nine countries by initiating MVNO services in Germany through the wholesale traffic purchase agreement signed in 2010.

Turkcell, with its wide coverage area and diverse range of services abroad, is able to provide its subscribers with mobile communication services both in Turkey and around the world.

Turkcell had signed 3G contracts in more than 110 countries, ranking it among the world’s top operators in terms of the provision of international data services. Turkcell also ranks among the top operators in terms of GPRS roaming, where it has signed contracts with operators from more than 165 countries.

100 % subsidiary of Turkcell Group, Turkcell Superonline holds all the necessary authorizations listed below, granted by the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICT) to act as a telecom operator:

  • Internet Service Provider
  • Infrastructure Operation Services
  • Fixed Telephony Services
  • Satellite Communication Services
  • Mobile Virtual Network Services
  • Wired Broadcasting Service

Today, Turkcell Superonline has 35.000 km of fiber backbone covering 77 major cities of Turkey. With this strong infrastructure and the next generation network designed over this infrastructure as well as its experienced personnel enables Turkcell Superonline to deliver high quality solutions to telecom operators multinational and national private corporations and the governmental institutions.

Our new multi-layered network structure will definitely increase Turkcell Superonline’s services to a quality level that is going to be unmatched in the Turkish market and it will meet all telecommunication needs in the region. Turkcell Superonline rapidly continues its fiber optics infrastructure investments to form its dedicated transmission and IP backbones. The agreement made with BOTAŞ (natural gas & oil pipeline company of Turkey) in 2009 for the use of BOTAŞ right-of-ways and network increased the pace of investments.

Turkcell Superonline has 11 border crossings in total. With 4 border crossings to Europe, Turkcell Superonline can offer various diversity options to important European cities through protected and completely diverse routes. With it’s stable fiber infrastructure and 6 border crossings to East, Turkcell Superonline can offer capacity services through middle-east, CIS and Arabian peninsula.
Also as Turkey’s innovative telecom operator, we have assumed a key role in the RCN (Regional Cable Network) Project. We are pleased to be the operator to link Asia to Europe through our fiber optic infrastructure on this project, which represents a milestone in the communications history. By taking part in this project, we will help make Istanbul the world’s new Internet base and increase Turkey’s global competitiveness in terms of mobile and fixed technologies, in line with the strategy of our parent company Turkcell.

Turkcell Superonline, that aims to transform Silk Road into Fibre Road, cooperates with over 70 international operators. Turkcell Superonline takes important steps for evolving İstanbul into the world’s newest Internet base due to its geostrategic location. Accordingly, the company provides a bridge between east and west, which supplies a continuous connection with a speed of light, with the partnerships with the Tier-1 operators and projects such as RCN between Asia, Middle East and Europe which will extend from the city of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul in Turkey and then to Europe and will serve as a gateway to the Internet for 2 billion people.​

Customer Quotes

With Turkcell Superonline's enabling of access from Istanbul, it will be able to leverage Tata Communications' vast portfolio of cost-effective services to allow Turkish, European and Middle East carriers to reach all major internet exchanges with our global, high-performance backbone. This will offer world class connectivity to customers here.

Radwan Moussalli
Managing Director and Regional Head, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey​
Tata Communications

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