Turkcell takes control in Ukraine

Operator Turkcell has increased its presence in Ukraine after striking a $100 million deal to acquire a 44.96 per cent stake in Euroasia Telecommunications. Turkcell will now assume full control of Euroasia and its Ukrainian mobile subsidiary Astelit, of which …

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Turkcell CEO urges improvement to Turkey’s infrastructure ahead of ‘4G’ tender

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Turkcell’s new CEO Kaan Terzioglu has urged the Turkish government to take more steps to improve the country’s digital infrastructure and ensure a successful rollout of 4G later this year. Terzioglu spoke to Mobile World Live as part …

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CEO Spotlight: Kaan Terzioglu, Turkcell

Within four weeks of joining Turkcell as CEO, Kaan Terzioglu made his impact by redefining the company as an integrated telecoms and technology provider, with the aim of closely integrating fixed and mobile. Now, after just over two months in …

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Turkey still linked to 5G ‘jump’

Reports from last week that Turkey’s president, Tayyip Erdogan, was urging the country to go straight to ‘5G’ and not bother with 4G have not gone away. A government minister, according to a local newspaper, said cancellation of an upcoming …

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Russian tycoon to invest $16B in US, European telecoms — report

Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman (pictured) has plans to invest $16 billion in the US and European telecoms and technology business via a London-based private equity fund called LetterOne Technology, the Financial Times has reported. The figure could even be stretched to …

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Cukurova makes move to control Turkcell – reports

In the latest twist in the long-running saga to take control of Turkcell, Turkey’s largest mobile operator, Cukurova Holding, a Turkish conglomerate, launched an arbitration process to buy out the indirect Turkcell stake held by Russia’s Alfa Group. Under Turkcell’s …

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Turkcell, MTS, VimpelCom awarded 3G licences in Ukraine

Turkcell’s Astelit and Russia’s MTS and VimpelCom have been awarded 3G mobile licences in Ukraine, the companies have announced. VimpelCom, whose Kyivstar business already has a 40 per cent market share in Ukraine, making it the country’s biggest operator, has …

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