Turkcell, Istanbul Technical University join forces for 5G R&D

Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) (BIST:TCELL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Istanbul Technical University (ITU) to strategically cooperate on the development of 5G technologies, the company said.

Within the frame of the contract signed, Turkcell and ITU will carry out mutual studies in Research & Development and education areas to make Turkey a producing country in 5G technology.

Turkcell has signed an agreement to carry out work in partnership with Istanbul Technical University for developing 5G technologies in Turkey. Within the frame of the protocol signed by Istanbul Technical University Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca, Turkcell CEO Kaan TerzioÄŸlu and Istanbul Technical University Informatics Institute Director Prof. Dr. Ertugrul Karacuha, Turkcell and Istanbul Technical University are going to carry out mutual R&D studies on 5G. The ultimate aim of ITU and Turkcell in signing this contract is to make Turkey a producing country in 5G technology.

Within the frame of this collaboration, the plan is to conduct studies for increasing the competitiveness of Turkey in regard with 5G by using The Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering, Computer Engineering Institute of Informatics, High Performance Computing Centre, laboratories and technical infrastructure opportunities at ITU. This collaboration will also provide an excellent opportunity for ITU students to take part in 5G studies and make contributions.

ITU and Turkcell are going to act together at scientific events such as conferences, symposiums, seminars, workshops and panel discussions regarding national and international 5G projects, as well as R&D studies. Within the scope of the agreement that ensures cooperation also in the standardisation studies regarding the next generation telecommunications, Turkcell and ITU are going to create an infrastructure at the university for “ITU-Cell Research, Development and Test Environment” to make the AyazaÄŸa Campus of ITU a 5G centre.