Turkcell launches 4.5G in rural Anatolia

Setting an example of an efficient public-private partnership in the field of mobile connectivity, Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) (BIST:TCELL) took 4.5G to rural areas in Anatolia as a part of Turkey´s “Universal Connectivity” project, the company said.

Nine villages in the town of Cankiri, which were previously served only with 2G, will now benefit from 4.5G services.

Turkcell deployed Turkey´s nationally produced base station ULAK to bring 4.5G to these villages.

Turkey´s national base station is developed by Aselsan with the contribution of Netas and Argela, under the coordination of the Undersecretariat of Defence Industries and with the support of Ministry of Transport, Communication and Maritime Affairs, and Information and Communication Technology Agency.

Turkcell has cooperated closely with the national base station project team, communicating industry requirements and helping the production of a competitive product. It plans to deploy the national base station in 700 locations in Turkey as a part of its Universal 4.5G expansion until the end of 2018.