Joint Venture Among Leading Mobile Operators and TURKSATSaman
A group of Turkish Operators purpose to reduce duplication in ultra fast broadband rollout in Turkey; taking a big step open to other parties.
The group includes VodafoneTurkey, Turkcell’s ISP Turkcell Superonline, Turkish satellite operator TÜRKSAT and members of TELKODER. They started negotiations for the JVC with the aim of investing more productive in Turkey’s fixed broadband infrastructure.
“The eventual creation of the joint venture will allow the efficient use of existing infrastructure, and create better conditions for future investments by removing the need for duplicate infrastructure-building,” the statement from Turkcell read.
The Telecommunication Company added that it believes the industry as a whole will benefit form “fairer conditions in investment and in provision of services,” while increasing the penetration of ultra fast broadband services will aid the country’s economy.
“This initiative is open to all companies our country’s telecommunications landscape and we are confident that both public and private sector players will support it,” the founder members said, in a joint statement.
“We also believe that the vast majority of society will support our effort which aims to contribute to a brighter digital future for our country,” they added.
The group did not share any further particulars regarding venture.
Turkcell CEO Kaan Terzioglu said. “Our objective is to make sure that 21 million more households in Turkey reach a viable FTTH solution.”