Turkcell: Leading Turkey by far in 3G Download Speed at 11.9 Mbps

Istanbul (ots/PRNewswire) - Turkcell , the leading communications and technology company, is delighted to announce that based on the 3G speed test run by PCNet; a technology magazine in Turkey, Turkcell is by far the leader in 3G download speed at 11.9 Mbps on average.

A PCNet reporter flew 5,624 kilometers to run 2,136 3G speed tests at 59 points in 9 cities, representing 7 regions of Turkey. Turkcell, with an average 3G download speed 3 times greater than the other players in the market, has been by far the leader at both data download and upload speed. Out of nine cities where the tests were run, Istanbul has seen the highest 3G download speed of 14.05 Mbps and Gaziantep the lowest of 9.12 Mbps on the Turkcell network.

In evaluating the results, Turkcell CEO Sureyya Ciliv commented: "I am proud that after independent studies conducted by P3 Communications, Iris Telecommunications, Ericsson and INSEAD and the World Economic Forum; the PCNet study too, has proven the supremacy of Turkcell's network quality. The PCNet study confirms that Turkcell provides by far the fastest 3G services in Turkey, with data download speeds of 11.9 Mbps on average, three times faster than other players in the market. Our subsidiary Turkcell Superonline also offers fiber internet services at a speed of up to 1,000 Mbps. We are proud to deliver the fastest and best quality service that ranks Turkey among those countries with the best coverage and highest speed data download rates*. In this competitive market, we will continue to differentiate Turkcell with the quality of our network and innovative products and services."

* Independent companies and institutions such as P3 Communications, Iris Telecommunications, Ericsson, and INSEAD together with the World Economic Forum, have generated studies and reports confirming that Turkcell's network quality and mobile internet speed are recognized globally.


Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, with 34.5 million subscribers and a market share of approximately 53% based on December 31, 2011 results (since the Authority has not disclosed subscriber market shares for Q1 2012). Turkcell is a leading regional player, with market leadership in five of the nine countries in which it operates with its approximately 65.3 million subscribers as of March 31, 2012. The company covers approximately 88% of the Turkish population through its 3G and 99.13% through its 2G technology supported network. It has become one of the first among the global operators to have implemented HSDPA+ and achieved a 43.2 Mbps speed using the HSPA multi carrier solution. Turkcell reported a TRY2.4 billion (US$1.3 billion) net revenue with total assets of TRY17.2 billion (US$9.7 billion) as of March 31, 2012. It has been listed on the NYSE and the ISE since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. Read more at http://www.turkcell.com.tr

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For further information please contact Turkcell Nihat Narin Division Head of Investor and International Media Relations Tel: +90-212-313-1244 Email: nihat.narin@turkcell.com.tr Banu Uzgur International Media Relations Manager Tel: +90-212-313-1506 Email: banu.uzgur@turkcell.com.tr investor.relations@turkcell.com.tr

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