ISTANBUL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) (BIST:TCELL), Turkey’s leading telecoms and technology company, was recently elected to be a member of the Board for the GSMA. With this election, Turkcell becomes the only operator from Turkey to serve on the GSMA Board during the 2015-2016 term.
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide and unites nearly 800 operators with the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors.
Proud to be the only representative from Turkey on an important global platform
“At Turkcell, we always aim for higher and better in order to carry our customers and our country to the leading edge of mobile technology. This is how we maintain our leadership in Turkey and represent our country on important global platforms,” said Sureyya Ciliv, Turkcell’s CEO. “Our GSMA Board membership is the collective success of the Turkcell team, which includes not only our Board, employees and partners, but also our customers who motivate us to improve our services. We will continue to focus on teamwork and innovation to raise the bar in mobile technology”.
GSMA Board consists of 26 members, including Anne Bouverot, the Director General of GSMA, and representatives of 25 mobile operators from around the world. The Board provides strategic direction for the GSMA, guiding the organisation in developing initiatives and programmes that drive innovation and growth across the industry and benefit billions of mobile subscribers globally.
The recently-elected Board of the GSMA starts its term on January 1st, 2015.
ABOUT TURKCELL: Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, with 34.7 million subscribers as of September 30, 2014. Turkcell is a leading regional player with its approximately 71.1 million subscribers in nine countries as of September 30, 2014. It was one of the first among global operators to have implemented HSPA+. It has achieved up to 43.2 Mbps speed using Dual Carrier technology, and is continuously working to provide the latest technology to its customers. Turkcell Superonline, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Turkcell, is the first telecom operator to offer households fiber broadband connection at speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps in Turkey. As of September 2014, Turkcell’s population coverage is at 99.62% in 2G and 88.09% in 3G. Turkcell reported TRY3.2 billion (US$1.5 billion) in revenue with total assets of TRY22.7 billion (US$10.0 billion) as of September 30, 2014. It has been listed on the NYSE and the BIST since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. Read more at www.turkcell.com.tr
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