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Cisco's Elastic Packet Core Technology Enables Turkcell to Expand Its Next-Generation Mobile Internet Network

Cisco's Elastic Packet Core Technology Enables Turkcell to Expand Its Next-Generation Mobile Internet Network

ISTANBUL, TURKEY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 -- Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced today that Turkcell, the leading communications and technology company in Turkey with more than 35 million subscribers, has deployed the Cisco(R) ASR 5000 Series as the foundation for its advanced mobile Internet network. Turkcell is continuously innovating to deliver new mobile Internet services to consumers and businesses throughout Turkey.

Key Facts / Highlights

--  Turkcell selected the Cisco ASR 5000 Series as its long-term Gateway
    GPRS Support Node (GGSN) solution. Due to increasing demands from
    customers, mobile operators need to deploy elastic packet core
    networks capable of auto-sizing in transactions, throughput and
    sessions over heterogeneous networks with high reliability and
    availability. The Cisco ASR 5000 Series solution with GGSN application
    has become the choice of many of the world's most innovative network
    operators, including Turkcell. Supported on the Cisco ASR 5000 Series,
    the GGSN application delivers significant throughput, call transaction
    rates and packet processing, along with significant memory resources.
--  The Cisco GGSN application on the Cisco ASR 5000 Series is the window
    to the Internet and acts as the gateway between the mobile network
    infrastructure and the external Internet Protocol (IP)-based network.
    Located at the heart of the mobile packet core network, the Cisco ASR
    5000 Series works in concert with the policy control system, analytics
    and network security to provide customers with a superior experience.
--  Deploying the Cisco ASR 5000 Series provides the required foundation
    for Turkcell to monetize mobile data traffic. With the enablement of
    these solutions, Turkcell customers, both consumers and corporate, can
    benefit from a high-quality and highly secure mobile data network with
    a broad range of different services as well as charging and billing
--  Cisco Advanced Services provided project management, network planning,
    system design, end-to-end systems integration and deployment at 
    Turkcell locations and worked hand-in-hand with Turkcell in every step
    of the implementation.
--  The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) predicts that the increasing
    popularity of powerful new mobile devices such as smartphones and
    tablets, along with the demand for mobile video and streamed content
    as well as faster mobile data speeds, will continue to fuel a major
    growth of mobile data traffic. According to the study, between 2012
    and 2017, worldwide mobile data traffic is expected to increase

Supporting Quotes

--  Ilker Kuruoz, chief Information and Communication Technologies
    officer, Turkcell
    "With more than 35 million subscribers, Turkcell is the market
    leader in Turkey, one of the most competitive markets in Europe. We
    aim to differentiate Turkcell by continuously strengthening our
    network availability and capacity while providing innovative services
    for our customers. Working with Cisco enables Turkcell to implement
    new services and capabilities on the Packet Core network."
--  Umit Cinali, general manager, Cisco Turkey
    "Mobile users in Turkey want access to email, the Internet, mobile
    TV, video-on-demand, instant messaging and other multimedia services
    through a mobile broadband connection and wish to take advantage of
    various charging and billing options. Cisco has been collaborating
    with Turkcell since the inception of mobile data services in Turkey,
    and we are proud that our solutions power a significant part of
    Turkcell's mobile data infrastructure."

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About Turkcell

Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, with 35.1 million subscribers as of December 31, 2012. Turkcell is a leading regional player, with market leadership in five of the nine countries in which it operates with its approximately 69.2 million subscribers as of December 31, 2012. It has become one of the first among the global operators to have implemented HSPA+. It has achieved up to 43.2 Mbps speed using the Dual Carrier technology, and is continuously working to provide the latest technology to its customers, e.g. 84 Mbps in the near future. Turkcell Superonline, a wholly owned subsidiary of Turkcell, is the one and only telecom operator to offer households fiber broadband connection at speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps in Turkey. As of December 31, 2012, Turkcell population coverage is at 99.17% in 2G and 84.02% in 3G. Turkcell reported a TRY10.5 billion (US$5.9 billion) revenue with total assets of TRY18.7 billion (US$10.5 billion) as of December 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

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