Deutsche Telekom sets up IP PoP in Istanbul

Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), the international wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom AG, announced today that it will expand its international Tier 1 IP network into Turkey and set up a new IP PoP (Point of Presence) in Istanbul.

Together with its partner Turkcell Superonline, ICSS will set up the IP PoP at one of Istanbul's most frequented telehouses in order to address the increasing demand arising from public and private IP-traffic consumption.

Acting as a gateway from Turkey to Western Europe, the new global IP PoP will deliver quality access to Deutsche Telekom’s reliable and efficient high-capacity network so that ICSS can better serve carriers, service providers, content networks, and enterprises in Turkey and its surrounding countries with high-quality IP services in the public and private IP sector.

Holger Magnussen, Senior Vice President Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions, states: "As a strong emerging market, Turkey and its neighboring countries offer valuable opportunities to the global IP transit industry, and the new Istanbul-based PoP will directly enable not only the growth of the local market, but also the ability of global players to connect effectively and efficiently to regional infrastructures. Due to the resulting, significantly increasing data traffic, we believe that Turkey will become a 'hub' for exchanging IP data among service providers and carriers in the region."

Murat Erkan, General Manager of Turkcell Superonline, says: "Turkcell Superonline is very pleased to see Deutsche Telekom's interest in Turkey, enabling access to their global Tier 1 IP network from Istanbul. This partnership will contribute to the implementation of our strategy of making Istanbul the region's Internet exchange hub and promoting Turkey as an intersection point for the global communication network. We firmly believe that our cooperation with Deutsche Telekom will contribute significantly to the Internet services of Turkey, the Middle East, and the Caucasus.”

About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with almost 130 million mobile customers, 33 million fixed-network lines and over 17 million broadband lines (as of June 30, 2012). The Group provides products and services for the fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has over 233,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 58.7 billion in the 2011 financial year – more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2011).

About Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS)
International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), an integral part of Deutsche Telekom’s International Businesses unit within the Europe organization, is the global communications enabler of the Deutsche Telekom Group and more than 700 external customers worldwide. As one of the largest carriers in the world, ICSS provides global voice communication, Internet connectivity to millions of eyeballs, and global roaming and messaging on next generation platforms, as well as smart content distribution, media exchange, and virtual carrier solutions. The international customers of ICSS experience seamless service provisioning, including global reach, and the highest quality. The variety of solutions provided by ICSS is based on an expanding ultramodern infrastructure: Deutsche Telekom’s international network.

About Turkcell Superonline
Turkey’s innovative telecom operator Turkcell Superonline is a fully-owned Turkcell Group company. Turkcell Superonline continually invests in new generation fiber-optic infrastructures in the advancement of its own. Turkcell Superonline offers ultra-wide broadband services to its residential and corporate customers through its own nation-wide deployed fiber network. The company also provides a full portfolio of wholesale and corporate services such as cloud computing, point-to-point circuits, virtual private networks, datacenter, hosting, security and back-up services. The company is the first and only telecom operator to provide 1000 Mbps Internet to residentials. Turkcell Superonline reaches all neighboring countries via its own 30,000 kms fiber network, realizing the vision of “Transforming the Silk Road into the Fiber Road”.

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