Türk Telekom International

Acquired: 2010

Business Segment: Wholesale and Data Capacity Provider

Türk Telekom Share: 100%

Web Site: www.turktelekomint.com

Türk Telekom International offers its customers a full-range of high quality communication services with a constantly evolving product portfolio in a geography stretching from the Far East to Europe.

Türk Telekom International carries out its activities and operations through its subsidiaries located in 17 countries

Türk Telekom International, a global member of the Türk Telekom Group, is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. Company’s field of activity also covers Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central and South Asia, Latin America and the Far East as well as Turkey.

Türk Telekom International’s major customers are fixed and mobile telecommunication operators, international alternative infrastructure operators, domestic and international internet service providers and corporations.

Among the services offered by the company are the following:

  • full-range internet and data communication,
  • IP transit,
  • direct and full-range access to Türk Telekom IP network,
  • network planning and implementation,
  • fibre optic infrastructure and access,
  • international voice and messaging services at wholesale level,
  • international mobile roaming and mobile services,
  • product and market development,
  • global MTN and SD-WAN for enterprise customers,
  • dedicated access to cloud service providers.

Türk Telekom International connects continents with its widespread data infrastructure

With its fibre optic network approximately 45 thousand km, mainly located in Central and Eastern European countries, Türk Telekom International plays a key role in placing Turkey and Türk Telekom as a communication bridge and data junction between the European and Asian continents.

Türk Telekom International, which offers internet and IP services to numerous operators and companies with over 110 points of presence (PoP) in 25 countries, also provides data and internet access to Türk Telekom with a capacity of 11.9Tbit/s.

The company continued to strengthen its global position in 2021 with its activities conducted with the support of the Türk Telekom brand, which has a high level of recognition not only in its own geographical region, but also in the global arena.

Expansion into new markets continues in international wholesale voice, messaging and mobile roaming fields

Türk Telekom International is also an important regional player in the field of international wholesale voice and mobile roaming as well as international data services. The company’s strength in emerging markets such as Africa, the Far East and Latin America is gaining momentum.

Türk Telekom International has established more than 200 business partnerships with the world’s most important telecommunication operators in international wholesale voice. In this context, the transit traffic carried from Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Africa, Latin America and the Far East reached billions of minutes annually.

Türk Telekom International also has agreements with more than 800 mobile operators in over 200 countries in the field of international mobile roaming. The company, which has mutual international mobile roaming agreements with more than 320 operators within the scope of LTE technology, continues its work on 5G mobile roaming at full speed. Additionally, Türk Telekom International took a key step towards becoming a regional player in the field of SMS Hubbing business, which was implemented in 2021.

Türk Telekom International – with its own infrastructure and as part of wider consortium submarine fibre optic cable systems – strengthens Turkey’s position as a communication bridge between Asia and Europe

Türk Telekom International is a full member of the SEA-ME-WE-5 consortium, which consists of 19 leading operators in their fields. The SEA-ME-WE-5 is the fifth-generation international submarine fibre optic cable system project within the SEA-ME-WE System connecting Southeast Asia to Western Europe.

The company actively uses MEDTÜRK, which connects Turkey, the Middle East and Europe, and KAFOS (Black Sea Fibre Optic System) cable systems opening to Europe from the Black Sea. In this way, Türk Telekom International further strengthens Turkey’s position as a communication bridge and data junction between East and West.

Türk Telekom International continues to expand its infrastructure with state-of-the-art technology upgrades

Türk Telekom International strengthened its infrastructure with the New Backbone project that was completed in 2020 and actively used in 2021, and started to offer high-speed and quality service to its customers.

The New Backbone establishes a connection to Sofia, Budapest and Vienna with the fibre networks, each of which extending to more than 3,400 km from two different protected routes in Turkey and Europe, with İstanbul, Edirne and Frankfurt being the endpoints. In addition to providing access to high capacities, the project also allows the provision of value added services in the field of data.

In 2021, the agreement process between the operators in relevant countries and Türk Telekom International for the implementation of The Alternative Middle East Europe Route-2 (AMEER2) was completed. AMEER2 consists of 7,550 km long terrestrial and submarine segments that will connect Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Jordan to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea and Turkey.

With AMEER2, which is a much shorter route compared to its peers, and is planned to be activated at the beginning of 2022, traffic can be transported from the Middle East to Europe in the most efficient way, with high capacity and low cost.

Türk Telekom International’s IP products contribute to the transformation of İstanbul into a global centre of attraction for global internet players

The infrastructure and value added services offered by Türk Telekom International strengthened İstanbul’s position as a centre of attraction by providing access to high speeds and capacities. In this context, Türk Telekom International offers IP service to leading service and content providers based in overseas. The service enables companies with international content to reach İstanbul through Türk Telekom International infrastructure and host their servers in Türk Telekom International’s İstanbul Data Centre.

In 2021, the world’s major cloud and content providers such as Microsoft, Amazon, Limelight, Cloudflare, Tiktok, Tencent began their operations in İstanbul.

On the other hand, Türk Telekom International offers an extremely fast and secure connection to OTT traffic, which is spread across the country with the IP Transit service offered from border points to neighbouring countries.