IP Powered Business
Turk Telekom Takes Up Nortel Solution for Delivering IP Powered Business Communication Services
Reaching Out to Corporate and SMBs with New Centrex IP and SIP Multimedia Services
ISTANBUL, TURKEY--(MARKET WIRE)--Oct 9, 2008 --
Turk Telekom has selected a Nortel(1) (Toronto:NT.TO -
IP Powered Business communications solution to unlock opportunities
for new service revenue by providing carrier-grade voice
and multimedia services to businesses and consumers throughout
Turkey. The new solution enables Turk Telekom to deliver
Centrex IP and SIP multimedia services to corporate customers
and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) without having
to invest in new infrastructure.
Building on its long-term relationship with Turk Telekom,
which includes its next-generation network (NGN) international
gateway deployed in 2003, Nortel is now expanding its cooperation
with Turkey's number one carrier to include delivery of
SIP applications for corporations and SMBs.
"Our relationship with Turk Telekom spans four decades during
which Nortel has consistently proven its ability to design,
deploy, and support some of the world's most reliable networks,"
said C. Mujdat Altay, president, Nortel Netas. "With its
latest IP powered services deployment, Turk Telekom's corporate
customers will be able to benefit from the latest VoIP and
multimedia technology via wireless or wireline networks
according to their unique needs. As fixed-line and mobile
calls are managed by the same network, Turk Telekom can
offer simple and more affordable services that will increase
personal productivity and allow more focus on their business."
Nortel's VoIP Infrastructure solutions, products and services
deliver fully-featured, carrier-grade telephony, data and
multimedia services over multi-service packet networks.
The customized VoIP solution for Turk Telekom is based on
Communication Server (CS) 2000, the market leading IP
Multimedia softswitch that supports a wide range of voice
and multimedia business features and industry-standard VoIP
protocols. Due to its strategic architecture including consolidated
local, tandem and long distance capabilities the Nortel
solution enables Turk Telekom to cost-effectively transition
to an IP network, without needing to invest in overlay solutions.
It also provides a comprehensive, expandable voice feature
set for residential and business customers and the ability
to reduce operational expense by up to 30 percent and capital
expense by up to 50 percent.
The end-to-end solution also includes customer premise equipment
(CPE) for end users, including Nortel SIP phones and the
Nortel Business Services Gateway (BSG). The BSG is an advanced
SMB router which integrates in one box routing, switching,
mobility, security, quality of service (QoS) and SIP gateway
capabilities for voice and data services. These new capabilities
include SIP Mobility extensions to integrate Turk Telekom's
GSM and hosted VoIP environments.
This Mobile Extension service gives workers the ability
to connect mobile phones into their company's corporate
network allowing business travelers to use the same phone
functionality and services such as short dialing and single
voicemail wherever they are, whether they are on their mobile
or desk phone. Services from Nortel's
Global Services portfolio such as service development
support for click-to-call functionality are also included
in the solution for Turk Telekom.
Nortel provides VoIP and multimedia solutions to many of
the world's leading service providers, including Bell Canada,
Rogers Communications, SaskTel, Telus, Verizon, Embarq,
Verizon Business, British Telecom, Cable & Wireless
and Neuf Cegetel. According to Dell'Oro Group, Nortel is
the worldwide leader in carrier VoIP and has maintained
that position for the last six years (2002-2007). Also,
Gartner positions Nortel in the enviable Leader's quadrant
of its Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Softswitch Architecture,
2008. Nortel has deployed over seven million SIP lines and
has shipped more than 95 million carrier VoIP ports to more
than 300 carriers globally.
Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications
capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple
a reality for our customers. Our next-generation technologies,
for both service provider and enterprise networks, support
multimedia and business-critical applications. Nortel's
technologies are designed to help eliminate today's barriers
to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks
and connecting people to the information they need, when
they need it. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries
around the world. For more information, visit Nortel on
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has been presenting the contemporary communication media to its
customers with excitement since 1840.
Turk Telekom is the Europe’s 5th
and the world’s 13th largest fixed telephone operator with its
strong substructure, its increasing and diversifying value-added
services, its capacity to rapidly reflect the continuously changing
and developing technological opportunities on its services, its more
than 40 thousand employees, its branch network of ten thousands, its
business partners and service providers. This enormous institution
of Turkey is the single example in the world which provides fixed
telephone, mobile telephone, data and internet services altogether
to its customers.
Today’s Turk Telekom, which had been founded as “Postahane-i Amirane”
in 1840, has built the first manual telephone exchange with 50 lines
in the Big Post Office of Istanbul in 1909, and has found its
contemporary identity today by keeping pace with the time’s
technological improvements during every period since 1840.
Being the leader of the market with its capability to perceive
customer expectations, its knowledge, and its entrepreneurial and
competitive identity, Turk Telekom had witnessed one of the most
important developments in its history when Oger Telecom had
purchased 55% of Turk Telekom shares after its privatization in
2005. The broadcasting corporation called “Acquisition Monthly” on
which the international investors keeping close tabs had awarded the
privatization regarding the block sale of Turk Telekom as the
“transaction of the year in developing markets” with respect to
mergers and acquisitions. This union has also brought the company
international standards in service mentality.
Turk Telekom group provides integrated telecommunication services
from PSTN, GSM to wide band internet. Turk Telekom group companies
have 17,8 millions of PSTN customers, 5,2 millions of ADSL customers
and 11 million GSM customers as of June 30th, 2008. With its modern
network substructure, covering the whole country, the group
companies offers a wide range of services to its personal and
corporate customers. Turk Telekom, who is the owner of the 99,9% of
shares of the companies TTNET,
AssisTT, is also the owner of 81% of the shares of Avea, which is
one of the three GSM operators in Turkey. Turk Telekom also supports
Albtelecom in Albania. The 55% of the shares of Turk Telekom belongs
to Oger Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. and the 30% of the shares belongs to
Undersecretariat of Treasure of Turkey. The remaining 15% of shares
has been offered to public. Turk Telekom shares has been operated on
through IMKB since