Turkcell, Turkey’s largest cellco by subscribers, has announced that it will introduce Dual Carrier technology, cementing its place as one of just ten companies in the world using the technology commercially, according to the company. After the integration of the technology, Turkcell’s 3G network will be able to support mobile internet speeds of up to 43.2Mbps. DC-HSDPA technology – which enables the use of two frequencies simultaneously – is expected to double the speed at which Turkcell subscribers are able to access the company’s mobile internet services via smart phones and compatible modems.
Ilter Terzioglu, Turkcell’s chief network operations officer, commented: ‘Turkcell will continue to invest in the latest technology and allow our customers to enjoy a very high speed, high quality mobile internet experience. Mobile internet becomes even more meaningful with ’instant access’ and Dual Carrier technology is a new advance in 3G/HSDPA technology, which significantly increases the maximum speed available to customers. We will complete the update of our network as soon as possible. We will soon double mobile internet speed, allowing our subscribers to use Turkcell 3G VINN at 43.2Mbps. We are aiming to achieve higher mobile internet revenues in accordance with the increasing smart phones as well as the higher data usage at faster speeds’.