Established in 1996, TurkNet operates its own nationwide IP-MPLS backbone, and has PoPs in all of Turkey’s major cities. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, TurkNet is Turkey’s sixth-largest fixed broadband provider by subscribers, while in the fixed voice telephony market it currently has the second largest user base in the country, albeit a long way behind dominant fixed line operator Turk Telekom.
Turkish broadband operator TurkNet has implemented Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment and solutions from Zyxel Communications to connect subscribers with greater bandwidth and faster speeds. TurkNet CTO Mustafa Ucar said: ‘Zyxel’s Fibre Access Solution offers a variety of different connectivity options. This gives us the flexibility to easily deploy services on GPON, Active Fibre solutions with OLT, ONU/ONT and active fibre gateways included in our roadmap.’ Having previous experience with Zyxel’s DSL solutions, a press release adds that TurkNet selected Zyxel because its fixed line CPE is equipped for both DSL and fibre services, which ‘gave TurkNet additional flexibility as it transitions towards a fibre network and offers innovative products for subscribers’.