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Turkcell
Type Public
Founded 1994
Headquarters Istanbul, Turkey
Industry Mobile telecommunications
Products Mobile phone services, mobile phone related goods
Website turkcell.com.tr/en

Turkcell (NYSE: TKC) is a mobile phone operator in Turkey, currently the country's largest. With circa 32 million customers, it has a market share approaching 60 percent. Image File history File links Turkcell. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... This is a list of mobile phone network operating companies. ...


Company background

In February 1994, Turkcell started Turkey's first GSM network. As of December 31, 2006, Turkcell provided services to 32.2 million subscribers. Its competitors are Telsim (purchased by Vodafone in December, 2005) and Avea. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Global System for Mobile communications (GSM: originally from Groupe Spécial Mobile) is the most popular standard for mobile phones in the world. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Telsim is a mobile phone operator in Turkey, currently the countrys second largest. ... Vodafone Group Plc is a mobile network operator headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, England. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Avea is the only GSM 1800 operator in Turkey. ...


Turkcell is the first Turkish company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), where its shares have been traded since July 11, 2000 along with trading on the Istanbul Stock Exchange (IMKB). The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE) ( Turkish: İstanbul Menkul Kıymetler Borsası, İMKB) is the only corporation in Turkey for securities exchange established to provide trading in equities, bonds and bills, revenue-sharing certificates, private sector bonds, foreign securities and real estate certificates as well as international securities. ...


Turkcell's shareholder structure is as follows: 35.28% is held by the Çukurova Group, 42.09% by TeliaSonera, 3.07% by M.V. Group, 2.01% by other, and the free float is 17.55%. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Turkcell also provides GSM services internationally. It has 4.2 million subscribers via Fintur and its affiliates in partnership with TeliaSonera in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Moldova, as of March 31, 2005. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Coverage area

Turkcell provides coverage of an area that, as of March 31, 2007, includes 100% of the population living in cities of 3,000 or more people, 97.21% of the total population, and 80.44% of Turkey's land area. March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Turkcell has international roaming agreements with 503 operators in 192 countries as of June 16, 2006. It claims to have more international GPRS roaming agreements than any other operator (203 operators in 81 countries as of August 5, 2005). is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is a mobile data service available to users of GSM mobile phones. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Hazır Kart

In March 1999, Turkcell launched a prepaid service named "Hazır Kart" (English Translation: Ready Card) for subscribers with lower spending levels, or who preferred to have more incoming than outgoing calls. Hazır Kart subscribers have access to all Turkcell's global GSM services. Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Prepaid refers to services paid for in advance. ...


Sponsorship

Turkcell has been the "Official Communication Sponsor" of the national football and basketball teams since 2002. It also sponsors 14 of the 18 football teams in the Turkish Turkcell Super League. The "Turkcell Football Awards" project was initiated in 2003 to encourage "fair play" by awarding athletes who show fairness, impartiality, and solidarity. First International Turkey 2 - 2 Romania (Istanbul, Turkey; October 26, 1923) Largest win Turkey 7 - 0 Syria (Ankara, Turkey; November 20, 1949) Turkey 7 - 0 South Korea (Geneva, Switzerland; June 20, 1954) Turkey 7 - 0 San Marino (Istanbul, Turkey; November 10, 1996) Worst defeat Poland 8 - 0 Turkey (Chorzow, Poland... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Turkcell Super League (formerly National League, First Football League and First Super League respectively, Turkish: Turkcell Süper Lig) is the top-flight league in Turkish nationwide football, and the most popular sporting competition in the country. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Turkcell also sponsors the Istanbul International Film Festival and co-sponsors the Istanbul International Jazz Festival. Since 1999, Turkcell has supported the restoration of the ancient city walls in Bodrum. The last phase of the project, the restoration of an ancient theater, was completed in June 2003. Istanbul International Film Festival is the first and oldest international film festival in Turkey. ... The Istanbul International Jazz Festival, formerly Istanbul Festival, (Turkish: Uluslararası İstanbul Caz Festivali) is a cultural event held every July in Istanbul, Turkey. ... It has been suggested that Halicarnassus be merged into this article or section. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Turkcell has also continued to sponsor the Bilişim CeBIT event, one of the major information technology fairs in Europe, for the eighth time in 2005. A crowded exhibition hall during CeBIT 2000. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Turkcell's main educational project, "Contemporary Girls of Contemporary Turkey", which started in 2000, grants scholarships to 5,000 young women in less developed parts of the country. The project received international recognition in June 2001, when it won the UK "Institute of Public Relations Excellence Award" and the "Crystal Obelisk Award" from the Foundation of Women Executives in Public Relations in New York in 2002. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... “NY” redirects here. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


References

  • Turkcell homepage in English
  • BBC News article about Telsim purchase, mentions details about Turkcell

  Results from FactBites:
 
Turkcell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (513 words)
Turkcell is the first Turkish company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), where its shares have been traded since July 11, 2000 along with trading on the Istanbul Stock Exchange (IMKB).
Turkcell's shareholder structure is as follows: 40.28% is held by the Çukurova Group, 37.09% by Sonera Holding, 6.07% by M.V. Group, 0.01% by other, and the free float is 16.55%.
Turkcell provides coverage of an area that, as of March 31, 2005, includes 100% of the population living in cities of 10,000 or more people and 99.89% of the population living in cities of 5,000 or more people, 95.91% of the total population, and 75.26% of Turkey's land area.
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