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Turkcell Extends Partnership with Huawei to Cover Development of 5G and IoT

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Turkcell and Huawei have announced to expand their relationship in developing 5G technologies and to intensify joint efforts in R&D and domestic production. The companies have been working closely to develop 4.5G and 5G technologies since 2015.

The cooperation agreement made between two companies involves innovations on IoT, smart cities applications and local production in 4.5 G.

In accordance with the protocol signed two years ago in China, Turkcell and Huawei have begun cooperating to improve local production and 4.5 G and 5G technologies and they have taken an important step to expand cooperation last week in China. The two companies will intensify their efforts in developing domestic technology in the coming period and accelerate their joint R&D work in Turkey. The cooperation between two companies is designed to set up joint teams for the realization of smart cities using domestic production and software.

The agreement also provides intensifying joint R&D efforts, requires the two companies to begin searching the ways of making the trade in Yuan. The two companies who decided to set up joint teams to work for the improvement of local technologies in Turkey, from now on will also jointly carry out standardization works of IoT. IoT has a vital importance in smart cities applications.

Ahmet Akca, Turkcell Chairman of Board of Directors
As Turkcell, we are making long-term collaborations in order to bring Turkey to a level that produces and develops its own technology. We believe that developing domestic technology in 4.5G and, 5G is an important opportunity for our country to make a new leap forward not only in technology but also in economy. 

Tian Feng, SVP, Huawei 
We will increase our investment in Turkey, enable Huawei Turkey R&D center not only serve Turkey, but also make fully use of Turkey's unique geographical advantages, covering other countries in Europe and Asia, and deeply involved in the development of Turkey ICT industry.

Ray is The Fast Mode's editor and content director. Ray has covered the wireless industry as a writer for more than 10 years, focusing on technology and business aspects of the telecoms sector. Ray can be reached at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com. Follow Ray at linkedin.com/in/raysharma10

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