Turkish operator Turkcell has launched a SIM-based mobile wallet that works on smartphones, using a native application, as well as feature phones. It also supports contactless payment on NFC-enabled phones.
Turkish operator Turkcell and SIM card and mobile security solutions provider Gemalto have each found themselves at the hearts of two mobile payment projects that promise to transform the transport and retail sectors in Turkey and the USA respectively.
Turkish mobile operator Turkcell has teamed up with the country’s football association to sell tickets to its subscribers to watch the national team play. More than 2,000 ticket transactions were processed using Turkcell’s Smart Ticket application.
Turkish operator Turkcell has enlisted HP to deliver a cloud services platform, so the carrier can sell on ‘as a service’ offerings to its business customers.
Nordic operator TeliaSonera has announced that it is to increase its ownership in GSM Kazakhstan, which operates under the brand Kcell, and lead an IPO for the carrier in 2012. Kcell is the clear leader in the central Asian market, with 10.1 million customers at the end of 3Q11, according to Informa’s WCIS Plus service.
Poland’s second largest carrier, Polkomtel, has been sold to media mogul and Forbes rich-list regular Zygmunt Solorz-Zak for a reported €4.5bn. The sale brings an end to what’s been a fairly lengthy saga; the telco’s multiple shareholders have been looking to sell the company for several years but opportunities for a clean sale were regularly marred by in-fighting and disagreement over how the sale should proceed.
Europe’s third-largest operator in subscriber terms, Turkcell, has announced its intention to expand into the European market, starting with Germany in April this year. As part of the newly formed subsidiary Turkcell Europe, the German venture will involve the launch of 1200 retail locations and will initially target Turkish citizens living and travelling in Germany with pre-and-postpaid offerings.
Nordic carriers TeliaSonera and Telenor and Turkish operator Turkcell are among the shortlisted bidders for Polish operator Polokomtel, according to reports in the Polish media. Also said to be on the shortlist is a bid from Polish media mogul and Forbes rich-list regular, Zygmunt Solorz-Zak.
Turkish operator Turkcell has joined the FreeMove Alliance, the mobile alliance between Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile, Orange/France Telecom, TeliaSonera and TIM (Telecom Italia Group).
Turkish operator Turkcell has become the first operator in the world to integrate its own location-based mobile application to Windows Live Messenger. The application is “Gezenzi”, a location-based Web 2.0 micro-blogging platform.
Gezenzi is a permission-based service enabling members to use a Gezenzi map to exchange information about places.
Turkish operator Turkcell has announced a five-year wholesale agreement with German incumbent Deutsche Telekom to offer mobile services in the market. Turkcell has set up a subsidiary called Turkcell Europe and plans to offer services in Germany from early 2011, focusing on the Turkish population living in the country.
Nordic operator TeliaSonera and Russian conglomerate Altimo (formerly known as the Alfa Group) were playing happy families this week, agreeing to combine their telecoms assets in Turkey and Russia.
Slovenian carrier Telekom Slovenije has beaten Turkcell to the punch, snapping up Macedonian mobile operator Cosmofon for Eur190m.
Turkish operator Turkcell said Friday that it has made a binding offer for Macedonian mobile operator Cosmofon.
Turkey’s leading mobile operator, Turkcell, said Monday that it has won the auction for the country’s biggest 3G frequency licence, paying out Eur358m for 40MHz of spectrum. The auction was the Turkish government’s second attempt to sell off nationwide 3G licenses, after a cancelled auction in 2007 in which Turkcell was the only bidder. This [...]