August 15, 2011

Turkcell Ranked First Among 53 Countries Globally for 3G Data Download Speed

ISTANBUL, August 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL), the leading communications and
technology company, is delighted to announce that its 3G exchanges (Radio
Network Controllers) have been ranked first in terms of data download speed
in the "International 3G Network Comparison Report" prepared by Ericsson.
Ericsson conducted a benchmark report that depends on statistical results
from 53 different countries among 639 3G exchanges where in terms of data
download speed, 11 of Turkcell's 3G exchanges took place in the top 11
rankings, leaving behind all the operators that participated in this
benchmarking study from Europe & Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the

In evaluating the results, Turkcell Chief Network Operations Officer
Ilter Terzioglu commented that "Our investments in 3G, in which we lead in
the Turkish market, are bearing fruit. With the A-Type license we hold, we
cover 85% of Turkey's population. In terms of 3G High Speed Data Download
rates, Turkcell is the fastest among others, not only in Turkey, but also
globally. The benchmark reported by Ericsson proved that the supreme quality
of Turkcell network provides the best 3G services in the world. We are proud
to deliver the fastest and best quality services to our customers."

Turkcell was placed among the highest rankings based on other criteria
such as the "Minimum Drop Rate", where 9 of Turkcell's exchanges have been
ranked among the top 25, and "Call Completion Rate" where 10 of Turkcell's
exchanges have been ranked among the top 22.

About Turkcell

Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey
with 34.1 million subscribers and a market share of approximately 54% as of
June 30, 2011 (Source: Operator's announcements and excluding the impact of
the change in prepaid churn periods in Q2 2011). Turkcell is a leading
regional player, with market leadership in five of the nine countries in
which it operates with it's approximately 61.7 million subscribers as of
June 30, 2011. The company covers approximately 85% of the Turkish
population through its 3G and 99.07% through its 2G technology supported
network. It has become one of the first among the global operators to have
implemented HSDPA+ and achieved a 42.2 Mbps speed using the HSPA multi
carrier solution. Turkcell reported a TRY2.3 billion (US$1.5 billion) net
revenue with total assets of TRY15.5 billion (US$9.5 billion) as of June 30,
2011. It has been listed on the NYSE and the ISE since July 2000, and is the
only NYSE-listed company in Turkey.

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SOURCE Turkcell