|[July 14, 2014]
Turkcell Announces Connected Car Platform for More Access to Information and Fun on the Go
ISTANBUL --(Business Wire)--
Turkcell (News - Alert) (NYSE:TKC) (BIST:TCELL), Turkey's leading telecommunications
and technology company, announced Turkey's first Connected Car Platform.
The platform connects the car and its driver to mobile internet and
essential location-based services, enriching the driving experience.
"Turkcell's Chief Corporate Business Officer Selen Kocabas and Chief Corporate Marketing Officer Yigit Kulabas introduced Turkcell's Connected Car Platform with a press conference at Turkcell Headquarters in Istanbul." (Photo: Business Wire)
Turkcell's Connected Car Platform, which will be available in select
Subaru and Volvo models in Turkey as of August 1st, offers an
infotainment screen that works online. The driver can connect to vital
information and entertainment under three categories: Navigation,
Internet, Roadside Assistance. Through this menu, Turkcell Connected Car
platform allows the driver to:
Track traffic in real time and optimize the route.
Locate and get directions to parking lots, pharmacies and gas stations.
Get real time financial updates and locate nearby ATMs of partnering
banks. Garanti Bank of Turkey is the first partner of the platform.
Share the car's own location information with friends, colleagues and
Stay connected to social network platforms while ensuring safety in
traffic. Social media access shuts down automatically when the driving
speed exceeds 10 km/hr.
Enjoy music online with Turkcell' live music streaming service Fizy
which includes 3 million song alternatives.
Speaking at the press conference where the Platform was introduced,
Selen Kocabas, Turkcell's Chief Corporate Business Officer underlined
Turkcell's leading role in M2M technologies. "Turkcell launched the
first M2M SIM card in Turkey in 2011. Today, 2 out of every 3 M2M SIM
cards in Turkey are issued by Turkcell. We were the first company to
open M2M call center. We are excited to add another first to our M2M
offerings with Turkcell's Connected Car Platform that integrates drivers
into the car ecosystem." said Kocabas.
Yigit Kulabas, Turkcell's Chief Corporate Marketing Officer, emphasized
the need for localized M2M products in Turkey. "With its Connected Car
Platform, Turkcell once again proves its global perspective in making
technological solutions available to its customers. This product also
fills an important void in the Turkish market - not many connected car
solutions serve local needs. With this Platform, Turkcell localizes the
essential information on internet for drivers through a user-friendly
interface offering great customer experience."
As Turkey's leading M2M solutions provider, Turkcell already has a
strong presence in the smart vehicle market. Turkcell's tracking
products are used in more than 500 thousand, mostly commercial,
vehicles, making Turkcell the top operator in Europe in vehicle tracking
in one country. Through route and fuel optimization, Turkcell helped
Turkish economy save 500 Million USD in 2013. Connected Car Platform is
Turkcell's first M2M solution that is geared primarily towards passenger
ABOUT TURKCELL: Turkcell is the leading communications and
technology company in Turkey, with 34.8 million subscribers as of March
31, 2014. Turkcell is a leading regional player with its approximately
70.1 million subscribers in nine countries as of March 31, 2014. It has
become one of the first among the global operators to have implemented
HSPA+. It has achieved up to 43.2 Mbps speed using the Dual Carrier
technology, and is continuously working to provide the latest technology
to its customers. Turkcell Superonline (News - Alert), a wholly owned subsidiary of
Turkcell, is the first telecom operator to offer households fiber
broadband connection at speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps in Turkey. As of
December 2013, Turkcell's population coverage is at 99.49% in 2G and
86.17% in 3G. Turkcell reported a TRY2.9 billion (US$1.3 billion)
revenue with total assets of TRY21.5 billion (US$9.8 billion) as of
March 31, 2014. It has been listed on the NYSE and the BIST since July
2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. Read more at www.turkcell.com.tr
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