Türk Telekom’s new head office building, which is home to Türk Telekom’s critical management centers such as Turkey’s largest Cyber Security Center and Network Management Center (NMC), the Center of Excellence and the Crisis Center was opened in Ankara.
Argela obtained a total of 17 patents in the 5G field from the US Patent and Trademark Office through its subsidiary, Netsia.
In line with its focus on investing in early-stage and scalable companies, Türk Telekom established TT Ventures, the first corporate venture capital company in the Turkish telecommunications sector. The company undertook its first investment in Doctor Turkey, one of the first ventures in the field of online health services in Turkey.
In order to increase internet penetration and diversify sales channels, collaborations were made with electricity companies in what was a first in Turkey. Türk Telekom fixed broadband packages and electricity started to be offered from a single point.
Türk Telekom was selected as “Turkey’s most valuable telecommunications brand” for the tenth time in a row in the “Telecoms 500”, a ranking published annually by the international brand valuation company, Brand Finance.
The trademark of Türk Telekom’s mobile communication company, Avea, was changed to TT Mobil İletisim in order to be consistent with the company’s single brand perception.
A cooperation protocol was signed between Türk Telekom, Turkcell, Vodafone, Türksat and Telkoder for “Leasing of Fixed Electronic Communication Infrastructure”. The protocol is aimed at ensuring the effective use of fixed infrastructure, minimizing duplicate investments, accelerating new investments, offering a high-level customer experience and managing environmental issues more effectively.
In order to expand the mobile infrastructure, first pilot project for active mobile network sharing, which includes network expansion and site consolidation in Zonguldak, were completed successfully.
With the goal of becoming the data hub in Turkey and the region, Türk Telekom opened its largest data center in Esenyurt, Istanbul. The number of Türk Telekom data centers increased to seven.
The Turkey Football Federation started to use the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system in the Super League thanks to the MTN (Media Transport Network) infrastructure - a new technology which Türk Telekom was the first operator to utilize.
Türk Telekom purchased the broadcasting rights of the Turkey Basketball Super League and All Star games, which are among Europe’s most valuable three leagues, and the Women’s Basketball Super League, the Women’s and Men’s Turkish Cup games for three seasons starting from the 2018-2019 season. The games will be broadcast exclusively from Tivibu for three seasons.
Türk Telekom’s live mobile knowledge quiz program, “Eleq”, offering monetary prizes started broadcasting.
On 21 December 2018, 55% of the shares held by Ojer Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. (“OTAŞ”) in Türk Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. were transferred to Levent Yapılandırma Yönetimi A.Ş. (LYY), which is a special purpose vehicle, whose shareholders are the creditor banks that provided loans to OTAŞ.