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Turkcell upgrades mobile broadband network

Turkey's leading mobile operator paves way for 4G tech with latest upgrade

Turkcell has already undertaken some LTE tests.
Turkcell has already undertaken some LTE tests.

Turkey's biggest mobile operator Turkcell has deployed a next generation IP network based on Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) platform.

Turkcell invested in the network to help manage its 3G traffic and to "build the foundation" for the next-generation mobile Internet in Turkey, according to US networking giant, Cisco.

Turkcell recently tested enhanced mobile services using Cisco CRS, achieving download speeds of up to 42.2 megabits per second. The operator also tested LTE at speeds of up to 170Mbps.

By upgrading its core network with CRS, Turkcell will be able to launch value-added services such as mobile TV, video on demand (VoD) and media-rich applications, paving the way for future 4G services.