Turkish government inks 4G deal

9 Apr 2013

Aselsan Elektronik Sanayi & Ticaret in partnership with Netas Telekomunikasyon and Turk Telekom’s Argela software unit have signed a USD46.8 million contract with the Turkish government to build a 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network designed for civilian and military use. The system is expected to lead to theoretical download speeds of 100Mbps compared to the current 10Mbps-40Mbps offered by 3G technologies.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, the first LTE tests in Turkey were performed by local operator Turkcell in May 2010. At a later trial in April 2012 Turkcell’s transmission speeds surpassed 100Mbps.

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