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.

Turkey, Turk Telekom,


Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.