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AzerTelecom signs contract with TTI to build a digital corridor to Europe

AzerTelecom and Türk Telecom International (TTI), the leading telecommunications companies of Azerbaijan and Türkiye, signed a contract to purchase an initial 200 Gbps of transit capacity establishing a foundation of the digital superhighway from Azerbaijan to Europe via Türkiye.

In addition to AzerTelecom’s diversified supply routes via West and North directions, a new partnership with Türk Telecom International builds yet another alternative digital transit corridor in the direction of Türkiye and Europe. The parties already have established cooperation in various communication service exchange, including connectivity with the Nakhchivan region of Azerbaijan via Türkiye for the provision of the Nakhchivan region with stable, seamless, and secure communications services, including data and voice transmission.

The new capacity building and connectivity route is a part of the strategic and large-scale “Digital Silk Way” project of AzerTelecom that aims to build an East-West digital telecommunication corridor through Azerbaijan.

A new partnership with Türk Telecom International is another important regional success for Azerbaijan in increasing accessibility and connectivity between the East and West. The cooperation will open up new opportunities to enhance and improve the resilience of the connectivity services between the countries and in the region during these challenging times.

AzerTelecom is a leading telecommunications wholesale operator in Azerbaijan. The company is a part of NEQSOL Holding, a diversified group of companies operating in eight countries across the energy, telecommunications, hi-tech, and construction industries. AzerTelecom connects Azerbaijan with the global Internet network and provides various advanced services to local and foreign companies in the telecommunications sector.

Türk Telekom International is a leading telecommunication operator in the CEE region, Turkey, Caucasus, Middle-East and Asia. Türk Telekom International provides a full range of Internet/data services, infrastructure, and wholesale voice services to incumbents, alternative carriers, mobile operators, cable TV companies, Internet service providers, and corporate customers.

Türk Telekom International A2P SMS Monetization Service Announcement

Türk Telekom International is adding new products and services that serve today’s telecom needs…
We added the TTI A2P sms monetization service to our services at the beginning of 2022 with the assurance of our know-how, experience and expert staff that we have gained over our many years in the SMS market.
Although the A2P SMS Monetization process is an important source of income for operators in the market with its growing volume, it is time consuming due to regulatory restrictions and fraud-related problems.

Türk Telekom International aims to provide a great source of income with a problem-free flow by designing this service from the beginning to the end for mobile operators suffering from A2P messages coming through local channels

In this context, we are happy to announce that we have a new operator customer who trusts us and delivers the entire A2P SMS monetization process to TTI exclusively. We fully believe that we will achieve great success together with our customer, who has an effective power in the Middle East region…

We will continue seeking new collaborations without slowing down with our openness to innovation, our vision, strength and experience.

Domestically Developed MAYA SD-WAN by ULAK Engineers will Expand Globally with TT International

TT International and ULAK Communications have come together during the Capacity Middle East event, held between 28-31 March, to discuss partnership opportunities to market ULAK’s in house developed uMAYA SD-WAN product to enterprise customers in the international market.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 March 2022 – TT International (“TTI”), the international arm of Türk Telekom Group that handles all international data, wholesale voice and roaming business functions, and ULAK Communications A.S. (“ULAK”) collaborated regarding a new generation SD-WAN solution to meet the needs of international corporate customers. With uMAYA SD-WAN product – developed by ULAK Communication with the utilization of domestic software developed by Turkish engineers – TTI will support its corporate customers in the international market and manage their wide area networks in a secure, cost-oriented, innovative and efficient way.

Developer of Turkey’s first domestically developed 4G/LTE base stations, ULAK is now enabling enterprises to manage their networks with less effort while realizing all the benefits software defined networking has to offer. The uMAYA SD-WAN product includes the multi-tenancy feature needed in the corporate market, as well as critical features such as creating policies at the application level (application aware routing), determining a route to keep the service quality at the desired level, providing advanced record controls, and creating a high availability structure.
TT International offers high quality and full range communication services to its customers in a wide geography stretching from the Far East to Europe with its constantly evolving product portfolio. TTT International will incorporate ULAK SD-WAN into its product portfolio to reach its corporate customers abroad with a home-grown SD-WAN service.

TTI General Manager Şükrü Kutlu: “We are proud and happy to start our extensive work to present the uMAYA SD-WAN solution developed by our Turkish engineers to end users in the international arena and. to offer our customers this product experience within the framework of our cooperation with ULAK Communications. With the synergy we have created between our organizations, I believe we will increase our business impact by adding significant value to the digitalization journey of our customers.

Zafer Orhan, General Manager of ULAK Communications: “As a result of our studies that started many years ago on SDN/NFV technology, which is the basis of 5G; today, we have achieved a very important success with our SD-WAN product, which we launched at the very beginning of SD-WAN commercialization. With TT International’s trust in our capabilities, we are proud to present our uMAYA SD-WAN product to the foreign market for the first time. TTI first started to use the ULAK SD-WAN product in its overseas network and then decided to use this structure in its own customer environments, expressing its trust in us in the best way possible. This cooperation between TTI and ULAK has also started a road to very important successes.

Transtelecom JSC of Kazakhstan and Türk Telekom International of Turkey signed a Memorandum of Cooperation

Transtelecom JSC of Kazakhstan and Türk Telekom International of Turkey have agreed to cooperate within the TransCaspian Fiber Optic (TCFO) projectand signed a corresponding Memorandum. According to the document, TTC and Türk Telekom International will further continue to explore ways to work together to develop and strengthen the mutual cooperation between the Parties regarding the TCFO project. Furthmore, the Parties are also ready to discuss the planned volume of transit communication in the region.

“Accession of the world-class operator such as Türk Telekom International to the project confirms the feasibility and justifies the development of a new promising route that will connect the countries of Southeast Asia and the Middle East. It also provides an opportunity to access the infrastructure of the world’s submarine cable systems and to procure their reservation “, – highlighted Galikhan Mukhamed-Rakhimov who heads the TransCaspian Fiber Optic (TCFO) project in Transtelecom.

Türk Telekom International Group CEO Şükrü Kutlu commented “We are delighted to meet with our counterparts from Transtelecom Kazakhstan to discuss the progress in the region. Especially that of the ‘construction of a FOCL along the bottom of the Caspian Sea’ that is a major regional initiative to establish a transnational fiber-optic backbone targeting primarily the countries of Eurasia from Western Europe to Eastern Asia. Once implemented, the Caspian Sea Cable Project will enable a straight path with lowest latency in the region.Türk Telekom International has a lot to offer in the extension of the project towards Europe and the Middle East with its unique geographical positioning at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Our joint efforts with Transtelecom KZ and other key players in the region can provide a true asset in the region to satisfy the escalating capacity demands with low latency requirements in a secure manner.”

We remind that TCFO is a transcontinental project that aims to construct a fiber-optic communication line along the bottom of the Caspian Sea between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. It will create a digital telecommunications corridor between Europe and Asia.
Project activities are undertaken by Transtelecom JSC, KazTransCom, and Azerbaijani telecom operator Azertelecom.

Türk Telekom International (TTI) activates KAFOS (the Black Sea Fiber Optic System) subsea cable connecting İstanbul and Bucharest

TTI is proud to announce the integration of KAFOS subsea cable connecting Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey via Black Sea to its existing network. KAFOS will boost connectivity and high speed telecommunication capacity between İstanbul and Bucharest and provide critical route diversity.

ISTANBUL, Turkey — March 03, 2021 —  KAFOS (the Black Sea Fiber Optic System) is an unrepeated subsea telecommunications cable system that spans through the Black Sea connecting Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey reaching 504 km in length.

As of January 2021, İstanbul-İğneada-Mangalia-Bucharest section is fully operational and allows TTI to provide 8 Tbit/s capacity between İstanbul and Bucharest. In the next phases Varna section will be added for additional capacity increases.

TTI believes KAFOS subsea cable will have a significant role in providing seamless connectivity between Turkey and Europe, further emphasizing Turkey’s role as a communication hub between East and West and is very proud to integrate the cable system in its network.

For more information, please contact:
Hande Bayrak
CEO Office Coordinator

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