Turkcell LTE 4G test achieves download speed of 135 mbps

Turkcell today said its LTE 4G test in Northern Cyprus saw download speed of 135 mbps against 891 mbps in a laboratory setting earlier.

“Though Turkey does not yet have an officially announced calender for 4G licensing, we follow global LTE trend closely and make our investments in line with the emerging technology both on the network side and on the smartphone side. Our next area of focus is 4G and we will continue to be the leading operator in Turkey in LTE,” said Turkcell CEO Sureyya Ciliv.

Turkey’s telecommunications also unveiled T50, Turkey’s first operator-branded smartphone with 4G as well as the first operator-branded smartphone with wearable accessories.

Turkcell T50 LTE phone

T50 specifications include quad core processor, 5-inch display, Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat OS, 13 MP rear camera featuring HDR, 2MP front camera, etc.

The telecom operator said T50’s wristband T-Fit is multi-functional. It allows for health-tracking via its stepmeter and calorie counter. It also helps improving the quality of sleep through alarm and vibration features.

Turkcell has reached a milestone of 1.5 million own-branded devices sold in Turkey. Of that 1.5 million, 7 out of 10 customers were introduced to a smartphone for the first time.

Turkcell T40, introduced in early 2014, was Turkey’s first locally-designed and locally-produced smartphone. T50 will be partly manufactured in Turkey.

The price of T50 will be $350.

TelecomLead News Team