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Türk Telekom's Tivibu WebTV service attracts 110,000 users in first month

Turk Telekom
Wednesday 31 March 10

Türk Telekom, one of the world’s largest fixed line operators and Turkey’s leading communication and convergence technologies company, reached more than 110,000 subscribers in its first month with new webTV product Tivibu. Launched though Türk Telekom Group’s broadband operator TTNET on February 24th, Tivibu offers television and cinema experiences to the users of its high-speed broadband service. WebTV does not require the user to have a fixed location or a set-top-box: a webTV account and a broadband connection are enough to use the service. The [free to download] software and the middleware for Tivibu…

Türk Telekom, one of the world’s largest fixed line operators and Turkey’s leading communication and convergence technologies company, reached more than 110,000 subscribers in its first month with new webTV product Tivibu. Launched though Türk Telekom Group’s broadband operator TTNET on February 24th, Tivibu offers television and cinema experiences to the users of its high-speed broadband service.

WebTV does not require the user to have a fixed location or a set-top-box: a webTV account and a broadband connection are enough to use the service. The [free to download] software and the middleware for Tivibu, have been developed by Argela, one of Türk Telekom Group's technology companies. Argela provides global telecom operators with distinguished and innovative turn-key solutions including fixed-mobile convergence solutions, IMS Applications, Intelligent Networks and Service Delivery Framework. Türk Telekom has combined the industry leading skills of both Argela and TTNET to meet the communication and entertainment needs and desires of its customers.

Tivibu as a webTV solution independent of time and place, not only offers main broadband services but also other functionalities such as Pause Live TV, Time Shift TV and Catch Up TV as well as Video-On-Demand (subject to subscription). With this technology the customers will also have access to a variety of content including domestic and foreign movies, popular TV series, documentaries, and children’s, lifestyle, and entertainment programs. Viewers will have the opportunity to watch those whenever they like within the same week.

With Argela’s unicast Catch-Up TV application, Tivibu will capture TV programs and store them on the content storage areas within the network. Those captured programs will be available to subscribers via Content-On-Demand at a later time though an operator interface. The service will allow the recording of a number of programs or channels by users. With such features, Tivibu will be a one-stop-shop for entertainment and communication and will continue to evolve with new content and features, bringing cinema and television and communication together and making them portable.


About Türk Telekomünikasyon A.S.
Türk Telekom which is Turkey’s leading telecommunications and convergence company provides integrated telecommunications services from fixed line and GSM to broadband Internet. Türk Telekom group of companies has 16.5 million fixed line, 6.2 million ADSL line and 11.8 million GSM subscribers as of December 31, 2009. The company provides a large profile of services to its individual and corporate customers in Turkey with its modern network infrastructure spread throughout the country. Owning shares of 99.9% at its companies TTNET, Argela, Innova, Sebit, Sobee and AssisTT, Türk Telekom also possess 81.4% shares at Avea which is one the three GSM operators in Turkey. In addition to that, Türk Telekom has indirect minority shares at Albtelecom which is a telecom operator based in Albania. Türk Telekom’s shares are owned by Ojer Telekomünikasyon A.S. by 55% while 38% of its shares belong to Turkish Undersecretariat of Treasury. The remaining 15% of shares have been offered to the public. Türk Telekom’s shares are traded in IMKB (Istanbul Stock Exchange Market) since May 2008.

About TTNET

With more than 5.7 million subscribers, TTNET offers the communication technologies of today and tomorrow. TTNET meets its customers’ evolving communication needs with its corporate and individual services that are efficient and continuously being developed. TTNET provides high technology broadband services (ADSL/VDSL2); WiFi (wireless Internet access); TTNET WiFi access abroad service in cooperation with iPass; 3G Mobile Internet access services in cooperation with Avea; G.SHDSL; Metro Ethernet; ATM and Frame Relay internet access services to its customers in 81 provinces in Turkey.

For more information please visit www.ttnet.com.tr


About Argela

Argela collaborates with telecom operators around the world to help them increase their revenue and customer satisfaction; contain their costs, and decrease churn through distinguished and innovative turn-key solutions including, but not limited to, fixed-mobile convergence, Argela ADz-on advertising platform, Web TV, intelligent network (IN) applications and femtocell.
Argela combines its extensive telecom expertise with its high energy and ultimate passion to add value to its customers’ businesses.

For more information, please visit www.argela.com.


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