Turkcell and Ericsson partner on 5G R&D

14 July 2015 |


Turkcell and Ericsson have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on 5G research and development.

The aim of the MoU is to develop a joint understanding of 5G use cases, requirements and deployment scenarios, as well as evaluate the performance and applicability of potential 5G key technology components.

“Turkcell is determined to shape and deploy the most advanced technologies in its footprint,” said Kaan Terzioglu, CEO of Turkcell. “This collaboration will enable us to address the needs and expectations of consumers and corporate customers from various industries. We will continue to work closely with our partners in the 5G arena.”

Hans Vestberg, president and CEO of Erisson, said the vendor is focussing on the ways in which the industry will adopt the 5G standard globally to deliver capabilities and services beyond the mainstream 4G offerings. 

“With operator cooperation’s like this, we bring research into the live test networks which give us valuable insights,” said Vestberg. 

Earlier this month, Turkcell signed a framework agreement with Turkish defence industries company Aselsan to develop projects in 5G technologies.