TTI picks DE-CIX Istanbul as its IXP in Turkey

04 March 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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Türk Telekom International (TTI) has expanded its collaboration in Turkey with DE-CIX Istanbul with global internet exchange services.

TTI has become an authorised reseller of DE-CIX Istanbul products and services and joined the DE-CIX Istanbul platform for internet exchange services.

Active in the Turkish market and currently operating within five data centres and more than 20 connected networks, DE-CIX Istanbul will become the internet exchange point (IXP) of Türk Telekom International in Turkey with its services, particularly in internet exchange and cloud services.

“We believe that the corporation with DE-CIX Istanbul will provide a valuable asset to further expand our business in the region,” said Mehmet Toros, CEO of Türk Telekom International (pictured).

“This agreement also underlines TTI’s commitment to position Istanbul as the regional data hub. In today’s competitive telecommunication market, it is very important to include alternative services to provide complete commercial offerings, and this is a very good example.”

Offering a vast range of services including wholesale as well as telecommunication service offerings to alternative carriers, mobile operators, cable TV companies, internet service providers and corporate customers such as internet/data services, infrastructure and voice services, Türk Telekom International will now entrust DE-CIX Istanbul with the quality and safety of its internet traffic in Turkey.

Commenting on this collaboration, Bülent Şen, DE-CIX Turkey regional director, added: “Türk Telekom International is an organisation that operates not only in our country but also from Europe to Asia in internet / data services. With its experience and vision, I am sure that it will play a major role in expanding the DE-CIX products and services as our authorised dealer. Our global collaboration will now expand to Turkey and it is a major step towards bringing the internet services to the quality Turkey deserves. This move will be the first of many new steps within the region in terms of the Internet exchange point services.”