Turkcell, Ericsson collaborate on 5G research and development in Turkey


With an aim to take 5G development ahead, Turkcell, the Turkish Telecommunications Operator, and Ericsson have signed a MoU to collaborate on 5G research and development.

The MoU was signed by Turkcell CEO Kaan Terzioglu and Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg at Ericsson Studio in Stockholm.


The main objective of this MoU is to develop a joint understanding of 5G use cases, requirements and deployment scenarios, as well as evaluate performance and applicability of potential 5G key technology components and business collaboration as to 5G potential research projects.

Turkcell CEO Kaan Terzioglu says; “Turkcell is determined to shape and deploy the most advanced technologies in its footprint. Partnering with Ericsson, we aim to develop a joint understanding of 5G use cases, requirements and deployment scenarios and evaluate the performance of key technology components. 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 Ericsson says; “We are expecting 5G adoption to begin in the near future, hence we are focusing 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.”

5G will evolve the entire future communication eco-system, from devices to mobile access, IP core and into the cloud. Ericsson’s latest 5G test network initiatives focus on the interactions between mobile devices and the radio access network, in both indoor and outdoor circumstances.