Hurriyet - Britain’s global telecommunications operator Vodafone is set to make Turkey its regional base to manage its operations in the Middle East and North Africa. The fastest growing company in Vodafone’s European operations, Vodafone Turkey’s success is closely followed in London headquarters, according to Vodafone Turkey’s Chief Technology Officer Jorge Fernandes.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of Vodafone’s Network Operations Center in Istanbul’s Tuzla district, Fernandes said that Turkey, with its high potential and key location, is a crucial country for Vodafone. “Vodafone is carrying out studies to move the management of its Middle Eastern and North African markets to Turkey. These developments are very important for Turkey to become a regional center for Vodafone,” he noted.
Also present at the ceremony, Tayfun Acarer, the Head of Turkey's Internet regulator, the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK), said that Turkey’s data traffic is expected to increase 75-fold over the next five years. Asking for more network investments, Acarer said that Turkey’s telecommunications infrastructure has become more advanced than those of European countries. “More network investments are necessary to accommodate increased data traffic in the near future,” he added.