8/22/2008

Elephant Talk to enter Turkish market

PRNewswire-FirstCall - Elephant Talk Communications, Inc. an international telecom and multimedia content distributor, has obtained board approval to expand its international telecom network and converged services for information and communication technologies (ICTs) into Turkey. "Turkey's large population of 70 million, the country's liberalizing telecom market, and its bridge position between continents provides interesting opportunities for Elephant Talk," said CEO Steven van der Velden. In addition to providing its wide range of telecom services to the attractive local market, Elephant Talk (ET) will also use this latest addition to service its current customer base wanting to expand into new and emerging markets. "We expect Turkey to become one of the more important markets for Elephant Talk, considering ET's relatively early entry into the market, the sizeable mobile market and ET's advanced MVNE/MVNO propositions," Mr. Van der Velden explains. "This is a natural extension of ET's current presence in nine countries in continental Europe as well as our presence in Bahrain in the Middle East."