Vodafone Turkey has secured 82.8 MHz of spectrum for enhanced mobile data and voice services in the Information and Communication Technology Authority’s auction for a total cost of €778 million (£568 million).
Vodafone Turkey has acquired rights to:
- 2 x 10 MHz in the 800 MHz band;
- 2 x 1.4 MHz in the 900 MHz band;
- 2 x 10 MHz in the 1800 MHz band and
- 2 x 15 MHz and 1 x 10 MHz in the 2600 MHz band.
The spectrum acquired will enable Vodafone Turkey to improve significantly the speed, coverage and capacity of its mobile data services. The overall quantity of spectrum bought will allow Vodafone Turkey to offer enhanced 4G+ data speeds using LTE Advanced technology. The spectrum will be available until April 2029.
Vodafone Turkey has the following spectrum holdings before and after the auction:
|Existing Holding||Purchased||Post Purchase|
|800 MHz||2 x 10 MHz||Paired||2 x 10 MHz||Paired|
|900 MHz||2 x 11 MHz||Paired||2 x 1.4 MHz||Paired||2 x 1.4 MHz||Paired|
|1800 MHz||2 x 10 MHz||Paired||2 x 10 MHz||Paired|
|2100 MHz||1 x 5 MHz||Unpaired||1 x 5 MHz||Unpaired|
|2600 MHz||1 x 10 MHz||Unpaired||1 x 10 MHz||Unpaired|
Notes for editors
Exchange rate £1.00: €1.37
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Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 55 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 June 2015, Vodafone had 449 million mobile customers and 12 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.
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