You can’t defend the slow network

You can’t defend the slow network

In the technology world in Turkey there are lots of complaints flying around these days, and even some legal cases. The technology firms and the regulative authorities sue each other about the fast networks. It seems that the competition and the “autonomous” authority the BTK don’t want us to learn that 4G technology is readily available.

Last week, the BTK complained about Turkcell’s 4G demo that was open to journalists. They also issued a warning that no Telecom Operator should boast about the speed of their connection. The warning came to Turkcell and Vodafone.

Furthermore, Avea opened a case against Turkcell about its advertisements. PC Net did a test and, according to the results, Turkcell’s network is the fastest 3G service in Turkey, followed by Avea and Vodafone.

I find it rather amusing that the BTK and the competition can only resort to silence the technology leader in a specific field. I love Avea and Vodafone as much as I love Turkcell, and I also think Turkcell had done many things wrong in the past, but in this case I am siding with them.

It is very absurd that there is an attempt to prevent a company from advertising its strengths. What will a company advertise if not the area in which it mightily beats its opponents?

It is a public crime to prevent such an advertisement, because it means that you are trying to prevent the public from learning that a speedier connection rate is possible with the given prices.

Meanwhile, in Azerbaijan 4G is already installed. The advertisement is as follows: “4G, something that neither Paris nor Istanbul have is in Baku.”

Known as the fourth generation mobile communications technology, 4G provides access to the network with high-speed Internet up to 100 Mbps and also creates a chance for super speed on data transfer. In the initial stage, Azercell’s 4G network will cover the downtown area and the Seaside National Park in Baku. The network will operate on a 1800 MHz frequency and the speed for data transfer will be up to 100 Mb per second.

Turkey converted to 3G almost five years after every other country, are we going to be left behind again?

A recent press release reads thus: “Another interesting fact is that, apart from some Nordic and Baltic countries, 4G technology has not been widely introduced so far. Up to date it has not been fully launched even in developed European countries, including Turkey, France, Italy and Spain.”

I don’t want Turkey to be included in a press release that starts with “another interesting fact.”
I want 4G and beyond. right here. Right now.