Türk Telekom company applies for 10 patents in US for 5G technologies
ISTANBULTürk Telekom’s Argela has applied for 10 patents for 5G technologies in the United States, said the company in a press release on Nov. 20.
“We’ll make around 20 billion Turkish Liras of investments by the end of 2015 to speed up the digital transformation of Turkey. Most of these investments are made on research and development projects… Recent patent applications by Argela to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office [USPTO] on 5G technologies have shown our position in the world as one of the leading companies in new generation technologies,” said Türk Telekom Group CEO Rami Aslan.
One project of Argelan, dubbed ProgRAN, has also become of the two projects in the category of innovation in “network functions virtualization” to reach the finals in the 2015 LTE North America Awards, one of the leading awards in the world on 5G technologies, said the company.
Turkey’s existing three mobile operators, Turkcell, Vodafone and Avea, owned by Türk Telekom, won the rights to said 4.5G network, in a tender issued by the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) this year.
Avea will pay around 1 billion euros plus taxes for all the frequencies it acquired in the tender.