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Turkcell to spend US1.6B on 3G, names suppliers

Turkey’s largest mobile operator Turkcell has said it will spend US$1.6 billion this year rolling out its first 3G networks in the country.

Turkcell bids for mobile/fixed license in Tunisia

Turkcell, Turkey’s largest mobile operator, has made a bid for a combined mobile and fixed-line license in Tunisia. According to a Reuters report, Turkcell confirmed its bid in a statement to the Istanbul Stock Exchange this week.

France Telecom bids for Tunisian fixed/mobile license

France Telecom has joined Turkcell in bidding for a license to provide fixed and 2G/3G mobile services in Tunisia, notes Telecompaper.

Turkcell to launch mobile wallet

Turkey’s Turkcell is planning to launch a mobile wallet service before the end of next year, reports Cellular News.

BSNL drops plan to bid for Tunisian license

India’s BSNL has dropped plans to bid for a unified fixed/mobile telecoms license in Tunisia because the potential returns are not high enough, reports TeleGeography.

Turkcell signs-up Alcatel-Lucent for 3G upgrade

Alcatel-Lucent has announced that it has been selected by Turkish mobile operator Turkcell to upgrade its 3G operations to a nationwide all-IP transmission network, reports Telegeography.

Turkish operators hint at 3G network-sharing

Turkcell, Turkey’s largest mobile operator, is keen to share infrastructure with its domestic rivals to support 3G rollout in the country, Turkcell’s CEO hinted this week.

Vodafone appoints director of mobile payments

Cellular News notes that Vodafone Group has announced the appointment of a director of mobile payments.