SOURCE: Funambol

Funambol

February 20, 2014 09:00 ET

Turkcell Launches Personal Cloud Service Powered by Funambol

Enables Millions of Subscribers to Secure, Sync and Share Mobile Content via the Cloud

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2014) - Funambol, the leading provider of white-label personal cloud solutions, today announced that Turkcell, the leading telecom and technology company of Turkey, with ~35M subscribers in Turkey and ~71M globally, launched its personal cloud service powered by Funambol. The Turkcell personal cloud service automatically secures personal content such as pictures, videos and music in the cloud, syncs it across mobile devices and computers, and enables content to be shared. It is embedded in Turkcell's T40 branded smartphone and is available for all mobile phones and computers on Turkcell's network. Turkcell selected Funambol due to its best-in-class capabilities, broad device coverage and flexibility.

"Photos and videos take up a big space in our phones and tablets. As we collect our memories in our smart devices, our need for storage and for the ability to share these moments with our loved ones increase as well. The Turkcell personal cloud service powered by Funambol will help our customers securely store and organize their digital memories. It is a service that strengthens Turkcell's position as an innovative provider of mobile technology," said Tahsin Akar, Director of Consumer Mobile Services at Turkcell.

The wireless market in Turkey has evolved into one of the most advanced in the world. Turkcell found that Funambol lead the market via its focus on simplifying people's digital lives, rather than just offering generic file sync and share.

"Turkcell is one of the most advanced mobile operators in the world," said Amit Chawla, Funambol CEO. "We are pleased that Turkcell launched it personal cloud solution using Funambol. We look forward to helping Turkcell reinforce its reputation of offering innovative mobile services."

About Funambol

Funambol is the leading provider of white-label personal cloud solutions. Funambol solutions have been deployed by leading mobile providers, including operators, device makers, content providers and system integrators. For more information, visit http://www.funambol.com.

About Turkcell

Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, with 35M subscribers as of September 30, 2013. Turkcell is a leading regional player, with market leadership in five of the nine countries in which it operates with its approximately 71M subscribers as of September 30, 2013. It has become one of the first among global operators to have implemented HSPA+. It has achieved up to 43.2 Mbps speed using Dual Carrier technology, and is continuously working to provide the latest technology to customers. Turkcell Superonline, a wholly owned subsidiary of Turkcell, is the one and only telecom operator to offer households fiber broadband connection at speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps in Turkey. As of June 30, 2013, Turkcell's population coverage is at 99.35% in 2G and 85.43% in 3G. Turkcell reported TRY3.0 billion (US$1.5 billion) in revenues with total assets of TRY20.5 billion (US$10.1 billion) as of September 30, 2013. It has been listed on the NYSE and the ISE since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. Read more at www.turkcell.com.tr

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