Established in 2006 and based in Dubai, Oger Telecom is a leading emerging market telecommunications service provider managing approximately 42 million lines; with integrated operations in Turkey (55% stake in Türk Telekom) which in turn controls 81% of Avea (third mobile operator in Turkey) and mobile operations in South Africa (75% stake in third mobile operator Cell C). Oger Telecom also owns a major regional ISP (Cyberia) which operates in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Jordan.
• With its modern network, covering the whole country, Turk Telekom Group provides integrated telecommunication services from PSTN, GSM, 3G and value-added services to wide band internet to residential and business customers in Turkey. Turk Telekom, who is the owner of the 99,9% of shares of the companies TTNET, Argela, Innova, Sebit A.S. and AssisTT, is also the owner of 81% of the shares of Avea, which is one of the three GSM operators in Turkey. Turk Telekom also supports Albtelecom in Albania. The 55% of the shares of Turk Telekom belongs to Oger Telekomünikasyon A.S. and the 30% of the shares belongs to Undersecretariat of Treasure of Turkey. The remaining 15% of shares has been offered to public.
Türk Telekom offers PSTN, ISDN and value-added services to residential and business customers in Turkey. As of 31 December 2009, Türk Telekom had approximately 16.5 million fixed lines. Türk Telekom is also a leading provider of ADSL services, through its fully owned subsidiary TTNet, to both residential and business customers. As of 31 December 2009, Türk Telekom had approximately 6.2 million wholesale ADSL connections. For the year ended 31 December 2009, Türk Telekom’s consolidated revenue was TRY 10.6 billion, its net profit for the year was TRY 1.8 billion and it had EBITDA of TRY 4.2 billion.
• Through its 81.12% shareholding in Avea, Türk Telekom also provides mobile communications services in Turkey to approximately 11.8 million mobile customers as of 31 December 2009. Avea offers a wide range of mobile services, including traditional and value-added voice services, international roaming services and data services (including SMS and value-added services). Avea also holds a 3G license in Turkey.
Cell C is the third largest provider of mobile communications services in South Africa, offering services to pre-paid and post-paid customers. Cell C also offers community service telephones (CSTs) to under serviced areas across South Africa. As of 30 September 2009, Cell C had approximately 7.1 million active mobile customers (including CSTs).
Cyberia, which was acquired in 2006 by Oger Telecom, provides dial-up, ADSL, leased line and VPN Internet services, as well as a range of web design and marketing services in KSA, Lebanon, and Jordan.