Turk Telecom has awarded NEC with DSL contract.

The new platform will enable Turkey Telecom to provide DSL services to residential and business customers for the first time, substantially increasing the carrier’s provision of broadband internet services. As a result of strong demand for broadband in Turkey, the carrier has already received orders and expects to add to this initial installation of 60,000 services with a further 200,000 services in the near future. TTI will consider further extension of services as it analyses ongoing demand. The worldwide market continues to see rapid broadband growth, particularly in areas such as Asia and the Middle East, and we expect this trend to continue well into 2005.

With this contract, NEC achieves a milestone of exports of five million DSL lines. NEC and NEC Australia’s expertise in broadband technologies and ability to deliver competitive offerings have allowed NEC to successfully capture this market position. There is no doubt that competitive broadband solutions will remain a substantial business opportunity in the world. NEC is tracking easily to achieve seven million services by the first quarter of 2004.

According to the latest RHK’s research, NEC’s DSLAM port shipment share is the number 2 in worldwide market in 2002. This contract, which is being provided through Turkish-based systems integrator Meteksan, follows recent wins with SingTel and Malaysia Telekom.

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