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Press Release -- June 21st, 2016
Source: DE-CIX

TurkNet cooperates with DE-CIX Istanbul

DE-CIX Istanbul Internet Exchange expands to TurkNet data center. Turknet connects its network to DE-CIX Istanbul to improve the quality of its Internet traffic.

New York, NY – June 21, 2016 – Having celebrated its 20th anniversary in the telecommunications industry, TurkNet, the leading, new-generation telecom operator in Turkey, carries on with its ever-increasing investments. With aims to provide the highest quality infrastructure to its customers, TurkNet has signed a cooperative agreement with DE-CIX Istanbul, the world’s leading Internet exchange operator.

DE-CIX Istanbul is a carrier- and data-center-neutral Internet exchange distributed across data centers throughout the Istanbul metro. DE-CIX Istanbul’s Internet exchange provides IP interconnection (“peering”) for the entire Internet ecosystem, which includes hosting companies, content delivery networks and operators of broadband Internet access. DE-CIX Istanbul delivers carrier and data-center-neutral Internet exchange services for Internet service providers (ISPs) from Turkey, the Balcans, the Caucasus region, Persia and the Middle East.

Under the agreement, DE-CIX Istanbul will extend its setup to the TurkNet data center in Gayrettepe. As such, DE-CIX continues to add data center sites to expand the coverage of the exchange and will increase its utility to the Internet peering industry in Turkey and the region. With the additional TurkNet site, DE-CIX Istanbul will be available at five enabled sites in Istanbul and at more than 20 access points in Ankara, Bursa and Izmir, offering a platform which interconnects hosting companies, content delivery networks and all kinds of Internet service providers.

Additionally, TurkNet joins DE-CIX Istanbul. By connecting its Internet traffic to the DE-CIX peering and interconnection fabric in Istanbul, TurkNet will be able to strengthen its ability to offer uninterrupted Internet service to its customers.

“As a member of the Turkish Network Alliance Platform, we established our strategy based on redundancy and ever-increasing quality. After launching direct exchanges with Facebook and Google in previous months, the agreement with DE-CIX represents another crucial step toward achieving our strategy. By carrying our Internet traffic to DE-CIX’s Internet exchange point in Istanbul, we will continue to increase our traffic quality. We plan to strengthen our network with similar collaborations in the near future,” says Cem Çelebiler, General Manager of TurkNet.

“Since DE-CIX Istanbul’s start of operations in 2015, we have established a significant footprint in the Istanbul metro region. Every new enabled site, including TurkNet’s data center, increases the access points for other networks to join the exchange.  With every new network, the networks’ IP quality is enhanced, as is the end-user Internet experience,” explains Bülent Şen, DE-CIX regional director of Turkey.

“The agreement with TurkNet adds an essential site with a significant amount of carriers and ISPs to our metro footprint, and we are delighted to have them on board,” Şen notes.

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About TurkNet
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, TurkNet is Turkey’s largest independent fixed-line telecoms service provider offering broadband Internet access, long distance telephony, corporate telecom, wholesale and hosting services. TurkNet is an infrastructure-based operator, and has been a leader in the Turkish telecoms market in building a national IP/MPLS backbone, deploying Bitstream access and Local Loop Unbundling, as well as building its own fiber optic network. Since YE 2013, TurkNet has more than doubled its subscriber base and market share in the residential broadband segment, having become the top alternative operator in Turkey’s telecom industry. In line with its growth in the residential broadband segment, TurkNet successfully captured market share in the fixed line segment from other alternative operators and has become the third operator in the market as of YE 2015.

About DE-CIX Istanbul
DE-CIX Istanbul is a carrier and data center-neutral Internet exchange distributed across multiple data centers in Istanbul and also available in data centers in Ankara, Bursa and Izmir. The exchange offers Internet service providers a neutral interconnection point to get more control over their IP routing, boost their users’ Internet experience and save network costs.

Founded in 1995, DE-CIX is the leading operator of Ethernet-based carrier and ISP interconnection (Peering) worldwide. More than 800 ISPs from over 60 countries use DE-CIX to handle a large fraction of their Internet traffic in Europe, North America and the Middle East. DE-CIX's customer base includes the world's leading players, such as 1&1, Akamai, China Telecom, Facebook, Google and Telefonica.

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About DE-CIX New York
DE-CIX New York is an Open-IX certified, carrier and data center-neutral Internet exchange distributed across major carrier hotels and data centers throughout the New York/New Jersey metro region. With 100+ access points, DE-CIX New York is just a cross connect away from hundreds of ISPs and carriers. DE-CIX New York is owned and operated by DE-CIX North America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of DE-CIX International AG, the international arm of DE-CIX. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX is the leading operator of Ethernet-based carrier and ISP interconnection (Peering) worldwide. For more information, please visit

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