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Monitise to acquire Middle East access through Pozitron

Turkey important financial market in both Europe & Mid East

The growing importance of Turkey as a financial market – and in particular as a gateway to payments made in the Middle East has been recognised by mobile money specialist, Monitise. It has just struck a deal to acquire Turkey’s Pozitron Yazilim. [See here). Pozitron’s brand swap over to Monitise if the deal succeeds. Not a lot of people know this – but Turkey represents a significant electronic payments market. It has the second largest credit card base in Europe, the third highest debit card base, and the largest number of POS terminals in Europe. Continue reading

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Spotlight on Turkey’s Digital Future

While scouting the deep dark depths of the internet for the latest in mobile news, we were alerted to a great blog post on Turkey, and it’s potential for becoming a major player in the global digital economy.

Kristel Teyras explains how as one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, with almost half of its 78 million citizens now online, Turkey is rapidly developing into a technological powerhouse. Continue reading

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Why the Turkish community has favoured MVNO Ay Yildiz


There have been some significant developments in the MVNO business in Germany. Continue reading

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Major break for video ringtones launches in Turkey

Rating: Vringo signs crucial deal with Avea
In answer to critics who’ve said that video ringtones cannot be monetarised, Vringo  has just announced a deal with Turkish operator, Avea. It’s aimed directly at the youth market.
The pair claim it is the first carrier-led video ringtone subscription model. Avea will be offering the service via its Patlican [...]

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Turkcell buys BeST

The Turkish mobile operator Turkcell will acquire 80% of BeST

BeST is a mobile operator based in Belarus. It is stated owned and the government will retain a 20% hold in the company. The cost of the acquisition is USD 500 million.

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Vodafone says YES to the iPhone

Vodafone today announced it has signed an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone in ten of its markets around the  globe. Later this year, Vodafone customers in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey will be able to purchase the iPhone for use on the Vodafone [...]

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