Recently, Nokia has become a 5G supplier hand-picked by many operators around the world. Following the cooperation with AT&T, a US telecom operator, Nokia recently signed a cooperation agreement with Turkish operator Turkcell to develop technologies including Internet of Things (IoT), smart car technology, online medical and automation.
Although Nokia is slightly behind on smartphones, its goal does not seem to be in mobile phones, and 5G is being built into new areas of development. The agreement with Turkey will further strengthen Nokia's position as one of the major partners in the global 5G network.
Gediz Sezkin, deputy general manager of Turkcell's network, said: "through this project, 5G technology will be commercialized in Turkey, and we will take important measures to develop future technologies."
Mikko Lavanti, head of Nokia's Central and Central Europe business, added that the agreement shows Nokia's confidence in Turkey, which makes it possible for both parties to jointly build a 5G network substructure.