Turkey’s leading GSM operator, Turkcell announced that it achieved the faster mobile internet speed via a smartphone in the world. Turkcell broke the record by reaching the speed of 2.283 Gbps in partnership with Ericsson telecommunications.
Turkcell is the leading mobile operator of Turkey, based in Istanbul. In February 1994, Turkcell started Turkey‘s first GSM network. In Q3 2012, it had a market share of 52,4%. Its competitors were Vodafone with a market share of 27,9% and Avea with a market share of 19,7%.
The speed test was conducted on a 5G-enabled smartphone with the allocated 3.5GHz frequency using the 1,000 MHz bandwidth. Turkcell has been functioning on 5G technology for many years. In the process, it has gained the cooperation of GSM giants such as Huawei, Samsung, and Ericsson.
In theory, speed of 2.283 Gbps enables you to download a two-hour movie in 7 seconds. Furthermore, such speeds enable downloading a 12-song album in just 0.2 seconds. Otherwise, buffer times for streaming content should virtually be cut down to the bare minimum. This is because 5G networks offer faster speeds and more reliable connections both on smartphones and other devices.
Turkey is currently using 4.5G technology, more popularly known as LTE since 2016. This is 10 times faster than 3G speeds that we are all familiar with. 5G networks offer quicker speeds and additional reliable connections on smartphones and other devices.