STEPS TO SUCCESS
Turkey represents the second-largest international R&D center of our company. We established it as a center specifically for Turkey, but its success led it to becoming a regional center that serves the entire world with our products.
THE LARGE MAJORITY
Turkish universities and local institutes are well positioned for partnerships in the form of joint projects or innovations, as the R&D center in Turkey has 350 Turkish R&D engineers. Currently, Huawei Turkey has 770 employees, the large majority of which are Turkish.
PUSH FOR INNOVATION
Turkey has the advantage of a large population of qualified young people, and they help drive the push for innovation. In 2011, the number of smartphone users increased dramatically. The shift toward mobile cloud computing is another very important technical direction for Turkey.
With regard to technology, Turkey is one of our most important countries. This is largely thanks to the country’s large, young population, which easily keeps up with the fast pace of development and quickly incorporates state-of-the-art technology.
There are 6,750 students in computer engineering departments at 72 universities in Turkey. Together with other engineering departments giving education to students who can work in this field, this figure is 45,000. In 41 techno-parks, there are 14,500 engineers, 1,690 companies, 64 R&D centers, and 20 business incubators.
NO MATTER WHAT
There were fluctuations in the IT industry in 2011, just like all other industries, due to the elections in our country and economic fluctuations throughout the world. Fluctuations in foreign exchange rates affected the industry negatively. Despite this, we achieved record double-digit growth.
Oracle Corporation operates in 145 countries. Oracle Turkey was founded as a full subsidiary in 1989, and since then the company has been growing quickly with its partners and ecosystem in the region, which incorporates East-Central Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Russia.
In Turkey, Oracle has grown strongly because the country’s IT industry is very open to the adoption of new technology and is one of the first global implementers becoming reference cases. The dedication and the motivation of our team is a very important factor to enable successful projects.
THE LARGER STRATEGY
Our operations in Turkey are incorporated into Oracle’s global strategy. Oracle is the only company that can leverage in-house engineering talent to predefine solutions and perform full-stack implementations that are subjected to fault injection, stress, regression, performance, and scalability testing using real-world workloads.
THE DRIVING FORCE
Mobile broadband is the driving force of the mobile industry today, and it has only been around for two or three years in Turkey. Smartphones have been the most significant driver along with tablet devices; they will continue to be instrumental in growing the demand for mobile broadband services in the coming years.
TRIALS & SUCCESS
We successfully completed the first LTE test in Turkey with a trial license we obtained from the Information and Communication Technologies Association (BTK), reaching a speed of 170 Mbps in a laboratory environment, in 2010. In April 2012, we conducted another successful LTE trial service on the streets of Istanbul.
INVESTMENT & SOLUTIONS
Turkey is a rapidly growing country. We’re teaming up with the mobile operators here to sell mobile network-related solutions and investing in the country. Ericsson has its own R&D center and subsidiary, Bizitek, which mainly focuses on software solutions for our customers in the country.
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