Ericsson and Aycell have signed an agreement for expansion of the Turkish operator’s GSM mobile network in seven major cities. The agreement covers a three year period and is valued at Euro 55 million.

“This new agreement with Ericsson supports our strategy of continuously and rapidly expanding our coverage area and to providing better and more widespread services to our subscribers. We have chosen Ericsson because of our previous successful collaboration. The agreement ensures we will continue to benefit from Ericsson’s expertise and support,” said Tahsin Yılmaz, Vice President of Aycell.

Aycell is a wholly owned subsidiary of Turkish Telekom. Established in October 2001, Aycell is the fourth GSM 1800 operator to enter the highly competitive Turkish mobile market.

“The agreement confirms the very good cooperation between our companies, which began when Aycell was first established. The new agreement is also an affirmation of Ericsson’s leading technology and services in Turkey’s highly competitive mobile market,” said Cem Agaoglu, Vice President and Account Executive for Turk Telecom and Aycell account at Ericsson in Turkey.