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Turkcell Launches New IoT Service Leveraging ULE Solutions From DSP Group

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Jan. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group®, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, and Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) (BIST:TCELL), an integrated telecommunications and technology services provider in Turkey, announced today the launch of Turkcell’s new state-of-the-art IoT services, all powered by DSP Group’s advanced ULE SoCs.

ULE (Ultra Low Energy), the most advanced home networking technology offers outstanding range, lower power consumption, robust and secure RF channels and supports two way voice, audio and video communication over the air. Based on a simple star topology, ULE requires fewer nodes compared with other mesh network technologies, thereby reducing total system, installation and maintenance costs.

With DECT technology already embedded in three generations of Turkcell’s home gateways, a simple software upgrade to ULE for IoT support was a natural step. Leveraging Turkcell’s existing gateways to serve also as the centre of the smart home, achieved two important goals for Turkcell 1) saving the cost of an additional IoT gateway 2) enabled a myriad of new IoT applications and services such as home automation, safety, monitoring services, energy management and assisted living.

“With DECT connectivity already embedded in our CPEs, it was a natural step to upgrade to ULE to offer a new scope of IoT services for our customers,” said Anıl Gül, Director of Terminal and Mobility at Turkcell. “ULE is not just another technology in the burgeoning market of smart home applications. With its outstanding range, interference-free operation and self-install capabilities - ULE is the ideal platform for a smarter home,” concluded Aydın Özyavaş, Connected Home Products Manager at Turkcell.

“We’re pleased and proud to lead the ULE revolution, and look forward delivering Turkcell subscribers ULE’s unparalleled technological merits and low Total Cost of Ownership,” said Ofer Elyakim, CEO of DSP Group. “ULE continues to prove itself as the technology of choice for IoT services at home, and a unifying force in the home automation market,” added Raz Kivelevich-Carmi, VP marketing and business development, ULE Product line at DSP Group.

Turkcell will be presenting its new service in the 2016 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 6-9 in the ULE Alliance Pavilion located in the Sands Expo as well as in DSP Group’s demonstration room in the Marriot Courtyard Hotel, located opposite the main CES halls. The demonstration is open to the public and to the media.

About DSP Group

DSP Group®, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications. Delivering semiconductor system solutions with software and hardware reference designs, DSP Group enables OEMs/ODMs, consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers and service providers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating products with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT/CAT-iq, ULE, Wi-Fi, PSTN, HDClear™, video and VoIP technologies. DSP Group enables converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse mobile, consumer and enterprise products – from mobile devices, connected multimedia screens, and home automation & security to cordless phones, VoIP systems, and home gateways. Leveraging industry-leading experience and expertise, DSP Group partners with CE manufacturers and service providers to shape the future of converged communications at home, office, and on the go.

For more information, visit www.dspg.com.

Contact
Ms. Tali Chen, CVP Corporate Development, +1(408) 240-6826, tali.chen@dspg.com

About Turkcell

Turkcell is an integrated communication and technology services player in Turkey. Turkcell Group has approximately 68.1 million mobile subscribers in nine countries and over 1.4 million fixed subscribers in Turkey as of September 30, 2015. Turkcell was one of the first among the global operators to have implemented HSPA+. It has announced two new HSPA+ Technologies on its 3G network to meet rising data usage. Having successfully integrated 3C-HSDPA and DC-HSUPA Technologies, it became the first mobile operator in the world to enable peak speed of 63.3 Mbps downlink while also enabled an 11.5 Mbps uplink on a 3G network. Turkcell is the first telecom operator to offer households fiber broadband connection at speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps in Turkey. As of September 2015, Turkcell’s population coverage is at 99.81% in 2G and 94.14% in 3G. Turkcell Group reported a TRY3.4 billion (US$1.2 billion) revenue with total assets of TRY20.6 billion (US$6.8 billion) as of September 30, 2015. It has been listed on the NYSE and the BIST since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey.

Read more at www.turkcell.com.tr.

Contact
Hande Asik
Turkcell Corporate Communications
International Media Relations
+90(532) 210-6471
hande.asik@turkcell.com.tr

Source:DSP Group, Inc.; Turkcell