Turkcell Global Bilgi Elected Best Call Center in the World and Awarded Twice

By Turkcell, PRNE
Thursday, November 10, 2011

ISTANBUL, November 11, 2011 -

Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL), the leading communications and technology company’s 100% subsidiary; Turkcell Global Bilgi has been awarded 2 grand prizes at the “2011 Top Ranking Performers” award ceremony organized by one of the world’s most prestigious organizations in the call center sector; “ContactCenterWorld.com”.  

Turkcell Global Bilgi, Turkey’s leading customer relations management center, has been elected the “Best Call Center in the World”, due to the success achieved in the criteria of services offered to customers, strong customer relations management, employee satisfaction and capacity.  

Turkcell Global Bilgi has also been ranked the first in the category of “Best Incentive Scheme” for the “Superonlar” project, which had been developed in just one year for the operations of another Turkcell Group company, Turkcell Superonline.  ”Superonlar” helped fast-growing Turkcell Superonline to increase its quality of customer services in solving customer inquiries through actions classified under the “human resources improvement center”, “tailor made technological applications for customer relations”, and “quality service approach” categories.

Bahadır Pekkan, Turkcell Global Bilgi’s General Manager commented that, “Having been established 12 years ago with 100% Turkcell capital, we have since become one of the 500 largest companies in Turkey with a market share of 45%.  We currently serve customers through 14 call centers in the region; 10 being in Turkey and 4 abroad with a total desk capacity of 7,500.  We are proud that our company has once again proven itself to be a global player by leaving behind strong peers from Asia Pacific (APAC), the EMEA, and continental America (Americas) in garnering these prestigious awards.”  

Turkcell Global Bilgi, has been ranked first globally and in the EMEA region in the “Best Tele-Marketing (Best Outbound Campaign)” category in ContactCenterWorld.com’s “2010 Top Ranking Performers” Awards.  

About ContactCenterWorld.com “Top Ranking Performers”:

“Top Ranking Performers” is the global finals of a contest organized by ContactCenterWorld.com, one of the leading organizations in the call centre sector, to determine the best in the business.

Every year, Contactcenterworld.com holds a two-stage contest to determine the best call centers of the year. Contactcenterworld.com, separating the world into three regions (AMERICAS, APAC and EMEA), determines the best call centers by continent at the initial stage. The winning call centers then compete in 9 different categories for the title of “best in the world” at the global finals. Each year, more than 1,000 companies take part in this event, which is regarded as one of most prestigious in the sector.


Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, with 34.4 million subscribers and a market share of approximately 53% as of September 30, 2011 (Source: Operator’s announcements as of September 30, 2011). Turkcell is a leading regional player, with market leadership in five of the nine countries in which it operates with its approximately 63.3 million subscribers as of September 30, 2011. The company covers approximately 87% of the Turkish population through its 3G and 99.07% through its 2G technology supported network. It has become one of the first among the global operators to have implemented HSDPA+ and achieved a 42.2 Mbps speed using the HSPA multi carrier solution. Turkcell reported a TRY2.5 billion (US$1.5 billion) net revenue with total assets of TRY16.6 billion (US$9.0 billion) as of September 30, 2011. It has been listed on the NYSE and the ISE since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. 

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