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White-label Telco partner Avea launches messaging solution from the cloud to SMEs in Turkey.

Avea, affiliate of Turk Telekom and leading mobile operator in Turkey for corporate clients lunched its new cloud services today, in partnership with regional cloud services provider Central Europe On-Demand, delivering Microsoft technology-based messaging and communication tools to its SME customers.


Thanks to the new cloud services, customers will be able to access either web or mobile mail services with Microsoft Hosted E-Mail. Besides Exchange and Outlook, the company is planning to introduce integrated communication solution Microsoft Office Communication Server with Live Meeting, and collaboration tool SharePoint to its small and medium sized enterprise (SME) customers primarily.

Within the new project SMEs will have the opportunity to enjoy office experience on mobile devices without making any capital investments. The Microsoft Exchange 2010-based messaging solution from the cloud enables users to receive and manage all their business or private email addresses from a single mailbox, using the familiar and user-friendly Outlook interface. This service can be accessed from any mobile device with an ActiveSync software.

“ Only 15% of our SMEs use information technologies today. It is necessary for SMEs to benefit from technology efficiently…”
In the speech given at the press launch of the service, indicating that SMEs needs to benefit from technology more efficiently to survive, grow and open to the world, Avea CEO Erkan Akdemir said: “We know that only 15% of our SMEs use information technologies today and more than half of them don’t even have e-mails. This shows how important it is to introduce the benefits of cloud technology to SMEs. As Avea, we are trying to allow SMEs to benefit from information technologies with our products and services with added value and solutions providing efficiency gathered under the roof of Avea”.

“We, as Avea, will keep developing products, services and solutions which enable information technologies to get integrated into business world.”
Avea CEO Erkan Akdemir continued: “We are carrying out a brand new project with the collaboration of Microsoft and cloud services provider Central Europe On-Demand. This service will bring all the advantages of a business e-mail account such as security, corporate identity and brand recognition to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This project is an important step in our social responsibility program in terms of making contribution to economic and social development of Turkey’s transformation process to information society. We, as Avea, will keep developing products, services and solutions which enable information technologies to get integrated into business world.”

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About Avea
Avea, Turkey’s youngest and fastest growing first GSM 1800 mobile operator, was founded in 2004. The company offers innovative services of high quality to its customers with its developed infrastructure and technology investments. Avea, being Turkey’s GSM operator with highest MoU per subscriber, has 11.5 million subscribers as of end of 2009. Having roaming agreements with 625 operators in 199 countries, the company is an affiliate of Turk Telekom. 81.37 pct of Avea’s shares belong to Turk Telekomunikasyon A.S. and the remaining 18.63 pct belongs to Is Bankasi.