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Oger Telecom launches computer campaign through Turk Telekom, Microsoft & Intel with the support of the Turkish government

United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, October 10 - 2006 @ 14:50

This campaign comes just 2 weeks after Oger Telecom opened its Headquarters in the Dubai International Financial Centre. The event was attended by Prime Minister of Turkey Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoðan and the Chairman of Oger Telecom Mr. Mohammed Hariri.

Oger Telecom, with its 55% ownership of Turk Telekom the leading fixed line operator in Turkey and TTNet, Turk Telekom’s internet service provider, has developed the ‘Internet for Each Home, PC for Each Home’ campaign in conjunction with Microsoft, the world leader in computer software and Intel the world leader in silicon innovations as well as local PC vendors Vestel and Casper. The new campaign is aimed at providing homes across Turkey with access to ADSL. The long-term aspiration of this campaign is to increase PC and ADSL penetration in Turkey.

Oger Telecom recognizes the tremendous growth opportunities within the Turkish broadband market and is committed to long-term investment in the provision of Broadband services as this investment in the future of the population is paramount for the economic development and enhancing the competitive positioning of Turkey.

Turkey has a large young and growing population who are already demanding a reliable and competitive Broadband environment. Oger Telecom recognizes its unique position in the provision of these services and supports the ideal of the ‘Internet for Each Home, PC for Each Home’ ideology and present at the launch was Mr Mohammed Hariri, Chairman of Oger Telecom as well as many other Turkish Ministers.

During the launch the Prime Minister of Turkey Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoðan supported the initiative by sending an email to 81 children in 81 cities across Turkey who have already signed up to the campaign saying: “You are the future of our country. You are the ones who will bring our country a happy and wealthy future. … The most important advice I have for you is as follows: read, think, apply and conclude. For me this is the secret of the success. … You, as the trustees of the future of our Republic, will score great successes and fly our flag higher. ”

Dr. Paul Doany, Chairman of Türk Telekom and Chief Executive of Oger Telecom commented: “Oger Telecom through its ownership of Türk Telekom is determined to increase the PC ownership and literacy in Turkey, and will continue to exert the best efforts to support such initiatives. This important project that we launch today will increase PC usage and will give a chance to each family to have a PC and high speed and high quality ADSL internet access”.

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