Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 4 - Page 21

NEWS Lifecell Ventures launched money transfer via its app, BiP T urkcell Group’s company, Lifecell Ventures, has introduced a new era in money transfers via its IP-based communication application BiP. The platform that allows individual or group instant messaging, voice and video calls, as well as location sharing and gaming features in 192 countries, offers another feature: you can now send money via BiP as quickly as sending an instant message. BiP users now have the ability to send money using mobile phone numbers via its money transfer feature without the need of an IBAN or account number. Turkcell CEO, Kaan Terzioglu, said that BiP is continually evolving with new features: “As BiP, we launched many features including video chat, instant location sharing and push- to-talk earlier than many global rivals. BiP now offers an innovative feature, which allows video conferencing between up to six people. Money transfer, our brand new feature, is another breakthrough in the industry. BiP now allows money transfer as easy as sending an instant message. BiP, developed by Turkcell engineers, is taking firm steps to being a global brand. BiP will also offer new features soon, including two phone numbers, home and office phone and fax number. With these new features, BiP will continue to draw attention on a global scale.” ///////////////// Vodafone & Huawei address capacity issues in Turkey capacity and throughput in a very effective way. 4G KPIs clearly show the improvement in network performance and better user experience. The test cases showed that download and upload throughput improved by 20%. V odafone’s Networks Centre of Excellence team and the Huawei Mobile Innovation Centre have been testing a dynamic way to help address spectrum constraints in Turkey. The teams have completed the world’s first trial of GSM/LTE (GL) 900MHz dynamic spectrum sharing on Vodafone’s commercial networks in the Black Coast city of Trabzon. In 2017, Vodafone and Huawei achieved unparalleled overlap by GSM (2G) Mallik Rao, Vodafone Turkey’s Chief Technology Officer, said: “Spectrum is an extremely precious asset. This new network optimisation technique improves spectral efficiency and enhances the experience of Vodafone customers.” and LTE (4G) services within the 900 MHz spectrum band. It has now been proven that it is possible to assign that spectrum dynamically i.e. available 900 MHz can be allocated between 4G and 2G services based on customer demand. In the trial, which took place over several months, dynamic sharing allowed Vodafone Turkey to provide up to 10MHz of 4G Ying Weimin, President of Huawei Wireless Network Research & Development, added: “We are glad to have tested GL 900MHz dynamic spectrum sharing on Vodafone Turkey’s commercial networks and to have achieved satisfying performance results in the past few months. Huawei is dedicated to offering technical innovations to secure our customers’ business success.” n INTELLIGENTCIO 21