Turk Telekomunikasyon A.S. (TT)

Türk Telekom is Europe‘s 5th and the world‘s 13th largest telecommunication operator. Türk Telekom, the leading communication and convergence technology company in Turkey, provides integrated telecommunication services from PSTN and GSM to broadband internet.

As of June 30, 2010 Türk Telekom group companies have 16.3M Fixed Access Lines, 6.5M ADSL Connections and 11.5M Mobile Subscribers. TT has more than 35000 employees of which 500 are R&D engineers. It also has two Technology Centres in Middle East Technical University (METU) and Istanbul Technical University (ITU).

Sobee, a professional game developer studio established in Turkey in 2001, joined Turk Telekom Group in 2009. Company founder Mevlüt Dinç has created games such as Enduro Racer, Last Ninja 2, First Samurai and Street Racersince 1983.

Currently, Sobee develops interactive 3D multiplayer applications and 3D education applications on a global scale thanks to its R&D based organizational structure. Core activities include the network infrastructure and artificial intelligence research to enable multiple players to simultaneously interact with virtual environments in a realistic manner. Sobee's arsenal of game development technologies is highly capable of creating products that contain interactive 3D environments needed by the entertainment and other industries, including education, tourism, defense, transportation, and retail, etc.

Sobee continues to work towards making products thus far available only to Turkish gamers, also available to international gamers. In 2009, Sobee has launched the world’s first 11x11 football game enabling gamers to simultaneously play online football games in a 3D environment with two teams of 11 players each. With this project, Sobee scored a first, not only in Turkey, but also in the world. Currently there are more than 800.000 subscribers to the game. ICF has the following awards :

  • 2010 – Achievement Award at the 9th Technology Awards of Turkey
  • 2010 – Best Content Service Award in World Communication Awards