After successfully completing numerous turn-key
contracting projects between 1982 and 1996, ERE diversified its telecom
business with revenue sharing agreements on cable television and
satellite communication projects signed with the Turkish
Telecommunication Company, TTAS.
ESER, ERE Holding's operator company in the telecom
sector, was granted satcom and ISP licenses by the Turkish
Telecommunication Authority in February, 2002.
CABLE TV OPERATION
In 1996, ERE won the cable TV procurement and according
to the resulting agreement ERE established a new company, KabloNET, in
is one of the biggest cable TV operators with 750,000 homepassed capacity
and 350,000 subscribers. Throughout the bi-directional HFC networks, high
speed Internet access, data, VoIP services are provided besides the basic
services, television and radio.
SATELLITE COMMUNICATION OPERATION
In 1997, a special revenue sharing contract on
satellite communication operation via INTELSAT, EUTELSAT and TURKSAT
satellites was signed between TTAS and ERE. ERE Holding's rights form
this contract were later handed over to our telecom operator subsidiary ESER Telekom.
Currently, ESER provides broadband access to major
Internet backbones and international point-to-point data services through
4 satellite earth stations located in Ankara and Istanbul and POPs in Ankara,
Istanbul and Izmir.