This excerpt taken from the TI 20-F filed May 19, 2006.
Avea offers mobile telephone services using GSM technology on Turkish territory and is the third largest mobile network covering 75.6% of the population.
At December 31, 2005, Avea had more than 6.1 million customers, an increase of 1.3 million lines compared to December 31, 2004; the market share is about 14%.
Actions by the company during the year were principally directed to the business segments (Corporate and SME) and students. In the business segment, Avea revised its flat-rate plans in order to meet the needs of a broader segment of companies; it also introduced the Blackberry service.
In the student segment, Avea launched a series of innovative promotions based upon the concept of community featuring competitively-priced calls and SMSs and the introduction of new services.
This excerpt taken from the TI 20-F filed May 27, 2005.
In February 2004at the time of the merger between Is-TIM and Aycell, which created the company TT&TIM (now AVEA)an agreement was reached with the Turkish telecommunications authority to withdraw from the arbitration proceeding that Is-TIM had initiated in March 2003 against the Turkish telecommunications authority for alleged violation of the terms of the licence to operate mobile service obligating the Turkish authority to create and maintain market conditions likely to permit effective competition among operators.