Board of Directors

Diverse Knowledge of Innovation

Telenity’s Board of Directors are the founding partners of the company, who represent Telenity’s mission and vision. They bring with them diverse knowledge of technology, innovation and business management. The members of the board provide strategic direction, evaluate major decisions and actively engage with the executive management team.

Ilhan Bagoren

As Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ilhan Bagoren brings the vision and perspective on achieving operating efficiencies and is focused on assuring continued momentum for Telenity’s sustained growth, product innovation and global expansion.

Bagoren brings over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, as an enterprenuer, technologist and executive. Before founding Telenity, Bagoren was a co-founder of NewNet in 1989 where he managed NewNet’s technology and architecture strategy and pioneered new technology developments in computer-centric SS7 signaling and switching. At NewNet, he served as the President, establishing the company as the leading SS7 vendor in the market. Previously, Bagoren held several business development, engineering and operations positions at leading network equipment vendors such as Nortel and Alcatel.

Bagoren holds a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and co-holder of three patents.

Bekir Serbet

Bekir Serbet provides the vision and entrepreneurial spirit to help Telenity become a market leader in the next generation broadband enhanced services market. Serbet has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Before founding Telenity, Serbet was a co-founder of NewNet in 1989 where successfully led NewNet to become a pioneer and market leader in computer-centric SS7 signaling and switching. He forged strong business relationships with Sprint, AT&T, Hughes Network Systems, Cisco (Summa Four), Alcatel, Nortel, and Comverse Technology, and led NewNet into an acquisition by ADC Telecommunications in 1997. Previously, Serbet held several business development, engineering and operations positions at leading carriers and network equipment vendors such as Ameritech, Nortel and Alcatel.

Serbet holds a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Esref Ozulkulu

Esref Ozulkulu has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Before founding Telenity, Ozulkulu was a co-founder of NewNet in 1989 where he successfully co-lead NewNet’s technology and architecture strategy and pioneered new technology and product developments in computer-centric SS7 signaling, switching and messaging areas.

At NewNet, Ozulkulu was also engaged in establishing and managing strategic customer and partner relationships. Prior to NewNet, Ozulkulu held several business development, technical and operations positions at leading network equipment vendors such as Nortel, Alcatel and Tie Communications.

Ozulkulu holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer Engineering.

BoD Vision on Digital Transformation

Ilhan Bagoren, CEO at Telenity, explained, “Communication Service Providers (CSPs) need to transform their networks to create new revenue sources, while at the same time improving operational costs. Telenity offers solutions to help CSPs in both spheres.

With Canvas VAS Consolidation Platform, CSPs will not only be able to increase their operational efficiency with legacy mobile services, but will also be empowered with flexible NFV-enabled service creation, service delivery and capability exposure environment for the next generation of digital services.”

This new solution is expected to optimize deployment, operations, provisioning, configuration and maintenance. It will enable shared licensing for core messaging capabilities and value added services.

Using API Management platform, CSPs will extend their existing VAS assets, as well as their analytics capabilities to help their partners generate value.

Service Delivery capabilities complement this platform, to help CSPs offer Direct Carrier Billing service, where they own the customer relationship,

Location Analytics Platform complements active location retrieval methods with relevant data sources from existing assets, to form a cache of latest location data for all subscribers, available for customer experience management as well as enabling disaster services.

Bandwidth Management deployed at Edge platforms help CSPs optimize their networks, provide the best customer experience, and enables the CSPs generate revenues by monetizing quality of service.”