Policymaking, regulation and operation functions are separated by the Law No 4502 dated 27.01.2000, amending the Laws No 406 and 2813, which are the basic laws of telecommunications sector. While policy making is the responsibility of Ministry of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications, regulation function is given to Telecommunications Authority. Telecommunications Authority, established in 2000, is the first sectoral regulatory body of Turkey. The Authority is 102nd compared to similar authorities in the world.
To remove the legislative untidiness, create competition in the sector, lessen the uncertainties for operators and allocate resources to R&D, Electronic Communications Law has come into force on 10 November 2008 and the name of the Authority has changed to Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA).
Start of the 4G Auction Process in Turkey
Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister, Lutfi Elvan, gave the start of the 4G auction process with a press conference held in Istanbul. "4G systems increase tens of times the data rate we have reached already with 3G. With this technology, watching videos, data download, using smart mobile applications will be much easier and faster than 3G." he said.
A total of 390 MHz in the 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz bands will be available for mobile operators. Read more, in local language, on the ICTA website...