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The 13th International Conference of Electronic Communications Regulators Started

 Ankara, 2 May 2019 – The 13th International Electronic Communications Regulators Conference, organized by the Information and Communications Technologies Authority (BTK), has started.

This year, the conference was organized with the theme of "Digitization and Transformation of Regulations". High officials and representatives of many foreign country regulatory agencies and guests attended.

Pointing out the activities carried out in the 5G-specific activities that will form the infrastructure of these technologies, Omar Abdullah Karagözoğlu said, "Last year, the 5G Valley Open Test Site Project was launched, thus creating an area where all stakeholders working in the 5G field can perform tests and trials. Emphasizing that cyber security has become an important agenda, Karagözoğlu added that the software called Avcı, Azad and Kasırga, which were developed with completely local and national means, were used to detect cyber-attacks and to convey these findings to other relevant institutions.

After the speeches, the current Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Information and Communication Technologies Authority and its counterpart in Benin in 2014 was revised and amended. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Chairman of the Board Ömer Abdullah Karagözoğlu on behalf of BTK and by President Flavien Bachabi on behalf of (ARCEP Benin).

At the end of the first day of the conference, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Information and Communications Technologies Authority (BTK) and the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS). The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Chairman of the Board Ömer Abdullah Karagözoğlu on behalf of BTK, and General Manager Dan Sjöblom on behalf of PTS. In the MoU, mutual cooperation is planned between BTK and PTS through the exchange of knowledge, experience and expertise on issues related to the electronic communications industry. Cooperation areas between the two institutions; regulation of electronic communication markets, regulation and application of the use of information technologies, regulation of postal services and other issues to be mutually agreed. Within these areas, the issues to be cooperated with are exchange of information and documents, exchange of experts, bilateral consultations, joint technical workshops, seminars, study visits and training programs, sharing best practice examples in the field of electronic communication arrangements, expert visits in telecommunication services and technologies and joint working groups. Read more, on BTK's website, here...


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