Agenda of Telecom 2005: Liberalisation of Turkish Telecom Market and privatisation of Turk Telecom

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Telecom 2005 Second Telecommunications Exhibition and Conference will be held between March 31st - April 2nd, in Istanbul-Turkey where the heartbeat of telecom industry pulses, while the three most-important processes for the industry are running.

The three important processes for the Turkish telecom market are the following:

  •     With the liberalization on January 1st, 2004, a state-owned company, Turk Telekom’s monopole ended. Many telecom companies received their licenses from Telecommunications Authority (established by law in 2000) and they are expecting the market to settle down in 2005, heading for a tough competition. (
  •     The block sell off of 55 percent of the shares of the Turkish Telecom will be completed by May 2004, according to Transport Minister Binali Yildirim. Turk Telecom has 19 mln subscribers and about 61,000 employees. Many telcos including the International giants like Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica SA, Telecom Italia SpA, Belgacom NV and Suudi Oger requested a copy of the Turkish government's tender documents issued in advance of the planned sale. (
  •     The EU has offered to begin membership talks with Turkey next year, with 3 October given as a start date. This agenda encourages foreign investors to invest in Turkey. (

Telekom 2005, will be the 20th industrial fair organised by Elekon International Fairs Ltd., and the second one focusing on telecommunications. Telekom 2004 Fair and Conference participants are listed as: Dogan Online , Dexar, EKA, Envo Telecom, Globalstar Eurasia, Inform, Intersan,, Mor-tel Telecom, Net Iletisim, Oksijen Technology,, Sahra Telecom, Siemens, Simet, Sistas, Spark Measure - Agilen Technologies, Spintek, Tekser, Thuraya, Turkcell Corporate Services, Riello UPS, Voip MAX, Atlas Online, Eser Telecom, Netas - Nortel Networks, Turkish Competition Authority, Satko, Superonline, Telecommunications Authority, Turkish Competitive Telco Operators Association, Telsim, TID, TUTED.

The scope:

  • Mobile communications technology and equipment

-Communications software and telecom billing systems

-Micro-wave communications systems and equipment

-Intelligent network

-Data communications and video conference systems

-Optical fiber and transmission equipment

-Internet communications systems and IP telephone

-Telecom machine room facilities

-Telecom testing and measuring instruments and meters MPS, digital SPCs,


-Communications terminal equipment

-Satellite communications equipment

-Network management and control

-Telecom and Internet solutions

-Broadband communications technology and equipment

-Trunk call communications systems and equipment,

-SDH technology and equipment

-Wireless access and integrated cabling systems

-In addition to the above, following aspects are also encompassed: basic and value-added telecom services, mobile electronic commerce, virtual operation, call centers, short message service (SMS) and PDA, etc

The conference:

Second Telecommunications Conference will be held in the same fairground during the exhibition. Both Turkish and International telecom companies will be presenting their solutions and new generation products for the telecom market. The conference will also be housing a panel where issues raised during the liberalisation process will be discussed, and managers of foreign companies will share their liberalisation experiences.


The event is supported by Telkoder (Turkish Competitive Telco Operators Association –, Mobisad (Mobile Communication Systems and Tools Businessmen Association), Kobiefor Magazine (, Platin Magazine ( sponsored by (Telecom Turkey) Magazine (

More info about the event and views of Telekom 2004 participants may be found at:

Elekon International Fairs Ltd.

Address: Eski Osmanli Sokak Arikan Is Merkezi No:30/10 Mecidiyekoy Istanbul / Turkey

Phone: 9 (0212) 272 59 59 Fax: 9 (0212 272 59 00)

Contact person: Mr. Ekim Kaya, or Mr Huseyin Hatir



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