Minister Karaismailoğlu evaluated the decisions taken after the meeting with the general managers of GSM operators via video conference.
Stating that the number of mobile subscribers reached 2020 million as of 81, Karaismailoğlu said, “We have seen with Kovid-19 measures that our country has one of the best infrastructures in the world in this regard, thanks to our investments in the communication infrastructure under the leadership of our President Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in 18 years. Likewise, almost everything from education to working life shifted to digital environment and demand for access infrastructure increased several times, but there was no disruption. ” used the expression.
IT and electronic communications sector has long been the striking Karaismailoğlu become one of Turkey's leading sectors, with each passing day, he said the power to strengthen the sector.
“Extra Supports Are On The Agenda”
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the schools affiliated to the Ministry of National Education have also made important campaigns for the content of the courses provided on the Education Information Network (EBA).
In this context, reminding all households that up to 8 GB of internet service is defined free of charge for EBA, Karaismailoğlu said:
“We have not made any restrictions on the number of students who will access this content. While the struggle against coronavirus is continuing, it is certain that our private sector has responsibilities to fulfill besides its duties. Our GSM operators put their hands under the stone in this process and did good work. Our operators, who provided support to our healthcare professionals, students and citizens over 65, provided support without any subscribers. In addition, extra support is on the agenda as a talk time. They will explain the full details themselves. I would like to thank our operators Türk Telekom, Turkcell and Vodafone on behalf of our citizens and users who put forward an exemplary process during the pandemic process. ”
“Continue to Arrangements That Will Open the Sector”
Made in the development of the communications sector in Turkey, legislation and infrastructure investment is of great importance stressed Karaismailoğlu, underlined that they will continue to pave the way for regulation of the sector.
Stating that it is of great importance for companies in the communication sector to increase their infrastructure investments, Karaismailoğlu said, “Likewise, our GSM operators fulfill their duty at this point by investing more than 10 billion lira each year. However, after the Kovid-19 measures, citizens' internet use has increased even more. In order to prevent the use of the internet, which has become a need, not to impose an additional burden on our citizens during this period, we asked for support from all our GSM operators on behalf of our citizens. With our agreement between our Ministry and operators, all of our operators will provide 81 million mobile phone subscribers to 1 GB of internet free of charge for each of our citizens in the month of Ramadan. ” found the assessment.
“15 Gigabytes per month for Healthcare Professionals”
Karaismailoğlu also stated that, during the Kovid-19 process, mobile communication campaigns were provided for healthcare workers through coordination with operators.
Stating that the campaigns in question have been increased significantly, Karaismailoğlu stated that they have started providing 780 GB of internet and 2 minutes voice calls for 5 months to the healthcare staff members who have passed 500 thousand people free of charge for 45 months, and 2 additional employees for Family Physicians and Family Health Centers. He said that 10 thousand minutes of voice calls will be provided free of charge for the month.
Karaismailoğlu stated that they know that the health personnel working in hospitals cannot go to their home and see their loved ones. “Therefore, for 12 months, 864 months / month internet and 3 thousand minutes / month voice conversation for 15 field work team to talk more easily with their loved ones. service will begin to be offered in addition. They remained separate for us from their loved ones for our people. We are ready to mobilize everything we can so that our healthcare professionals can regain their loved ones. ” said.