Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu met with the management of GSM Operators and videoconference. Pointing out that there are important changes in social life due to the New Type Coronavirus (Covid-19), Karaismailoğlu said, “The most needed infrastructure was the communication infrastructure within the scope of coronavirus measures. At this point, we kept the work tight from the beginning and gave instructions to have sufficient personnel and to provide personnel redundancy by the authorized operators in the communication sector. We also instructed all our operators to take the necessary technical and administrative measures. There has been a huge increase in sourced network data traffic such as distance work and distance education applications. But thanks to the measures we have taken and we have made investments experienced with the country's distance education and remote access infrastructure work on the bottom of the world can not up the intensity, has not experienced any disruption in Turkey. I can even say frankly that; our communication infrastructure set an example to the world. ” Stating that the existing upload capacities were also increased in the said process, Minister Karaismailoğlu underlined that necessary measures were taken in coordination with the National Cyber Incidents Response Center in case of emergencies, with continuous monitoring of the increases in the use of the communication infrastructure and the intensity that may occur.
“Let our healthcare professionals get their loved ones”
Minister Karaismailoğlu also reminded that in the coronavirus process, mobile communication campaigns for healthcare workers were provided through coordination with operators. Minister Karaismailoğlu pointed out that the campaigns in question were also increased significantly, and that they started providing 780 GB of internet and 2 minutes voice calls to all healthcare staff members who passed 5 thousand people for 500 months free of charge, In addition, he announced that 45 thousand minutes of voice calls will be provided free of charge for 2 months. Karaismailoğlu stated that they know that health personnel working in hospitals cannot go to their home and see their loved ones. “Therefore, they can talk to their 10 field work team for 12 months / 864 minutes / internet and 3 minutes for them to talk more easily with their loved ones. Month voice call service will start to be offered additionally. For us, our people remained separate from their loved ones. We are ready to mobilize everything we can so that our healthcare professionals can regain their loved ones. ” he spoke.
GSM operators put their hands under the stone
Minister Karaismailoğlu said 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, Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that 8 GB of internet service is defined free of charge for EBA to all households. While struggling with the coronavirus, it is surely that our private sector has responsibilities to fulfill besides the duties that fall on the state. Our GSM operators put their hands under the stone in this process and did good work. I thank you for this occasion. However, I would like to state that; When we take our country out of this process, much bigger opportunities are waiting for us, especially in terms of digitalization. We will surpass this process and walk safely into the future. ”