On 4 March 2015 the Turkish Minister of Transport, Maritime
Affairs and Communications, Lütfi Elvan, announced that the 4G
auction will be completed in May 2015 and 4G will be put into
service at the end of the year. Lütfi Elvan has also informed
that a new operator will take part in the auction besides the
incumbent operators (Vodafone Turkey, Turcell, Avea). The said
announcement was awaited with a great deal of excitement, since
Turkey is trying to introduce 4G for a while.
Minister Elvan explained that a total of 390 Mhz from 800, 900,
1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz bands, will be presented in the auction. In
addition to that, he concluded that the new operator will
solely operate over the 2600 Mhz spectrum and it will not be
subjected to the obligations imposed over the
incumbents." He also emphasized the importance of
active spectrum sharing in low density areas and clarified that the
current asymmetry in the distribution of frequency spectrums will
be removed during the 4G auctions.
The introduction of 4G services will definitely transform the
competition in the industry. With their initial comments, incumbent
mobile operators have expressed their excitement about the coming
process. Earlier explanations of the incumbent mobile
operators' CEOs confirmed that they had already started to work
on 4G technologies. For instance, Vodafone Turkey announced that it
had reached very high speeds in its own 4G tests. Turkcell also
began launching speed tests for 4G through a limited long-term
evolution (LTE) network in Istanbul in 2012.
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