A tender to set up the National Public Integrated Data
Center is expected soon.
After announcing its intention in 2013 to create a National
Public Integrated Data Center to unify the data centers of all
Turkish public institutions, Turkey took the next step, amending
the Law on Electronic Communications to authorize the Ministry of
Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications to establish a
National Public Integrated Data Center.
The amended law entered into force on April 15; the Ministry is
now authorized to commence procedures for the creation of the
National Public Integrated Data Center. Due to the complexity of
the project and risks involved, the Ministry will tender
establishment of the National Public Integrated Data Center.
A Public Integrated Data Center is a single, centralized data
system that maintains and manages the data systems of multiple
public institutions. The National Public Integrated Data Center is
intended to reduce operating and other costs and create a better
and more secure public data system. Possible disadvantages of an
integrated system include the logistical challenges of large-scale
orchestration, the complexity of organizing such a vast system and
the danger of concentrating risks in a single system, creating a
need for higher information and cyber crime-related security
Actions to consider
Tendering for the national data center may be for the entire
project or partial, with separate tenders for different technical
portions. Companies interested in participating in the tender
should watch for formal announcements.
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On 26 November 2015, amendments to the Law on Communications 2004 (the "Communications Law") were published.
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