In his speech at the opening of the Public Information Digital Summit organized digitally by the Public Information Society, Karaismailoğlu, the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, said that the state's digital transformation, opportunities and capabilities of the states trying to meet the increasing internet access needs were also tested.
Pointing out that the use of information and communication infrastructures in the fight against the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic, Karaismailoğlu noted that many sectors, especially banking and communication, work from home, and educational institutions meet students with distance education platforms.
Emphasizing the increasing interest in e-commerce websites, Karaismailoğlu said, “In the business world, meetings are held with video or audio teleconferencing applications. This situation increases the need for information and communication technologies and brings security problems with it. ” used the expression.
“The number of mobile subscribers reached 83 million”
Sharing the information that the size of the information and communication technologies sector was 2003 billion lira in 20, today it reached 132 billion lira, Karaismailoğlu continued as follows:
“The growth rate of the sector is 2019 percent in 13. Our fiber line length has exceeded 371 thousand kilometers. The number of fixed broadband subscribers exceeded 14 million. The number of fiber subscribers in fixed infrastructures approached 3,1 million. More than 83 percent of the number of mobile subscribers, reaching 85 million, has started to use 4,5G service in the last three years. The number of subscribers in broadband has exceeded 77 million. The number of inter-machine communication subscribers reached 5,7 million. The average tariff fee, which was 10 cents per minute of our mobile operators approximately 11,7 years ago, has dropped to 1,5 cents today. ”
Reminding that the National Broadband Strategy and Action Plan was published two years ago in order to spread high speed and capacity broadband infrastructures across the country, Karaismailoğlu said, “Providing broadband access to all households with a speed of at least 2023 Mbit / sec. we aim. " said.
Noting that they want to reach 100 million fiber subscribers by increasing the subscriber density to 10 percent, Karaismailoğlu said that with the regulations in the electronic communication sector, they took steps to shorten infrastructure installation processes and facilitate field installations.
Thanks to domestic and national production opportunities, the epidemic is struggled more effectively ”
Karaismailoğlu emphasized that the epidemic was struggling more effectively with the domestic and national production opportunities in many issues during the epidemic, when the foreign procurement process was difficult, and the importance of the End-to-End Local and National Communication Network, which started to work in this context, increased further.
Noting that they will contribute to domestic production and start a multi-stakeholder project with the participation of SMEs, Karaismailoğlu said, “We have created teams of response to cyber incidents in our critical institutions and organizations in all sectors from defense to communication, from health to energy, from finance to education. I believe that in the coming period, we will see Turkey among the leading countries of the world in information and communication technologies. " made the assessment.
Pointing out that information and communication take place in every area of life and increase its existence day by day, Karaismailoğlu warned that the sharing of information and information will be effective in tensions and wars in the world in the coming period.