Communication and Transportation Minister Hasan Tacoy, has said that the TRNC’s Telecommunication Department is to be privatised in a step by step operation.
Speaking to Ankara Anatolia News Agency, he said that a free operating structure in cooperation between the state and the private sector will be created. He emphasised that all workers’ rights in the telecom sector will be protected.
Tacoy explained that currently, Telsim (Vodafone) and Turkcell have 700 thousand subscribers in the TRNC, and now they are making efforts to have a third mobile phone operator to provide services in the TRNC.
He added that they are planning to open tenders in May.