Technologies Authority of TURKEY (ICTA), Turkish 5G forum (5GTR) has been established. 5GTR forum will be the baseline for TURKEY for 5G and beyond. TURKEY is an associated EU member country. Turkish companies would like to work together and to create strong partnerships with other European companies. 5GTR forum will also support contributions of Turkish companies in EU HORIZON 2020 programs. ICTA, HAVELSAN Inc. , NETAS Inc. and ASELSAN Inc. (key companies in TURKEY) organized 5G – Core Network Summit in Ankara on 15th of June.
In this summit, public sector, industry manufacturers, telecommunications operators, service providers, SMEs and universities came together to discuss TURKEY’s 5G roadmap. The summit started with the speeches of president of ICTA, Mr. O. Fatih SAYAN, and Turkey’s Transport, Maritime and Communications minister, Mr. Ahmet ARSLAN. 5G-PPP Chair of the Board, Mr. Werner MOHR, has also attended the summit as an invited speaker.