ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Aug 2015

In August 2015, the government of Turkey announced a change in the required local operations to serve domestic customers.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 26 Aug 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Local operations

According to numerous and consistent press reports, the Turkish government changed the conditions in the second tender for the intallation of 4.5G networks.
 
The first tender for these licenses included the condition to source increasing shares of the construction and maintainence costs for the 4.5G network locally (3% in the first year, 8% and 15% in year 2 and 3).
 
Under the new tender, announced on 26 August 2015, this obligation has been substantially increased to 30% local value in the first year and 40 resp. 45% in years 2 and 3.
 
According to the Turkish government, this measure aims support domestic SMEs and also increase related local R&D positions by 50%.
 
 

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