In his statement, Minister Karaismailoğlu said that it is vital to ensure the continuity of the communication infrastructure in natural disasters and not to experience disruptions.
Not only in disasters, crises in Turkey will live for all underlined the importance of continuity in the communication have a great Karaismailoğlu, he said:
“The biggest factor in eliminating the treacherous coup attempt that we experienced on July 15, 2016 is that coup plotters could not interrupt the communication infrastructure. Likewise, in Van and Elazığ earthquakes, we were in the disaster areas with the field teams and provided uninterrupted communication. In this context, we are taking very important steps. We made business continuity plans in order to prevent interruption of communication services offered by operators and critical systems in the communication infrastructure and to minimize losses that may occur. These plans are tested annually by methods such as exercises and simulations. Controls of the Information Technologies and Communications Authority (BTK) for operators continue at certain intervals. ”
“We will commission UYARSİS”
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that they have launched the "National Level Communication Service Group Plan" for disasters and emergencies. "277 mobile base stations have been provided by operators for disasters and emergencies. There are 723 satellite phones to be used by public institutions and organizations. ” he spoke.
Stating that they have provided 55 VSAT satellite terminals for uninterrupted communication in Turkish Red Crescent activities, Karaismailoğlu said, “The SMS / JRT infrastructure has reached the level that can send emergency SMS across the country in a short time and the National Mobile Alert System (UYARSİS, which also includes cellular broadcasting technology) ), we will launch the work, we will put it into effect with a final arrangement. ” used expressions.
Karaismailoğlu, explaining that there are studies on architectural optimization and capacity increase for effective use of this infrastructure in mobile core networks and interconnection points of operators, said, “Operations of operators on the free use of internet-based messaging and voice calls are also ongoing. These studies continue to be followed by our Ministry and BTK. Again, in this context, we held an important meeting with senior executives of GSM companies at the end of May. ” said.
Expressing that communication infrastructure capacity utilization rates increased during the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic, Karaismailoğlu continued as follows:
“Our people used the internet from 7 to 77 during the epidemic. Students continued their education through the internet. Our citizens over the age of 65 would be longing for their loved ones on the internet. Employees from home working system did their jobs online. Therefore, we gathered with sector representatives to create a detailed road map regarding the needs and priorities of the sector in the medium and long term in the new normalization process. We also agreed to increase cooperation opportunities between operators on collaboration and on-network service. On the other hand, the strategy and plans for the new era of information-communication sector in Turkey at the meeting in detail we put on the table. "
“We document that all precautions are taken against the Kovid-19 outbreak”
Reminding that they started the High Speed Train and airline flights, which were interrupted due to the epidemic, by taking the necessary health measures, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “We have taken critical steps in terms of being an important means of transportation in the airline, as well as reviving global trade, especially in the airline.” said.
Karaismailoğlu, who stated that there were some reservations about the use of the airline due to the risks of the spread of the epidemic, completed his words as follows:
“We started the 'Airport Outbreak Certificate' period. Currently, 53 airports took precautions against the epidemic and started to serve our citizens safely. We have very serious measures and a strict inspection process. We follow the airline passengers meticulously from the starting point of the travel process to the destination, and strictly follow all the measures we take. First of all, from the moment we leave home, the obligation to wear a mask, which must be included in every area of our lives, will continue and attention will always be paid to social distance rules, isolation and hygiene. By sharing our epidemic certified airports and our work with other countries affected by the epidemic, we document that all measures against the Kovid-19 outbreak have been taken at our airports and aircraft. We aim for everyone to know that our country is a country that can be fly safely. In particular, many countries, especially European Union countries, aware of Turkey's success rate to control the epidemic and fight the epidemic in our name and are praised worldwide. I believe that this situation and the trust environment created by the measures we have taken in air transport will have great contributions to our tourism industry. ”