Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has led to radical changes in every sector and society and continues to do it. New technologies; natural resources, financing and the innovations brought about by the use of human resources, causes a continuous change and improvement. All these changes bring tremendous opportunities for people, institutions and countries that can adapt.
Transformation into Digital Economy can be examined under 4 main headings: Infrastructure, R & D, using information and communication technologies in public and private sectors, using information and communication technologies in society. Turkey ranked at the last rankings among OECD and EU countries considering these factors.
Turkey last five years, has developed the infrastructure of Information and Communication Technology (BITS) and has improved the use of ICTs in the private sector. The development of the public in infrastructure and the quality of e-government services has been important for the more widespread use of ICT by the private sector and society. The total value of Information and Communication Technology added of the private sector in Turkey, the share in employment and investment continues to remain below the OECD countries. While the use of information and communication technologies increases, production capacity remains low.
Turkey’s information users and producers as lagging behind its performance of its performance in communication technologies, has led to be in a position importers of these products. In global trade in ICT products, the competitiveness of developing countries is increasing faster.
By developing local and national 5G and beyond new generation communication technologies, and make them used in Turkey, making R&D and manufacturing activities and establishing incentive mechanisms to use and produce local products in this field will be the targets.
The installation of small cell base stations to be used for 5G will be facilitated. Additional infrastructure needs will be determined in order to provide 5G service and the measures to be taken in this area will be determined. Cooperation will be made with the university and the private sector to develop 5G technology. The internationalization of international organizations will be examined and the international standards will be harmonized with national legislation.
Domestic production and R & D activities will be supported within the scope of new generation mobile communication technologies.
Necessary measures will be taken to promote innovative digital technologies such as inter-machine communication and the internet of objects.