Bilgi Cagi magazine looks over Innovation Speed in Telecommunication in its August edition. The magazine takes the issue of the developments and improvements in telecommunication sector in Turkey and in the World. The main and common idea of the Telecommunication edition is that Turkey is not using the own potential and following the improvements behind the European countries in telecommunication sector.
TAGES CEO Leyla Arsan takes attention to the December 2008 Strategic Research Report of the e-Mobility Technology Platform, Mobile and Wireless CommunicationsTechnology Platform, that focuses on the EU R&D strategies on mobile technologies. As the report states, research methodology of the R&D of mobile technologies is established on simplicity, efficiency and trust. It is designed to overcome potential technical, business and psychological barriers to the adoption and acceptance of new technologies and services. It takes into consideration the interests of users, network operators, service providers, and manufacturers, and provides a challenging research agenda for all and provides simplicity with trust for end to end integrated solutions in companies, SMEs, operators and fertility in B2B applications, smart transportation systems, energy, employment, health and care, education and instruction and environment sectors to people, families, clusters and communities.
Arsan states that while 612 corporations join the eMobility Platform from Europe, there are just 18 members from Turkey and most of them are active in software sector. Also there is not any other telecommunication corporation other than Turkcell. As Arsan emphasizes, the reason of increasing involvement to the platform is EASIER Project that was funded by 6th Framework Programme and completed by Turkish Informatics Foundation TUBITAK, TAGES in triumph. But now Turkish members don’t actively take place in the strategic research working clusters.
According to State Planning Organization, 2009 Information Society Statistics Report, in 2007 ICT market comprises 76% of the telecommunications market, in 2008 this rate is 72%. According to Arsan, these figures show that telecommunication has a high growth potential but requires swift precautions for paving development. Accordingly Arsan’s offers are:
- Immediately establishing Turkish Telecom and Mobile Technologies Platform led by Telecom operators and mobile technology software companies. So the R&D workshops of Information and Communication Technologies Authority can be executed from this platform.
- Actively taking place in eMobility Technology Platform, contributing to strategic research agenda, and accordingly taking place in 7th Framework Programme projects.
- Keeping taking place in CELTIC projects. But for this TUBITAK and TEYDEB should be more supportive and fund projects that have CELTIC label.