The Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) hosted the 6th Korea-BSEC (Black Sea Economic Cooperation) ICT Cooperation Workshop in Ankara on 21 November 2016.


Opening speeches were delivered by Dr. Ömer Fatih SAYAN, Mr. CHO, Yun-soo,  Ambassador of the Republic of Korea  to Ankara, Mr. IN JAE Lee, Director General in the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Korea. A Korean delegation composed of representatives of the Ministry of  Interior  Affairs and various Korean institutions, high-level management and experts from ICTA, Chairman of the Radio and Television Supreme Council, representatives of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications as well as representatives of the Turkish ICT sector companies and operators were attended.


Highlighting existing strong cooperation and profound friendship between Turkey and Korea and expressing his pleasure for hosting the 6th Korea-BSEC ICT Cooperation Workshop in ICTA in his welcome address, Dr. SAYAN stated that significant developments have been made in the Turkish ICT sector being attractive for investors through its wide and dynamic market structure along with its stable regulatory and legal framework in recent years. He emphasized the substantial steps taken in the ICT infrastructure with the investments of private sector for the fiber based next generation networks and LTE advanced mobile networks and gave information on the developments of fixed, mobile and internet markets. Dr. Sayan also mentioned about 5G and cyber security activities in Turkey.


Four presentations were made on various topics by the Korean delegation members. Firstly, Mr. Oh KANG TAK, Vice President of Department of e-Government of National Information Society Agency made a presentation on status and strategy of broadband in Korea. Secondly, Dr. Chris Kang SANG-BAEK, Director of Global Cooperation of Korea Local Information Research & Development Institute gave comprehensive information about the trends in the information and communication technologies focusing on smart cities and IoT. Ms. Sueyeon Lee from Open Data Center of National Information Society Agency made a presentation on overview of Korea Open Data. Lastly, presentation on cyber security with big data was made by Mr. Philiph Lee, Deputy Director from the Ministry of Interior.

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