National Technology Initiative: Social Reflections and Türkiye's Future

National Technology Initiative in Communication

Within the scope of the National Technology Initiative, Türkiye reduces its dependence on foreign technology, increases its competitiveness in global markets and makes progress in the production of critical technologies. Türkiye aims to become a country that not only uses technology but also produces it. In addition, in line with the 2023 targets of our country; under the coordination of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (UAB) and Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA), with the support of our other institutions, important studies are carried out for the production of products in 4.5G, 5G and satellite Technologies with local and national resources. In this context, ULAK base station, the first domestic and national 4.5G base station developed in our country is used in a total of 1765 sites as of April 2022. In addition, studies are carried out to produce technologies to be used in 5G by both ULAK Communications Inc. and Communication Technologies Cluster (HTK) with domestic and national resources. In addition to these, Türksat’s Domestic Communication Satellite Project Türksat 6A, which is one of the most important projects in Türkiye, is progressing rapidly. Türksat 6A is produced with the highest domestic rate, with the contribution of Türksat engineers who received training in space technologies within the scope of the technology transfer program realized during the production process of Türksat 3A, Türksat 4A and Türksat 4B satellites. Aselsan produces many communication devices from military radios to identification of friend and foe systems, from public safety communication systems to satellite communication systems. On the other hand, support is provided by the operators in our country to the studies carried out by the manufacturers, domestic products are also developed by the operators, and the rate of domestic products used in their networks is increasing. In this document, outstanding projects within the scope of the National Technology Initiative in Communication and in this respect, the details of the domestic and national product studies carried out by UAB, ICTA, Aselsan, ULAK Communications, HTK and operators are given.

Ömer Fatih Sayan
DOI: 10.53478/TUBA.978-625-8352-17-7.ch20