Privatization and Regulation in Turkish Telecommunications: A Preliminary Assessment

SNHU International Business Program Working Paper Series No. 2001-02

56 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2001

See all articles by Bulent Aybar

Bulent Aybar

Southern New Hampshire University - School of Business

Esat Serhat Guney

Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy

Hasan Suel

Is-TIM Aria - Finance and Budget Department

Date Written: July 1, 2001

Abstract

The importance of efficient workings of network industries and the markets in which they operate has long been recognized in the literature. In a parallel fashion, policy makers around the world initiated various restructuring efforts focusing on these sectors. However, the issues of privatization and much needed subsequent regulatory framework face considerable challenges in developing countries. Both political opposition and difficulties encountered in the process of privatization caused major delays in overall privatization and restructuring efforts of these countries.

This paper focuses on the telecommunications sector and the Turk Telekom case, in particular, assessing the prospects for its much-debated divestiture, evaluating the company specifics and subsequent regulatory agenda. In doing that, it emphasizes the current "telecom meltdown" in international markets, and compares telecommunications privatizations of various nations. Additionally, the study reviews major regulatory methods and draws on some recommendations for policy makers in the light of the U.S experience in this sector.

Keywords: Privatization, Telecommunications, Regulation, Turkey

JEL Classification: L51, L96, L98

Suggested Citation

Aybar, Bulent and Guney, Esat Serhat and Suel, Hasan, Privatization and Regulation in Turkish Telecommunications: A Preliminary Assessment (July 1, 2001). SNHU International Business Program Working Paper Series No. 2001-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=278089 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.278089

Bulent Aybar (Contact Author)

Southern New Hampshire University - School of Business ( email )

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Esat Serhat Guney

Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy ( email )

1 South Station
Boston, MA 02110
United States

Hasan Suel

Is-TIM Aria - Finance and Budget Department ( email )

Abdi Ipekci Cad. No.75 Macka
Istanbul
Turkey
90 212 233 0360 (Phone)
90 212 230 6481 (Fax)

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