- 15 Months After Privatization of Turkish Telecom – 1
- Dr.Doany; Salaries Will Be Get An Increase In March – 2
- Dr.Doany : Oger Telecom Staff is Assisting TT Staff – 3
- Dr.Doany : 26,000 Job Applications Received for TT in a year – 4
- Dr.Doany : We Compliant With Our Concession Aggreement Obligations
- Dr.Doany : 2007 Investment Plan is 1,3 Billion YTL – 6
- Dr.Doany : Wholesale Tariff is Waiting for Approval – 7
- Dr.Doany : Our Real Competitor Is Mobile – 8
- Dr.Doany : Bed Dept Campaign Target is 35-40% – 9
- Dr.Doany : Voice Tariff Rebalancing was a Fundamental Assumption of the Business Plan – 10
- Dr.Doany : We are looking for international expansion opportunities – 11
In that chapter we asked financial questions :
Question – 36. What are the revenues and approximate profits generated from TT services during the FY2006?
Dr.Paul Doany : I can provide the numbers for 2005 and 2006, in billion YTL:
Question – 37 : What are the revenue and profit plans for 2007?
Dr.Paul Doany : I can give figures based on our preliminary budget presented to the board.
We expect PSTN revenues of around 5.45 bn YTL, for the best case, increasing to 5.55bn YTL in case of increased national long distance traffic resulting from the rebalancing. For ADSL, the minimum will be 1.23 bn YTL, totalling 7.82 bn YTL of revenue.
The projected net income is 2.92 bn YTL.
Question – 38 : The Oger Telecom IPO was cancelled. Can we expect it in the near future?
Dr.Paul Doany : OgerTelecom IPO was not done for generating cash the controlling shareholder wanted to have a listed entity in their group. There was no capital increase. They aspired to transform from a family owned private entity to a public company.
At the time there were concerns about the after market due to volatility in the regional. In addition, it turned out that the third mobile tender is Saudi did not require the qualifying operator to be publicly listed, so the pressure of listing Oger Telecom was much reduced. (I would remind that during the second mobile tender in Saudi where although Oger had the operational qualification, it wasnt able to bid alone due to not being a listed company)
In any case, listing Oger Telecom is a shareholder decision, and really a management matter. Our job is to assist, and they choose the timing. Of course, the shareholders would like to get a good price. Later this year, or next year seems more likely, but again its their decision.
Question – 39 : Will 45 percent shares of the government be listed? Can we expect an IPO in 2007?
Dr.Paul Doany : Forty five (45) percent shares of TT is owned by the state, which means that they will decide when and at what percentage the shares will be listed. In this regard, the responsibility of TT is to make the company ready for such an IPO.
The company can be ready for listing before mid 2007, but the timing for listing will depend on market conditions. As I said earlier, this is a shareholder decision.
Question – 40 : What is the recent situation about the school constructions that TT has supported within the scope of its social responsibility projects? When will these schools be opened?
Dr.Paul Doany : Turk Telekom is currently building 35 schools within the scope of its social responsibility projects. On February 12th, the first of these schools was opened during a ceremony attended by the Minister of Transportation Mr. Binali Yldrm. There are four more schools fully constructed, and the remaining schools construction is 70 percent completed and the they are expected to be totally completed by September 2007 and opened for the 2007-2008 school year.
In addition to these ongoing projects, Turk Telekoms General Assembly has recently decided to allocate an additional 100 million YTL for further social responsibility projects including construction of schools and dormitories, and we will be announcing soon where these will be located, pending allocation of suitable land plots.
At the following chapter, Alternative Telecom Operators Question will be held at Dr.Doany : There will be no more easy competition – 13
Turkish translation of that part at Dr.Doany : 2007 iin Tahmini Net Gelir 2.92 Milyar YTL – 12
Whole interview as Turkish and English, will be reached at Paul Doany Interview file.