The agreement was signed at the PTK headquarters on 27th of August. After having signed the agreement on behalf of the PTK J.S.C., Adnan Merovci, Chief Executive Officer of the PTK J.S.C., said “Today we signed heads of agreement and thereafter further details will be incorporated, following discussions to take place in the near future”. Merovci added that this heads of agreement is a result of the process that was initiated earlier and supported by the current Board of Directors and the definitive agreement to be drafted hereafter will be submitted to the PTK J.S.C. Board of Directors for approval.
Philip Walker, representative of Dardafone, thanked Mr. Merovci and his staff for all of their efforts in moving this project forward and said that Dardafone received its license by the TRA in June of this year, and developed the relationship with PTK so that they could proceed to begin the business. This cooperation with PTK enables Dardafone to accelerate MVNO operations in Kosovo which will increase competition, call quality and resulting in lower rates for subscribers.
“We are delighted to be trusted by PTK. With this agreement, we will start our MVNO operations in Europe and expand our ability to provide value added services to telecom operators all around the world” said Adrian Shatku, President and CEO of UNIFI. “We are continuously growing our network across the world in order to provide higher call quality to our customers. We are focused on offering next generation converged services which simplifies communication and we are taking the advantage of our VoIP expertise and global footprint to meet the strong demand for international voice services. Our goal is to connect the world without borders and limits”.
The Post and Telecommunications of Kosovo, PTK, was established in 1959 by Yugoslavian PTT community to provide basic phone services. Post and Telecom of Kosovo (PTK) was established in 1999 by the UNMIK administration. By the end of the year 1999, UNMIK and PTK signed a contract “key in hand” with Monaco Telecom, for providing GSM mobile phone services, with a network that covers the largest part of the Kosovo territory. PTK has established following three business units: Post of Kosovo, Telecom of Kosovo, and Vala mobile network operator. These three business units of the PTK are licensed by the Kosovo Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. On 29 June 2005, PTK was transformed into a joint-stock-company under the new name of PTK J.S.C.
PTK, which owns the mobile operator Vala 900, has experienced a growth during recent years and Vala is now been providing GPRS, MMS and SMS services to all its customers.