Post and Telecom of Kosovo

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Post and Telecom of Kosovo
Posta dhe Telekomi i Kosovës
Pošta i Telekomunikacije Kosova
Type Joint stock company
Industry Communications Services
Founded 1965
Headquarters Pristina, Kosovo
Key people Mehdi Latifaj (CEO)
Nuredin Krasniqi (CFO)
Products Fixed telephony
Mobile telephony
Owners Government of Kosovo[1]
Monaco Telecom
Employees 2480
Divisions Telecom of Kosovo
Vala
Website http://www.ptkonline.com/

The Post and Telecommunications of Kosovo (commonly abbreviated as PTK; Albanian: Posta dhe Telekomi i Kosovës, Serbian: Пошта и Телекомуникације Косова д.д.) is the postal and telecommunications authority of Kosovo.[2] It was created in 1959, originally under the name of The Post, Telephone and Telegraph of Kosovo.[3]

On 29 June 2005, Post and Telecom of Kosovo was transformed into a Joint Stock Company, with the new name PTK J.S.C. The authority has three business units: Post of Kosovo, Telecom of Kosovo, and Vala , its mobile operator unit. The units are licensed by Telecommunication Regulation Authority of Kosovo.

Vala was the first licensed mobile operator in Kosovo. In operation since 2000, it is the largest mobile operator in Kosovo with approximately 1,150,000 customers.[4] Monaco Telecom is responsible for management of the network and the network uses a Monaco mobile network code. LTE network is being built by Vala, powered by Alcatel Lucent and Nokia Networks. 3G services are promoted with limited geografic coverage.

History[edit]

PTK stopped operating only during the Kosovo War. During the conflict, assets of the company were either stolen or destroyed, leading to interruptions of postal and telecommunication services.[3] After the conflict, PTK launched Vala, the largest mobile operator in the country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of Kosovo is the majority shareholder of Post and Telecom of Kosovo
  2. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  3. ^ a b "PTK - About us". Ptkonline.com. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  4. ^ "Vala-s ID". Retrieved 23 April 2010. Overall number of customers: Vala has approximately 850 000 customers 

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