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
Founder(s) Ejup Qerimi
Headquarters Pristina, Kosovo
Key people Ejup Qerimi (CEO)
Nuredin Krasniqi (CFO)
Products Fixed telephony
Mobile telephony
Postal Services
Owner(s) Government of Kosovo[1]
Monaco Telecom
Employees 2480
Divisions Post of Kosovo
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.

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.

Key People[edit]

Ejup Qerimi, CEO, is an Electronics Engineer with experience in different projects financed by the European Union in Kosovo. He was employed at ”IPKO Telecommunications,” heading the Project management office and was also a member of Executive Management, where he was responsible for IT and Communications projects. His activities include working at the South Eastern European Center for Entrepreneurship in Croatia; being a member of PMI (Project Management Institute) in USA and EOQ (European Organization for Quality) in Belgium. He was a Member of the Independent Tax Review Board of Kosovo at the Ministry of Finance; he was also a secretary General of Kosovo Chamber of Commerce; and the President of the Council for Professional Education and Training of Kosovo at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

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 107 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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