Post and Telecom of Kosovo (Redirected from Vala GSM)

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Kosovo Telecom
Telekomi i Kosovës
TypeJoint stock company
IndustryCommunications Services
Founded1959
Headquarters,
Area served
Kosovo
Key people
Besa Shatri-Berisha
ProductsMobile telephony
Fixed telephony
ISP
Cable TV
OwnerGovernment of Kosovo[1]
Number of employees
2480
Websitehttp://www.kosovotelecom.com/tk/

Kosovo Telecom (Albanian: Telekomi i Kosovës, formerly known as Post and Telecommunications of Kosovo (commonly abbreviated as PTK; Albanian: Posta dhe Telekomi i Kosovës) is the postal and telecommunications authority of Kosovo[a]. It was created in 1959, originally under the name of The Post, Telephone and Telegraph of Kosovo, and adopted its current name on 12 September 1990.[2]

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.[3] An LTE network has been built by Vala, powered by Alcatel Lucent and Nokia Networks.

Dialling codes for Vala are: 044, 045 and 046 (internationally +383 44, +383 45 and +383 46. Identification code (IMSI) of Vala is 221-01 (but still in use 212-01(Monaco)).

History

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.[2] After the conflict, PTK launched Vala, the largest mobile operator in the territory, with the assistance of Monaco Telecom.

Notes

  1. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 99 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 14 later withdrew their recognition.

References

  1. ^ Government of Kosovo is full shareholder of Telecom of Kosovo
  2. ^ a b "PTK - About us". Ptkonline.com. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  3. ^ "Vala-s ID". Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2010. Overall number of customers: Vala has approximately 850 000 customers

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