The first concrete step toward the long-awaited 4G tender will be taken on May 26. According to an announcement published on the official gazette, the tender is scheduled to be held in Ankara at the end of May. The deadline for tender proposals was set for May 20. The first schedule was determined for the tender, which will introduce 4G technology to the country. The tender, which will take place in Ankara after 45 days, consists of setting up, developing and operating a mobile electronic communications network and transferring the network to the Information and Communications Technologies Authority (BTK) in working condition and free of charge at the end of the delegated lifetime. During the tender, a total of 20 frequency segments will be put up for sale at the 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz bands. The authorization period of the tender, where four operators will be authorized at most, will last until April 30, 2029. The total minimum cost of the frequency segments has been determined at about 2.298 billion euros. The tender specifications can be purchased for TL 50,000 ($19,017.19) from the BTK, but the amount paid for the tender specifications is non-refundable. The tender, which will be held at the BTK headquarters at 10:30 a.m. on May 26, will begin with a closed bidding method and continue with an open bidding procedure. Tenderers will pay a bid bond of at least 5 percent of the value of each frequency segment for which they will give offers. Incorporated companies can also offer bids during the tender. Tenderer companies will submit a document to the BTK showing that their paid capital amounts to at least TL 50 million with the exception of minority rights. Companies having partnerships or subsidiaries with each other will not be able to participate in the tender, and even if they can attend, they will be eliminated.