Mobile telephone coverage for the whole of Cyprus is expected soon.
Last month, President of Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce Fikri Toros said that the new system is in the last stages of preparation and will start to operate this month.
The mobile telephony grid in the south and north of the island is being linked as part of confidence-building measures.
Reliable mobile telecom connections between the two communities on the island remains difficult. Connections via land-line were established in 2003, but the call quality is often patchy.