Established in 1999, KKTCell is a subsidiary of Turkcell that operated under a revenue-sharing agreement with the government of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) until the end of July 2007. In 2007, KKTCell signed an 18-year license agreement for the installation and operation of a digital, cellular, mobile telecommunication system with the TRNC Ministry of Communications & Works. This agreement replaced the GSM -Mobile Telephone System Agreement that was based on revenue-sharing. By the end of 2010, KKTCell had 386,000 subscribers and a 69% market share. KKTCell covers 100% of the population, and its coverage reaches beyond the geographical borders of the TRNC. In an exciting development in 2008, KKTCell introduced 3G technology to Northern Cyprus and began offering 3G services and products to the people of Northern Cyprus on October 14, 2008. In 2010, through its radio link project, KKTCell had the only international gateway other than that of the TRNC Telecommunication Board.