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Turkey - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Turkey - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Revenue from mobile data is quickly edging towards a 40% market share in Turkey, while mobile voice revenue is clearly in decline. In 2013 mobile voice revenues still accounted for more than 65% market share of total mobile revenues in Turkey - but by early 2016 this had declined to just under 50%.

In 2016 there is also a clear trend that the number of 2G subscribers is in decline as customers turn to 3G services instead. In early 2016 there were around 66 million 3G subscribers, compared to around 8 million for 2G. This is a decline from 2013 when there were still around 20 million 2G subscribers in Turkey.

Turkcell is also beginning to feel the pressure from alternative operators with its mobile subscriber base beginning to fall in recent years while both Vodafone and Turk Telekom (formerly Avea) increase their subscriber market shares.

Key developments:

Mobile broadband has emerged as the most popular broadband access method; In August 2015, Turk Telekom became the sole owner of Avea and it is now known as Turk Telekom; In April 2016 4G LTE services were launched by Turkcell, Turk Telekom and Vodafone Turkey; In 2016 the regulator abolished a pricing law which had been applied to Turkcell.

Companies covered in this report include:

Turkcell, Vodafone, Turk Telekom (formerly Avea).


1. Synopsis
2. Market analysis
2.1 Recent developments
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 Mobile voice
3.1.1 Prepaid
3.2 Mobile data
3.2.1 SMS and MMS
3.2.2 OTT messaging services
3.3 Mobile broadband statistics
4. Regulatory issues
4.1 Overview (recent general laws and regulations)
4.2 Third Generation (3G) licences
4.3 Third and fourth GSM licences
4.4 Significant market power (SMP)
4.5 MTRs
4.6 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
4.7 Telsim privatisation
5. Mobile infrastructure
5.1.1 4G, LTE
5.1.2 5G
5.2 Other infrastructure developments
5.2.1 VoLTE
5.3 IoT and M2M networks
6. Major mobile operators
6.1 Turkcell
6.1.1 International expansion
6.2 Vodafone Turkey
6.3 Turk Telekom (formerly Avea)
7. Mobile content and applications
7.1 m-commerce
7.2 m-advertising
7.3 m-banking (payments/loans)
7.4 m-music
8. Mobile handsets
9. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration 2005 2016
Table 3 2G and 3G subscribers 2009 Q1 2016
Table 4 Breakdown of mobile revenue 2008 Q1 2016
Table 5 Mobile operators and subscribers 2015
Table 6 Mobile subscribers by operator 2007 Q1 2016
Table 7 Mobile operators' market share 2007 Q1 2016
Table 8 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2000 Q1 2016
Table 9 Active mobile broadband subscriptions 2008 Q1 2016
Table 10 Turkcell group financial data 2005 Q3 2016
Table 11 Turkcell Turkey average monthly blended ARPU 2007 - 2015
Table 12 Turkcell Turkey average monthly MOU and churn 2001 Q3 2015
Table 13 Turkcell smartphone penetration 2012 2014
Table 14 Vodafone Turkey financial data 2008 - 2016
Table 15 Vodafone pre and postpaid ARPU 2006 - 2014
Table 16 Vodafone Turkey smartphone penetration 2011 - 2015
Table 17 Turk Telekom (Avea) revenue, EBITDA, and CAPEX 2007 - 2015
Table 18 Turk Telekom (Avea) prepaid, postpaid and blended ARPU and blended MOU 2007 - 2015

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