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Turkey - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts


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This annual report offers a wealth of information on the trends and developments in fixed-line and mobile telephony, Internet and broadband and new technologies. Subjects include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market and industry overviews
  • Regulatory environment
  • Major players (fixed and mobile)
  • Infrastructure
  • Mobile voice and data market
  • Internet
  • Broadband and broadband forecasts till 2018.


1. Key Statistics
1.1 Country overview
2. Telecommunications Market
2.1 Overview of Turkey’s telecom market
3. Regulatory Environment
3.1 Background
3.2 Regulatory authority
3.2.1 Information and Communications Technologies Authority (ICTA)
3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Turkey
3.3.1 Licences
3.4 Privatisation
3.4.1 Privatisation background
3.5 Interconnect
3.6 Access
3.7 Number portability
3.8 Universal services
3.9 Electronic Signature Act
4. Fixed Network Operators in Turkey
4.1 Overview
4.2 Turk Telekom
4.3 Turksat
5. Telecommunications Infrastructure
5.1 National telecom network
5.2 International infrastructure
5.2.1 Submarine cable networks
5.2.2 Terrestrial cable networks
5.2.3 Satellite networks
6. Internet Market
6.1 Overview
6.1.1 Internet statistics
6.2 ISP market
6.2.1 Dogan Online
6.2.2 Superonline
6.2.3 Sabanci Telekom
6.2.4 IsNet
6.3 Digital economy
6.3.1 Turkey’s emerging Internet economy
7. Broadband Market
7.1 Overview
7.1.1 Broadband statistics
7.2 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
7.3 Cable modems
7.4 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) networks
7.5 Wireless broadband
7.5.1 WiFi
8. Digital Media
8.1 Overview of broadcasting market
8.2 Broadcasting regulation
8.3 Digital TV
8.3.1 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
8.3.2 Cable TV
8.3.3 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
8.3.4 Broadband TV (IPTV)
9. Mobile Communications
9.1 Overview of Turkey’s mobile market
9.1.1 Mobile statistics
9.2 Regulatory issues
9.2.1 Third Generation (3G) licences
9.2.2 Third and fourth GSM licences
9.2.3 Significant market power (SMP)
9.2.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
9.2.5 Telsim privatisation
9.3 Mobile technologies
9.3.1 Analogue
9.3.2 Digital
9.3.3 3G
9.4 Major mobile operators
9.4.1 Turkcell
9.4.2 Vodafone (Telsim)
9.4.3 Avea
9.5 Mobile voice services
9.5.1 Prepaid
9.5.2 Satellite mobile
9.6 Mobile data services
9.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
9.6.2 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
9.6.3 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
9.6.4 Enhanced Date for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
9.6.5 BlackBerry
9.6.6 Mobile TV
9.7 Mobile content and applications
9.7.1 Location-based services
9.7.2 M-commerce
9.7.3 Mobile advertising
10. Forecasts
10.1 Forecasts - broadband Internet services to 2018
10.1.1 Scenario 1 - higher broadband subscriber growth
10.1.2 Scenario 2 - lower broadband subscriber growth
11. Glossary of Abbreviations
Table 1 - Country statistics Turkey - 2008
Table 2 - Telephone network statistics - 2008
Table 3 - Internet user statistics - 2008
Table 4 - Broadband subscriber statistics - 2008
Table 5 - Mobile statistics - 2008
Table 6 - National telecommunications authority
Table 7 - Turk Telekom revenue, profit and EBITDA - 2007 - 2008
Table 8 - Turk Telekom fixed-line revenue, EBITDA and PSTN ARPU - 2007 - 2008
Table 9 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 - 2008
Table 10 - Internet users and penetration rate - 1998 - 2008
Table 11 - Internet subscribers and penetration rate - 2003 - 2008
Table 12 - Electronic certificate & mobile electronic certificate ownership - 2005 - 2008
Table 13 - Broadband subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2008
Table 14 - Broadband subscribers by access technology - 2004 - 2008
Table 15 - Turk Telekom ADSL ARPU - 2007 - 2008
Table 16 - Broadband market shares - 2007 - 2008
Table 17 - Advertising spending and annual growth by media segment - 2007
Table 18 - Audience share by channel - 2006 - 2007
Table 19 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2008
Table 20 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2008
Table 21 - Mobile subscribers by operator - 2007 - 2009
Table 22 - Mobile operators’ market share - 2007 - 2008
Table 23 - Turkcell Group financial data - 2005 - 2008
Table 24 - Turkcell Turkey average monthly ARPU - pre and postpaid - 2001 - 2008
Table 25 - Turkcell Turkey average monthly MOU and churn - 2001 - 2008
Table 26 - Vodafone pre and postpaid ARPU - 2006 - 2009
Table 27 - Vodafone revenue - 2007 - 2008
Table 28 - Avea revenue and EBITDA - 2007 - 2008
Table 29 - Avea prepaid, postpaid and blended ARPU and blended MOU - 2007 - 2008
Table 30 - Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers - 2000 - 2008
Table 31 - Turkcell prepaid subscribers - 2001 - 2009
Table 32 - Vodafone prepaid subscribers - 2006 - 2009
Table 33 - Avea prepaid subscribers - 2007 - 2008
Table 34 - Numbers of SMS and MMS sent - 2004 - 2008
Table 35 - Forecast broadband subscribers - higher market growth scenario - 2008 - 2013; 2018
Table 36 - Forecast broadband subscribers - lower market growth scenario - 2008 - 2013; 2018
Exhibit 1 - Access, the local loop and unbundling - an overview
Exhibit 2 - The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) annual E-readiness criteria

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