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Turkey - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Turkey - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Turkey demonstrates progress for both mobile and fixed broadband sectors

While a number of political events led to the Turkish currency taking a slide in mid 2018; the telecoms sector itself has demonstrated keen growth over the past year or so with a rise in subscribers, data usage and uptake of bundled packages.

Significant investments in expanding fibre-optic broadband networks are continuing while DSL retains it status of having the largest market share of all the fixed broadband access technologies. Turkey offers substantial opportunities for fixed broadband growth considering its current penetration is only around 15%.

4G LTE networks are well established across Turkey and are providing network coverage to around 87% of the population. In 2018 Turkcell, Turk Telekom and Vodafone Turkey continue to progress with their 5G developments.

A project is also underway in Turkey which is using the Universal Services Fund to supply mobile infrastructure to over 1,400 areas which are lacking. Key developments:


Trade tensions with the USA led to Turkey placing a higher tariff on some imported goods coming from the USA, including a boycott on iPhones.

Turkey is proving to be one of the more progressive mobile markets in the Middle East with revenue from mobile data services growing quickly.

Interestingly, because of the three major mobile operators all launching 4G LTE services in April 2016; Turkey has witnessed a dramatic decline in 3G mobile subscriptions.

While mobile broadband becomes increasingly popular in Turkey the fixed broadband network is also progressing sharply with a clear direction now towards fibre broadband.

Turkey also has excellent international infrastructure with links to many of international cable networks due to its geographic location between Europe and Asia.Companies mentioned in this report include:


Turk Telekom (formerly Avea), Turkcell, Vodafone Turkey, Turksat, Superonline.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Turkey - 2018
  • COUNTRY OVERVIEW
    • Table Turkey - GDP and inflation - 2012 - 2018
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • MARKET HISTORY
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • HISTORIC OVERVIEW
    • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • Electronic Communications Law 2008
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
      • Information and Communications Technologies Authority (ICTA)
    • TELECOM SECTOR LIBERALISATION IN TURKEY
    • PRIVATISATION
      • The 2005 privatisation
      • Privatisation background
    • INTERCONNECT
    • ACCESS
    • NUMBER PORTABILITY (NP)
    • UNIVERSAL SERVICES
    • TAX LEVIES
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • TURK TELEKOM
      • Table Turk Telekom - Revenue, profit, EBITDA and CAPEX - 2007 - Q2 2018
      • Table Turk Telecom - subscribers and market share by service - 2016; Q1 2018
      • Table Turk Telekom - PSTN, Broadband and blended mobile ARPU- 2012 - 2017
    • TURKSAT
    • SUPERONLINE
      • Table Superonline financial data - 2009 - 2018
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 - Q1 2018
    • FIBRE NETWORKS
      • Table Fibre optic cable lengths for Turk Telekom - 2011 - 2017
      • Table Fibre optic cable lengths for Alternative operators - 2011 - Q1 2017
      • Table Fibre broadband subscribers - Turk Telekom, Superonline, Vodafone Turkey - 2015 - Q1 2017
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE (SATELLITE, SUBMARINE)
      • Terrestrial cable networks
      • Communication Satellites
    • SMART INFRASTRUCTURE
      • M2M
  • FIXED BROADBAND MARKET
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2008 - Q1 2018
      • Table Average monthly data usage per Turk Telekom broadband subscriber - 2011; 2013; 2015;2017
      • Table International Internet Bandwidth - 2003 - 2016
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
      • Table Turkey - xDSL subscriptions - 2015 - Q1 2018
    • CABLE INTERNET
      • Table Turkey - cable internet subscriptions - 2015 - Q1 2018
    • FIBRE BROADBAND
      • Table Turkey - fibre broadband subscribers - 2013 - 2017
  • DIGITAL ECONOMY
    • E-BANKING
    • E-HEALTH
  • DIGITAL MEDIA
    • INTRODUCTION
    • VIDEO STREAMING AND BROADBAND TV (IPTV)
    • VOIP
    • MUSIC
  • MOBILE MARKET
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • General statistics
        • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
        • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - Q1 2018
        • Table Historical - breakdown of mobile revenue - 2008 - Q1 2016
      • Mobile voice
        • Table Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers - 2000 - Q1 2018
      • SMS and MMS
      • Mobile broadband statistics
        • Table Active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2009 - Q1 2018
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Overview (recent general laws and regulations)
      • Third Generation (3G) licences
      • Third and fourth GSM licences
      • Significant market power (SMP)
      • MTRs
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Telsim privatisation
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • 5G
      • 4G, LTE
        • Table 2G; 3G; 4G subscribers - 2009 - Q3 2017
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Table Mobile operators' revenue market share by service - Q3 2017
      • Table Mobile operators' market share by subscribers - 2007 - Q3 2017
      • Table Mobile operators' market share by revenue - Q3 2017
      • Turkcell
        • Table Turkcell Turkey subscribers - 2016; Q2 2018
        • Table Turkcell Turkey revenue - Q2 2017; Q2 2018
        • Table Turkcell group financial data - 2012 - Q2 2018
        • Table Turkcell Turkey average monthly blended mobile ARPU - 2007 - 2017
        • Table Turkcell Turkey average monthly MOU and mobile churn - 2001 - 2017
        • Table Turkcell smartphone penetration - 2012 - 2017
      • Vodafone Turkey
        • Table Vodafone Turkey financial data - 2008 - 2018
        • Table Historical - Vodafone Turkey pre and post-paid ARPU - 2006 - 2014
        • Table Historical - Vodafone Turkey smartphone penetration - 2011 - 2015
      • Turk Telekom (Avea)
        • Table Turk Telekom Group - mobile revenue - 2007 - 2017
        • Table Turk Telekom Group - prepaid, post-paid subscribers and blended ARPU - Q2 2013 - 2017

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