Turkey - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

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Companies covered in this report include:

Turk Telekom, Turksat, Superonline, Markafoni, Trendyol, Dsmart, DigiTurk, Turkcell, Vodafone, Avea.

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Turkey’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile, Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media sectors. Subjects include:

  • Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
  • Facts, figures and statistics;
  • Industry and regulatory issues;
  • Infrastructure;
  • Major players, revenues, subscribers, ARPU
  • Internet, IPTV;
  • Mobile voice and data markets;
  • Broadband (FttH, DSL, cable TV, wireless);
  • Convergence and digital media;
  • Broadband subscriber forecasts to 2024.

Researcher:- Paul Kwon
Current publication date:- November 2013 (12th Edition)

Executive Summary

Turkey on the cusp of LTE

Turkey possesses a significant telecommunications market region due to its large population, which is characterised as young, increasingly urbanised and technically literate. Its developing economy has been shaped by the EU accession process.

Despite liberalisation, Turk Telekom maintains a near monopoly of the fixed market. Competition is increasing due to an improved regulatory regime for network access that includes Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) and naked DSL.

Broadband services are widely available in Turkey, with competition predominantly infrastructure based. Mobile broadband has emerged as the most popular broadband platform. ADSL continues to represent the majority of fixed broadband subscriptions due to the reach of Turk Telekom’s copper network.

Recognising the potential of applying ICT to improve both social and economic development, Turkey has taken steps to develop a digital economy, encompassing e-commerce, e-government, e-health and e-education. The large potential online market has attracted international significant investment from multinational retailers and private equity firms.

Mobile penetration has reached levels indicative of a mature market. Healthy infrastructure-based competition exists between Turkcell, Vodafone and Avea that have built GSM/HSPA networks. LTE technology has been trialled by the operators and during 2013 the Turkish government awarded a contract to build a LTE network for civilian and military use.

Key telecom parameters – 2013; 2014

Sector

2013

2014

Subscribers to telecoms services (million):

Broadband

21.0

22.0

Fixed-line telephony

14.0

14.1

Mobile phone

68.3

69.0

(Source: BuddeComm)

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year

Table of Contents

  • 1. Key Statistics
    • 1.1 Country overview
  • 2. Telecommunications Market
    • 2.1 Overview of Turkey’s telecom market
  • 3. Regulatory Environment
    • 3.1 Background
      • 3.1.1 Electronic Communications Law 2008
    • 3.2 Regulatory authority
      • 3.2.1 Information and Communications Technologies Authority (ICTA)
    • 3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Turkey
    • 3.4 Privatisation
      • 3.4.1 The 2005 privatisation
      • 3.4.2 Privatisation background
    • 3.5 Interconnect
    • 3.6 Access
    • 3.7 Number portability
    • 3.8 Universal services
  • 4. Fixed Network Operators
    • 4.1 Overview
    • 4.2 Turk Telekom
    • 4.3 Turksat
    • 4.4 Superonline
  • 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. Broadband Market
    • 6.1 Overview
    • 6.2 Internet and broadband statistics
    • 6.3 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Lines (ADSL)
    • 6.4 Cable modems
    • 6.5 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) networks
      • 6.5.1 Superonline
  • 7. Digital Media / Digital Economy
    • 7.1 Overview
    • 7.2 Services
      • 7.2.1 E-commerce
      • 7.2.2 E-government
      • 7.2.3 E-health
      • 7.2.4 E-education
      • 7.2.5 Electronic ID
    • 7.3 Digital broadcasting
      • 7.3.1 Overview of broadcasting market
      • 7.3.2 Broadcasting regulation
      • 7.3.3 Digital TV
  • 8. Mobile Communications
    • 8.1 Overview of Turkey’s mobile market
      • 8.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 8.2 Regulatory issues
      • 8.2.1 Third Generation (3G) licences
      • 8.2.2 Third and fourth GSM licences
      • 8.2.3 Significant market power (SMP)
      • 8.2.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 8.2.5 Telsim privatisation
    • 8.3 Mobile technologies
      • 8.3.1 Analogue
      • 8.3.2 Digital
      • 8.3.3 3G
      • 8.3.4 Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • 8.4 Major mobile operators
      • 8.4.1 Turkcell
      • 8.4.2 Vodafone (Telsim)
      • 8.4.3 Avea
    • 8.5 Mobile voice services
      • 8.5.1 Prepaid
    • 8.6 Mobile data
      • 8.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 8.6.2 Mobile broadband (Access)
    • 8.7 Mobile content and applications
      • 8.7.1 Mobile TV
      • 8.7.2 Mobile advertising
      • 8.7.3 Mobile payments
  • 9. Forecasts
    • 9.1 Broadband subscriber forecasts
      • 9.1.1 Scenario 1 – higher broadband subscriber growth
      • 9.1.2 Scenario 2 – lower broadband subscriber growth
      • 9.1.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
      • Table 1 – Country statistics Turkey – 2013
      • Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2013
      • Table 3 – Internet user statistics – 2013
      • Table 4 – Broadband subscriber statistics – June 2013
      • Table 5 – Mobile statistics – 2013
      • Table 6 – National telecommunications authority
      • Table 7 – GDP growth and inflation – 2005 - 2015
      • Table 8 – Turk Telekom – Revenue, profit, EBITDA and CAPEX – 2007 - 2013
      • Table 9 – Turk Telekom – Fixed-line revenue, EBITDA and PSTN ARPU – 2007 - 2013
      • Table 10 – Turk Telekom – Fixed ARPU – 2011 - 2013
      • Table 11 – Superonline financial data – 2009 - 2013
      • Table 12 – Fibre optic cable lengths for Turk Telekom – 2011 - 2013
      • Table 13 – Fibre optic cable lengths for Alternative operators – 2011 - 2013
      • Table 14 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2014
      • Table 15 – Internet user and penetration rate – 1998 - 2014
      • Table 16 – Broadband subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2013
      • Table 17 – Broadband subscribers by access technology – 2004 - 2013
      • Table 18 – ISP market share – June 2013
      • Table 19 – Fixed Broadband subscriptions by speed – June 2013
      • Table 20 - Average monthly data usage per Turk Telekom broadband subscriber – 2010 - 2013
      • Table 21 – International Internet Bandwidth – 2003 - 2012
      • Table 22 – Turk Telekom ADSL ARPU – 2007 - 2013
      • Table 23 – Superonline FttX homes passed and subscribers – 2011 - 2013
      • Table 24 – TV audience share by channel – January - June 2013
      • Table 25 – TV advertising revenue – 2009 - 2013
      • Table 26 – Cable TV subscribers – 2011 - 2013
      • Table 27 – D-Smart pay TV subscribers – 2007 – 2013
      • Table 28 – IPTV subscribers – 2011 - 2013
      • Table 29 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2014
      • Table 30 – 2G and 3G subscribers – 2009 – 2013
      • Table 31 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – June 2013
      • Table 32 – Mobile subscribers by operator – 2007 - 2013
      • Table 33 – Mobile operators’ market share – 2007 - 2013
      • Table 34 – Mobile Telecom revenue and investment – 2004 - 2012
      • Table 35 – ARPU levels per operator – 2011 - 2013
      • Table 36 – Mobile revenue per service type per operator – March – June 2013
      • Table 37 – Turkcell group financial data – 2005 - 2013
      • Table 38 – Turkcell Turkey average monthly ARPU – pre and postpaid – 2001 - 2013
      • Table 39 – Turkcell Turkey average monthly MOU and churn – 2001 - 2013
      • Table 40 – Turkcell smartphone penetration – 2013
      • Table 41 – Vodafone Turkey financial data – 2008 - 2012
      • Table 42 – Vodafone pre and postpaid ARPU – 2006 - 2013
      • Table 43 – Vodafone smartphone penetration – 2011 - 2013
      • Table 44 – Avea revenue and EBITDA – 2007 - 2013
      • Table 45 – Avea prepaid, postpaid and blended ARPU and blended MOU – 2007 - 2013
      • Table 46 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2000 - 2013
      • Table 47 – Turkcell prepaid subscribers – 2001 - 2013
      • Table 48 – Vodafone prepaid subscribers – 2006 - 2013
      • Table 49 – Avea prepaid subscribers – 2007 - 2013
      • Table 50 – Numbers of SMS and MMS sent – 2004 - 2012
      • Table 51 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2011 - 2013
      • Table 52 – Mobile Internet subscribers and usage – 2010 - 2013
      • Table 53 – Turkcell mobile broadband revenue – 2010 - 2013
      • Table 54 – Vodafone data usage – 2012 – 2013
      • Table 55 – Forecast broadband subscribers – higher market growth scenario – 2014; 2019; 2024
      • Table 56 – Forecast broadband subscribers – lower market growth scenario – 2014; 2019; 2024
      • Chart 1 – Turkey fixed-line and mobile subscribers – 2000 - 2014

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