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

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Last updated: 10 Nov 2016 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 24

Analyst: Kylie Wansink


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).

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