Turkey Telecoms Market Report

Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Last updated: 29 Mar 2022 Update History

Report Pages: 169

Turkey makes progress with its own-built satellite

Turkey continues to develop its capabilities within its telecom sector, becoming one of the relatively few countries able to build and develop its own communications satellites. With the successful launch of the Turksat 5A and 5B satellites in 2021, the country has vastly increased its bandwidth capacity. These satellites will be joined by the Turksat 6A in early 2023.

In addition to these technological breakthroughs, the country’s telcos have invested in fibre infrastructure, with Vodafone Turkey having trialled a 1Tb/s service in late 2021 to support its 5G network backhaul and improve the quality of its fixed infrastructure.

Deployment of fibre-based broadband networks are well established, with fibre accounting for 26.7% of all fixed broadband connections as of early 2022. The DSL sector still dominates, accounting for about 63% of connections, but its share is steadily declining, year-on-year, while the number of fibre connections has grown strongly.

Improved fixed and mobile infrastructure is underpinning the country’s initiatives relating to Smart City concepts, which have become a key area of focus for the emerging digital economy and the transformation to a knowledge-based economy. Turkey’s National Smart Cities Strategy and Action Plan runs through to 2023.

Key developments:

  • SpaceX launches the Turksat 5A and 5B satellites, expects to launch the Turksat 6A satellite in early 2023;
  • Turkey Wealth Fund agrees to acquire 55% stake in Turk Telekom held by the LYY special purpose vehicle;
  • Turkey identified as one of the key markets for mobile subscriber growth through to 2025 in the MENA region;
  • Vodafone Turkey and vendor partner Nokia provide data at up to 1Tb/s in trials;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market updates for Q4 2021, telcos’ financial and operating data to December 2021, updated Telecom maturity Index charts and analyses, an assessment of the global impact of the pandemic on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Turk Telekom, Turkcell, Vodafone Turkey, Turksat, Superonline, Millenicom.

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