Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA), prepared by "Turkey Electronic Communications Sector 3 Monthly Market Data Report" was found in the evaluation of n.
Looking at 2019, Karaismailoğlu stated that they are pleased to see that the industry continues to grow and develop in almost all important indicators and parameters, as in the past, 17,6% of the operator revenues in the electronic communication sector, which reached 2018 billion liras in the last quarter of the previous year, compared to 13. said it has increased 66,7 billion liras.
Karaismailoğlu stated that this figure shows that the sector continues to grow and shows promise about the future.
Giving information that operator revenues increased by more than 12 percent last year, Karaismailoğlu said that net sales revenues of other operators other than Türk Telekom and mobile operators increased by 2019 percent in 16 compared to the previous year.
“The increase in operator revenues is pleasing”
Stressing that the increase in operator revenues is pleasing, Karaismailoğlu said:
“The main importance for the development of the sector and for the subscribers to receive higher quality service is the reflection of the increase in the revenues of the operators in the investments made. As of the end of last year, the amount of investments made in the sector increased by more than 2018 percent and reached 52 billion liras, in particular for Türk Telekom and mobile operators. The investments of all operators in the sector have reached 10,2 billion lira in 2019, with an increase of 37 percent compared to the previous year. ”
Pointing out that this acceleration in the investment increase in 2019 reveals how much the players in the industry believe and trust in the future of the country, Karaismailoğlu said, “This investment momentum is a successful move to realize digital transformation of our country, to move fiber infrastructures to every point of the country, to move to 5G and beyond technologies. required for. We expect investments to continue in the coming years. ” found the assessment.
“The Number of Mobile Subscribers Increased to 80,8 Millions”
Stating that the number of mobile subscribers increased to 80,8 million as of the end of last year, Karaismailoğlu stated that the prevalence of mobile subscribers (penetration) was over 97 percent.
Karaismailoğlu stated that 74 million of mobile subscribers preferred the 2016G subscription that started service in 4,5, and the number of subscribers of the 3G service fell to around 5 million.
“The fact that 4,5G service has become widespread throughout the country in such a short time, is the preference of 92 percent of subscribers, and gives the idea that 5G and beyond technologies will have an important potential in our country. Operators invest heavily in every point of our country and every citizen to benefit from 4,5G service. ”
Expressing that they are happy to see that 5G and beyond and M2M technologies are being spoken more frequently in daily life such as smart, domestic and national cars, and industrial applications, Karaismailoğlu said that the steady growth in the country on the internet, which has become the most indispensable service, continues and this service He explained that he became very accessible to many people.
“Broadband Subscribers Exceeded 76,6 Million”
Noting that the total number of broadband subscribers exceeded 76,6 million, Karaismailoğlu said that 62,4 million of these subscribers are mobile and 14,2 million are fixed subscribers.
Karaismailoğlu pointed out that while the number of broadband internet subscribers increased, the usage of subscribers increased significantly in 2019, and made the following evaluations:
“While the average monthly data usage of fixed broadband subscribers was 2018 gigabytes in the last quarter of 97,5, this figure increased by 2019 percent to 22 gigabytes in the last quarter of 119,3. We see that this increase is more pronounced for mobile subscribers. Data usage, which was 2018 gigabytes in the fourth quarter of 4,8, increased by 40 percent to 6,7 gigabytes. ”
Expressing that fiber infrastructure is critical for the development of both broadband internet and existing 4,5G as well as 5G and beyond mobile technologies, Karaismailoğlu stated that the satisfactory increase in the investments of operators in 2019 was also reflected in fiber investments.
Looking at the figures formed by the end of 2019, Karaismailoğlu stated that the number of fiber infrastructure reached 10 thousand kilometers with an increase of more than 391% compared to the previous year, and also that the number of fiber internet subscribers exceeded 15 million with an increase of 3,2%.
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