3 Months 3,5 billion lira to the Communication Infrastructure Investment in Turkey

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Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu stated that the amount of investment made in the communication sector in the first quarter of 2020 was approximately 3,5 billion liras, “The amount of investment made by operators in the same period of the previous year was 2,1 billion liras. In the same period of this year, an increase of over 66 percent was achieved in the investment amount compared to the previous year. These investments of the operators consisted of capacity expansion investments, especially due to the expansion of fiber infrastructures, core network in mobile and fixed services, radio network investments in mobile services, and disaster and emergency situations, and increased traffic due to pandemics. ”


Karaismailoğlu stated that the total revenue of the companies operating in the communication sector in the first quarter of 2020 reached 17,6 billion liras. “In the first quarter of 2019, net sales revenues were about 15,4 billion liras. In other words, sector revenues have increased by 2,2 billion TL compared to the same period of the previous year. ”

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA), prepared by the "Turkey Year 2020 First Electronic Communications Market Quarterly Market Data Report" for the assessment found. Stating that the world was affected significantly due to the Kovid-19 epidemic, Karaismailoğlu said that the communication sector emerged from this period by getting stronger. Minister Karaismailoğlu pointed out that people spend most of their day at home due to many workplaces interrupting their work, switching to work remotely, and closing schools, during the epidemic, “This increased demand for both broadband internet and voice services. As an institution, we have been in constant communication with the sector representatives by taking the necessary precautions to maintain the health of the sector employees and to maintain electronic communication and postal services without interruption, even if there are restrictions on working conditions. We also got the results of this and we were among the best in the world in the communication infrastructure in this period. ”

Investments Increase by 66 Percent Compared to the Same Period of the Last Year

Karaismailoğlu said that at the end of the first quarter of 2020, the number of operators operating in the electronic communication sector reached 456 and the number of authorizations given to these operators was 823. Stating that the amount of investment made in the communication sector in the first quarter of 2020 was approximately 3,5 billion liras, Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the total investment amount of Türk Telekom and mobile operators was approximately 2,6 billion liras and that 878 million lira investments were made by other operators in the same period. Karaismailoğlu said, “In the first quarter of 2019, the total investment amount of Türk Telekom and mobile network operators was approximately 1,65 billion liras and the investment made by other operators was approximately 461,3 million liras. In other words, the amount of investments made by all operators last year was 2,1 billion liras. In the same period of this year, an increase of over 66 percent was achieved in the investment amount compared to the previous year. These investments of the operators mainly consisted of the expansion of fiber infrastructures, investments in the core network in mobile and fixed services, investments in the radio network in mobile services, disaster and emergency situations and capacity increase investments made due to increased traffic due to pandemics.

Investments in these technologies have important impacts on the whole economy, both with their direct returns and indirect contributions to other sectors, such as productivity. ”

Sector Revenues Increased 2,2 Billion Liras

Karaismailoğlu announced that the total revenue of companies operating in the communication sector in the first quarter of 2020 reached 17,6 billion liras. In this context, Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the total net sales revenues of Türk Telekom and mobile network operators amounted to 13,3 billion liras, and the total net sales revenues of other operators in the same period was approximately 4,3 billion liras. “Net sales in the first quarter of 2019 their revenue was about 15,4 billion lira. In other words, sector revenues have increased by 2,2 billion TL compared to the same period of the previous year. In the first quarter of last year, total net sales revenues of Türk Telekom and mobile network operators were approximately 11,7 billion liras. The sum of net sales revenues of other operators in the same period was approximately 3,7 billion liras. ”

“We aim to increase investments”

Karaismailoğlu underlined that the most important point in this field is that companies attach great importance to R&D and renewal investments. Minister Karaismailoğlu, who explained that they have made regulations that will open the way for investment and investors in the informatics sector as a government, in order to continue these investments increasingly, completed his words as follows:

“We see the results of this from the increase in investments. However, we aim to increase this investment amount much more, especially domestic software and hardware. ”



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