Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said, “Operator revenues in the electronic communications sector, which reached 2020 billion TL in the fourth quarter of 20,7, exceeded 15,6 billion TL in the year total, with an increase of 77,1 percent compared to the previous year. This figure shows that the growth of the sector continues ”.
Karaismailoğlu made evaluations regarding the year 2020, which we left behind in the electronic communications sector, and shared the data of both 2020 and the last quarter of the year with the public.
Transportation and Infrastructure of the Ministry of Information Technologies and prepared for the last quarter of the year by the Communications Authority "Turkey Electronic Communications Sector 3 Monthly Market Data Report" covered in the evaluation Ministers Karaismailoğlu, that the economy was the most important determinant of the Covidien-2020 outbreak in 19 for all areas He stated that the electronic communications sector was one of the most prominent sectors in the Covid-19 epidemic, which affected almost the entire year. Karaismailoğlu stated that the sector plays a key role in the economic and social life during the epidemic period, as well as in the continuity of educational ability, even from a distance.
"Investments of all operators in the sector increased by 30 percent compared to the previous year"
In the fourth quarter of 2020, the operator revenues in the electronic communications sector, which reached 20,7 billion TL, increased by 15,6 percent compared to the previous year, exceeding 77,1 billion TL, and this figure shows that the growth of the sector continues, and the electronic communications sector. Stating that there is a positive development for the operators, Minister Karaismailoğlu said that operator revenues increased by 13,7 percent in terms of mobile operators, and the net sales revenues of other operators, excluding Türk Telekom and mobile operators, exceeded 2020 billion TL in 19,5. He added that it increased by 21,7 percent compared to the year.
Considering the figures at the end of 2020, the amount of investment made in the sector for Türk Telekom and mobile operators increased by more than 27 percent compared to the previous year and reached 13 billion TL, while the investments of all operators in the sector increased by approximately 30 percent compared to the previous year and reached 16,7 billion. Stating that it is close to TL, Minister Karaismailoğlu emphasized that this increase in investments is critical for the spread of broadband, the accessibility of fiber infrastructures throughout the country, and the transition to 5G and beyond technologies in a more comfortable and easy way. Karaismailoğlu added that they expect the investments to continue increasingly in the following years.
"We invest heavily so that every citizen can benefit from 4.5G service"
Minister Karaismailoğlu, who stated that 452 companies authorized by BTK as of the end of the year have provided electronic communication services to citizens with 816 authorization certificates.
“By the end of 2020, the number of mobile subscribers was 82,1 million, and the prevalence of mobile subscribers was over 98 percent. 4.5 percent of subscribers preferred the 92G service. We invest heavily in operators so that every point of our country and every citizen can benefit from 4.5G service. "
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the stable growth continues in our country regarding the internet, which has become the most indispensable service today, and this service has become accessible to more people; According to the year-end figures, the total number of broadband subscribers exceeded 82,4 million; 65,6 million of these subscribers were mobile and 16,8 million were fixed subscribers. Karaismailoğlu stated that compared to 2019, the total number of broadband subscribers increased by more than 5,7 million and this number corresponds to an increase of nearly 7,5 percent, and that the annual increase in the number of fiber service subscribers up to home by 37 percent is paid by fiber investments in the eyes of subscribers. He added that it is pleasing to show.
"The increase in operator investments was reflected in fiber investments as well"
Providing information about voice traffic in mobile and fixed networks, Minister Karaismailoğlu said that the provision of a great part of the phone traffic in our country by mobile networks continues in 2020, and the total traffic in our country is 2020 billion minutes in 8, with an increase of 302,6 percent compared to the previous year. noted that. Karaismailoğlu stated that approximately 98 percent of this traffic originates from mobile networks and that the traffic initiated in fixed networks is 5,7 billion minutes, and as of the last quarter of the year, the average monthly usage time in mobile networks is 557 minutes and 97 minutes in fixed networks.
Stating that the fiber infrastructure is critical for the development of both broadband internet and existing 4,5G as well as 5G and beyond mobile technologies and advanced technologies that will enable their use, Minister Karaismailoğlu, noted that it was seen to be reflected. According to the year-end figures, Karaismailoğlu stated that 2020 thousand km of fiber infrastructure was reached with an increase of 8,7 percent compared to the previous year, and added that the number of fiber internet subscribers exceeded 425 million with an increase of approximately 25 percent.