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Telecommunications Report Turkey 1st Quarter

  • ID: 4496954
  • Report
  • March 2019
  • Region: Turkey
  • 11 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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The development of Turkey's telecommunications sector is expected to slow in 2019, owing to a sharp fall in the value of the lira in 2018 and strenuous diplomatic relations with the US. This is likely to increase borrowing costs as consumer confidence and purchasing power recovers.

Following the failed coup in July 2016, the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK; the national regulator) was granted wider powers. Many telecommunications surveillance actions are now carried out under the auspices of the BTK. In June 2018 the president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was re-elected to office with expanded powers. This, coupled with a lack of sectoral reforms and a volatile currency, will keep investor confidence low.

In January 2018 a flat 7.5% special communications tax (SCT) on mobile, fixed-line and data usage replaced the previous rates of 25%, 15% and 5% respectively.

Industry List: Connected devices, Telecommunications, Fixed, Telecommunications, Internet, Telecommunications, Mobile, Telecommunications, Telecommunications
Industry Codes (NAIC): 517
Industry Codes (SIC): 48
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Telecommunications Report Turkey 1st Quarter

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