Telecommunications Report Turkey 1st Quarter

  • ID: 4496954
  • Report
  • Region: Turkey
  • 10 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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The failed coup in July 2016 had a bearing on Turkey's telecommunications sector. In the aftermath, the powers of the Department of Tele-communications and Communication (TIB) were transferred to the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK), the national regulator, and a number of TIB officials were detained for alleged links to the coup plot. Many telecoms surveillance actions are now carried out under the auspices of the BTK.

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% for each service respectively. It is hoped that this will help to boost subscription growth. Turkey is on its way to becoming a cashless economy by 2023, with digital services being buoyed by the country's growing population of under 30s.

Mobile subscriptions in Turkey are nonetheless growing strongly, and are set to rise at an annual average rate of 3.1% in the forecast period (2018-22). Growth of fixed lines will be flat, declining by the end of the forecast period. Internet user penetration will expand at an average of 3.6% annually.

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

Telecommunications report: Overview

Telecommunications report: Mobile

Telecommunications report: Fixed

Telecommunications report: Internet
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