Mobile Regulations Fuel Strong Recovery for Turkey, Pyramid Finds

May 6, 2010

Increasing competition, key regulatory changes, and the arrival of number portability for mobile services will all help to drive telecom revenue in Turkey over the next five years, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (

Turkey: A Strong Telecom Recovery is on the Horizon offers a precise profile of the country's telecommunications, media, and technology sectors based on proprietary data collected and analyzed by Pyramid. This 28-page report provides detailed competitive analysis of both the fixed and mobile sectors, tracks the market shares of technologies and services, and monitors the introduction and spread of new technologies. Download an excerpt of this report here: .

With the effects of the economic crisis slowly diminishing, Pyramid forecasts that Turkey's telecom sector will grow at 4.3 percent CAGR over the next five years, reaching US$17.5 billion by 2014. Growth will be propelled by strong demand for mobile voice and data services, as well as increases in broadband data and pay-TV revenues, notes Kerem Arsal, analyst at Pyramid Research and author of the report.

"Having encouraged fresh competition in mobile markets by licensing 3G spectrum across Turkcell, Avea, and Vodafone, the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) proceeded to implement a 52 percent reduction of interconnection rates across mobile operators, effective April 1, 2010," says Arsal. "The new regulation, along with number portability already in effect, aims to increase demand and provide flexibility to consumers in the mobile market."

"We expect further growth to be driven by a strong penetration of fixed broadband access and an accompanying increase in VoIP adoption and IPTV service sided by the satellite operators' exclusive rights to live football broadcast, the pay-TV segment will grow at a CAGR of 12.5 percent," adds Arsal.

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