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Turkey overtake many major European countries

Escrito por Redacción TNI el 25/02/2018 a las 20:04:51

Turkey’s rapid switch to 4G has given an extra boost to Turkey’s mobile data usage, which at 3.2GB per subscriber, is now the second highest in the Middle East, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.


This figure is also significantly higher than the average subscriber usage in European countries such as Italy (2.3GB), France (2.5GB) and the UK (1.9GB).


In Q2 2016 Turkey launched 4G services, which was very much behind the curve by both European and Middle Eastern standards. As of Q3 2017, only 18 months later, 4G subscribers accounted for 82% of the subscribers in Turkey, according to Turkey’s telecoms regulator ICTA.


One of the main reasons behind this rapid increase is that all three operators launched their services nationwide and on the very same day. Another major contributor is Turkey’s overall developed economy, which meant that most subscribers already had 4G compatible devices as 4G service launched.


In Q3 2017, Turkey’s largest mobile network operator, Turkcell reported that the total average data usage per subscriber reached 4.2GB, while that of 4G subscribers reached 6GB. This growth is expected to continue as more subscribers switch to 4G.