Revenues for Turkey’s telecom firms up 6 pct
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Turkish mobile phone users sent 40.4 billion SMS messages in the first three months of 2012.The combined first quarter revenues in 2012 for Turk Telekom and Turkey’s mobile operators, Turkcell, Avea and Vodafone Turkey were up 6.4 percent, reaching 5.68 billion Turkish Liras, according to market data released May 25 by Turkey’s Information Technologies and Communications Authority (BTK).
In the first quarter, Avea registered 787 million liras in revenue, Turk Telekom registered 1.8 billion liras, Turkcell registered 1.98 billion liras, and Vodafone Turkey registered 1.1 billion liras. In terms of revenue market share, as of the first quarter of 2012, Turkcell commands 51.2 percent of the market, followed by Vodafone and Avea at 28.5 percent and 20.3 percent, respectively, according to Reuters.
In the first three months of 2012 40.4 billion mobile SMS messages sent in Turkey, an increase of 1.7 percent from the previous quarter, according to Anatolia news agency. However, multimedia messages were down by 3.1 percent in the same period at 71 million. According to these figures, the average mobile phone user sends seven SMS messages per day. In the first three months of 2012, the number of mobile internet and portable computer users jumped by 39 percent from the previous quarter, reaching 9 million.