Turkish internet subscribers up 460 pct compared to 2008
ANKARA - Anadolu AgencyThe number of broadband internet subscribers in Turkey rose more than fourfold in the third quarter compared to 2008, according to figures revealed by Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) yesterday.
The number of broadband internet subscribers in Turkey increased to 33.7 million as of this year’s third quarter from 6 million in 2008.
The report also revealed that the number of third generation mobile telecommunications technology (3G) subscribers in Turkey rose 17 percent in the third quarter of 2013 compared to a year earlier.
There were 68.9 million mobile subscribers in Turkey as of the third quarter of this year, showing a 2.6 percent annual increase.
In the fixed market, however, the number of subscribers in fixed telephone services decreased 2.8 percent in the third quarter of 2013 compared to a year earlier, from 14 million to 13.9 million.
Turk Telekom and mobile operators’ net income reached 6.3 billion Turkish Liras as the other network operators posted 1.6 billion liras net income in the third quarter. Also, while Turk Telekom and mobile operators’ investments volume reached 906 million liras in the same period, the other network operators made investments of 359 million liras.