In Turkey The Mobile Subscribers Reached 87 Million

With the coronavirus epidemic, habits have changed; digitalization, information and electronic communication technologies have developed in all areas of life and took a more place in life.

The Information Technologies and Communications Authority (BTK) published the “Turkey’s  Electronic Communications Industry Quarterly Market Data Report” to monitor these developments.


Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, evaluated the report and said, “It grew by 19 percent in the third quarter. The number of mobile subscribers reached 87 million. Fiber infrastructure length also exceeded 455 thousand kilometers.”

Karaismailoğlu noted that every service transferred to the Internet reflects an increase in the amount of data used in networks and the number of connections, and stated that the growth that comes with demand should be turned into an opportunity in the coming days.


Karaismailoğlu stated that in the third quarter of 2021, the net sales revenues in the sector increased by 19 percent and exceeded 23.8 billion liras.

Pointing out that the total amount of investments made by operators in the third quarter of the year was 3.6 billion liras, Karaismailoğlu said, “The number of mobile subscribers was 86.9 million, while the subscriber prevalence was 104 percent. 80.8 million of these subscribers are 4.5G subscribers.” used the phrase.

 Minister said machine-to-machine communication (M2M) subscribers has reached 7.2 million, Karaismailoğlu stated that the number of mobile numbers carried is 155.1 million in total.

2.6 million numbers were transferred this quarter, Karaismailoğlu said:

“Our total number of broadband internet subscribers has increased to 87.5 million, 69.7 million of which are mobile. Our broadband internet subscribers have increased by 8.2 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. The highest proportional increase in the number of subscribers was 32.2 percent. “Fiber’ was experienced in the number of subscribers. This was followed by the number of ‘Cable Internetsubscribers with a rate of 10.8 percent. While the average monthly data usage of fixed broadband subscribers was 206 GByte, the average monthly usage of mobile subscribers reached 11.3 GByte.”

Karaismailoğlu underlined that the total fiber infrastructure length in Turkey increased by 10.1 percent annually and exceeded 455 thousand kilometers, and drew attention to the fact that the development in the sector is expected to continue in the last quarter of the year.