Turkey Telecommunications Report Q2 2015

Jan 26, 2015 - Business Monitor International - 107 pages - USD $1,295
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The Turkish telecommunications market has displayed strong growth over the last few years ; however, there was increased downside in 2014 arising from the interference of the government with bans on both Twitter and YouTube in early 2014, as well as pressure on operator financial performance. Despite this, we believe that the mobile market will expand in 2014; strong growth will also come from pay-TV subscriptions as well as from fiber and cable broadband expansion. The fixed-line market is more volatile, with IP voice and messaging substitution beginning to take hold and putting pressure on revenues. As a result BMI has downgraded its outlook for fixed-line growth. The largest operators - Türk Telekom and Turkcell - are responding with an increased emphasis on fixed-mobile service bundles, with TV central to those offerings.

Key Data
  • Turkey's 3G market continues to outperform despite the late launch of services. The latest ICTA data show active 3G subscriptions increased 41.4% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 29.8mn in Q314.
  • Smartphone ownership continues to grow in Turkey, underpinned by the availability of more affordable mid-range Android handsets. Turkcell reported that 35% of its subscription base used smartphones in Q214, compared to 36% at Vodafone and 47% at Avea.
  • SMS IP substitution has been a negative consequence of the smartphone boom, offsetting some of the gains from mobile data revenue growth. BMI calculates from ICTA and operator data that SMS sent per subscription per month declined by more than 12% in 2013.
Key Trends And Developments

Turkcell hopes to launch 4G early 2015. Company CEO Sureyya Ciliv noted that the significant data traffic growth in Turkey has made the evolution from 3G to 4G a necessity. Data use has grown 100% year-on-year since 3G services were launched in the country in 2009, according to Ciliv. BMI believes that strong uptake of 3G also shows that 4G services would be popular.

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The Turkey Telecommunications Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Turkey's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Turkey Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Turkey.

Key Benefits
  • Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Turkey to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Turkish telecoms market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Turkey's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Turkey.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).
Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering the ARPU, fi xed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G ), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.
  • Fixed-line Telephony – Telephone lines (‘000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
  • Cellular Telephony – Mobile phone subscribers (‘000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; and where available, 3G & 4G subscribers (‘000); 3G & 4G subscribers/100 inhabitants; 3G & 4G subscribers as a percentage of overall mobile market.
  • Internet Markets – Internet users (‘000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers (‘000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.
BMI’s Telecommunications Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide an Indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Data Analysis

Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed-line and internet segments, broken down into:
  • Market Data – Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
  • Technology/Service Rollout – Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G & 4G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and valueadded handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
  • Mobile Content – The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators, including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
    Company Database – A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (pre-paid and post-paid); 3G & 4G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures (including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA).
Regulatory Environment

Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. Also covers the latest updates in the market’s development and regulatory rulings.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Sources

The Telecommunications Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.


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