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Telecommunication in Turkey

Compared to the United States, Turkey has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +90, there were a total of 98.60 million connections in 2021. Among them were 86.29 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.0 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 7.09 million webhosts, Turkey is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 570,108 of these, or about 8 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 31.70 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Turkey ranks 106th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 6.5 Mbit/second was significantly lower (149th place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Turkey comes 66th with a download speed of 31.26 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 13 Mbit was enough for 36th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in December 2022 from 178 countries.

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100 percent mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the internet in Turkey from 1990 - 2021

Broadband internet in Turkey 2001 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerTurkey is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 81 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 21 percent have their own fast internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the internet via mobile communications. With around 3.3 people per household, this means that around 70.6 percent of all households are equipped with a high-speed internet connection.

Landlines 1990 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021

All international calling codes

Distribution in 2021Turkey
Broadband users18.14 m21.39 %127.03 m38.27 %
Landlines12.31 m14.52 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars86.29 m101.79 %361.62 m108.96 %

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