Turkcell base up 19%

18 Jan 2006

Turkey’s largest mobile operator says it registered a 19% increase in mobile subscriber numbers in 2005, with pre-paid users accounting for the vast majority of new additions. Turkcell says it had 27.9 million customers at the end of December, up from 23.4 million a year before. Pre-paid customers represent over 80% of Turkcell’s total user base. The firm says it expects take-up to slow in 2006, although growth should remain in double figures.

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