Phone sales hit by economic crisis

10 Feb 2009

Mobile handset sales in Turkey are being hit by the global economic downturn, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reports. Recep Uzelli, chairman of the executive board of Teleses, a solution partner of GSM operator Turkcell, is quoted as saying: ‘In 2007, 11,488,000 mobile phones were sold in Turkey. An average of 957,000 mobile phones were sold every month. But in January this year, only 700,000 mobile phones were sold.’ He added: ‘In the past two months, imports of mobile phones dropped by 40% in Turkey.’

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