Vodafone Turkey reported reaching a total of 25.30 million mobile subscriptions (excluding M2M SIMs) at the end of September 2022, up by a net 1.09 million in the calendar year-to-date. TeleGeography notes that the figures put Vodafone almost exactly equal in market share terms to nearest cellular rival TT Mobil (part of Turk Telekom), with these two each claiming 30% shares behind market leader Turkcell’s 40%. TT Mobil added 1.26 million net new subscriptions in the nine-month period to finish September with a fraction below 25.30 million in total.
Alongside its quarterly results announcement, Vodafone Turkey gave the following statement regarding national 5G licensing expectations: ‘We hope that Turkey will join the list of countries embracing 5G as soon as possible. Our expectation is that the tender schedule and details will be clarified and announced as soon as possible, and Turkey’s transition to 5G will begin. Ensuring a sustainable and predictable investment environment in line with the realities of the market in the transition to 5G will enable the sector to get the maximum benefit from 5G and bring it to the economy as added value.’ As reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate Turkish network operators and their international partners alongside local technology companies and regulatory agencies have made extensive preparations for 5G spanning 2015-2022.
Vodafone Turkey’s fixed broadband subscriptions also grew in the nine months to 30 September 2022, reaching 1.39 million, up from 1.31 million at 31 December 2021.