Currently Türk Telekom's TTNET ADSL2+ service is the most widely used Internet service
The Internet in Turkey has been available to the public since 1993. Currently, Türk Telekom's TTNET ADSL2+ service is the most widely used Internet service in Turkey, offering speeds from 8 Mbit/s to 24 Mbit/s.
TTNET offers VDSL2 service with speeds at 25 Mbit/s to 100 Mbit/s as well. Alternative broadband companies, while mostly still using TTNET infrastructures, such as SmileADSL and Biri are also available. Superonline is offering fibre broadband in limited areas in 12 cities, though the company is enlarging at a healthy pace. They currently offer up to 1000 Mbit/s speeds. Furthermore, relatively wide but not universal coverage of cable Internet is maintained by UyduNET, offering speeds from 10 Mbit/s to 100 Mbit/s.
The table in right side shows the length of fibre cables that different service providers of broadband internet use.
Alternatives column consists of more than ten service providers and the biggest market share is occupied by Türk Telekom. Providers also differentiate in services so that customers’ needs can be satisfied. The market leaders, by the number of subscribers, are SuperOnline, Vodafone Net and Telnet.
13.9% penetration rate
According to the information provided by Turk Telecom the total broadband subscribers reached to 66.4 million at the end of the second quarter of 2017. Fixed broadband services were widely provided by Türk Telekom with the leadership of its infrastructure investments since 2005, and accordingly, the number of fixed broadband subscribers increased to 11.1 million in Turkey. xDSL is the main fixed broadband technology in the country with 8.1 million subscribers as of Q2’17. Additionally, the number of fibre subscribers was 2.1 million subscribers and there were also 780 thousand cable subscribers at the end of Q2’17. Compared to OECD average of 30.1% fixed broadband population penetration rate, Turkey has an important growth potential with its 13.9% penetration rate.