Turkey ICT Articles & Analysis

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Turkey’s IT sector is in the midst of a busy and prosperous period marked by rapid, widespread development in internet services, infrastructure investment and e-commerce activity. Internet growth is being driven by extensive fibre-optic expansion, increased adoption of 3G mobile internet and planned nationwide 4G network services that will...

 

As the private sector increasingly focuses on customer service as a way to retain business, Turkey’s call centre and business process outsourcing (BPO) sector has gained considerable traction in recent years. Already home to thousands of BPO centres covering operations for telecoms operators, airlines and financial institutions, the industry...

 

The telecoms sector in Turkey has long been viewed as a rising star, with a young, digitally adept population and rising personal incomes driving demand in the mobile voice and data segments. In recent years, the industry has been affected by less-strong macroeconomic fundamentals, including a weaker lira, as well as some restrictive...

 

What factors are driving demand for IT services and infrastructure in the Turkish market?

Despite some recent turbulence, Turkey has strong fundamentals that underscore its potential for long-term economic growth. With a young population of 77.7m, a strategic location within four hours’ flying time of 1.5bn consumers and a diversified economy, the country has much to offer investors. 

New spectrum allocations and a fourth mobile licence offering are expected to provide a fillip for Turkey's telecoms sector, which has benefitted in recent years from rising mobile and internet penetration, driven by its young, tech-savvy population.