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Announcement by Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu! Internet speed in Turkey has increased

Turkey’s internet speed increased by 65% ​​in 1 year. The statement came from Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu. Minister Karaismailoğlu said that over the past year fixed broadband speed in Turkey has increased by 65% ​​to 44.77 Mbps.


In his written statement, Minister Karaismailoğlu assessed the internet infrastructure developments in 2021. Stating that Turkey has above the world average mobile broadband speed, Karaismailoğlu said: “According to international data prepared by the company Ookla-Speedtest, the world mobile broadband average is 29.55, while Turkey’s speed here is 31.43 Mbps. Fixed broadband speeds have also increased by 65% ​​over the past year, reaching 44.77 Mbps. used expressions.

Stressing that increased investment in fiber in recent years and end-user demand for high-speed Internet access have played an important role in Turkey’s development of fixed and mobile broadband, Karaismailoğlu said declared:

“When the speeds offered to subscribers in the fixed broadband Internet market are examined through BTK data, it is found that the number of subscriptions with speeds of 10 Mbit / second and less has decreased over the years. years, and subscriptions with speeds above 50 Mbit / second have become widespread. It should be noted that the number of subscriptions offered at speeds of 10 Mbit/second and less has fallen by nearly half.


Informing that the number of subscribers receiving the service of xDSL, cable and fiber infrastructure has more than doubled in the last 8 years, Karaismailoğlu said that the number of subscribers, which was 8 million 113 thousand 354 in the third quarter of 2013, reached 17 million 239 thousand 494 in the third quarter of 2021. reported that it had reached e.

Karaismailoğlu, “While the usage rate of xDSL infrastructure in providing services to subscribers has been decreasing over the years, the usage rate of cable and especially fiber infrastructure is increasing.” made his assessment.

Stating that in the third quarter of last year, FTTH/FTTB/cable infrastructure was brought to 15.7 million households, Karaismailoğlu continued as follows:

“In the third quarter of 2021, 2.2 million households were invested. The number of homes to which cable infrastructure was provided increased by more than 15%. While the households whose FTTC infrastructure was introduced were 18 million in 2020, additional investment was made in 2.6 million households in 2021. While the length of fiber infrastructure was around 227 000 kilometers in 2013, it has reached 455,000 kilometers today.


Highlighting that as the Internet infrastructure develops in Turkey, the number of subscribers and the rate of use have increased rapidly, Karaismailoğlu said: “It is observed that the number of broadband subscribers has increased by 8.2 % per year. The number of broadband Internet subscribers, which was 6 million in 2008, was 87.5 in the third quarter of 2021. “According to the latest data, around 92% of subscribers in Turkey receive service over fiber infrastructure. In the last 5 years, the monthly usage of fixed subscribers on the Internet has increased by about 3 times, and by 73% in the last 2 years. used expressions.

Underlining that Turkey is one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to internet access and usage, Karaismailoğlu said: “With increasing investments in the coming period, we will reach a point well above the average. world in terms of internet speed”. made his assessment.

Karaismailoğlu pointed out that the use of broadband Internet has increased rapidly since 1993, the date accepted as the start date of Internet use in Turkey, and said that the provision of broadband Internet on Broadband infrastructure has become widespread in the country.


Referring to messages published recently by various sources on Internet speed in Turkey, Minister Karaismailoğlu said that reports by research companies are prepared using surveys and similar methods based on the companies’ measurements on their own servers or systems.

Karaismailoğlu pointed out that the data in question can be affected by parameters such as the number of samples, the methodology and the interconnections and the distance from the system used by the measurement company to the infrastructure concerned.

In this context, Karaismailoğlu said that there is no accepted standard criterion for measuring internet speed in the world and different results have emerged. On the other hand, different operators in our country offer broadband Internet services at speeds of up to 1000 Mbps to end users, and the calculated average speeds do not indicate the capacity of the fixed broadband infrastructure installed in our country. country. gave the information.

Karaismailoğlu said average broadband access speeds are directly affected by subscriber preferences and said:

“While it is possible to deliver high-speed internet over fixed broadband infrastructure in our country, subscribers prefer relatively low speeds, but we have observed that user preferences have started to shift in that direction. in recent years and that there is a trend towards higher speeds. In line with this development, if subscriptions to higher Internet speeds are requested, it will be faster in many places. High speeds are possible.