Turkish people make an average monthly mobile phone call of 209.3 minutes, which put Turkey in third place among European countries in mobile call duration.
A report, prepared by Turkey's Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK), showed that both mobile and fixed phone call traffic rose in the second quarter of 2010.
Mobile call traffic reached 30.99 billion minutes, while fixed phone calls reached 6.3 billion minutes in April-May-June period. 77.7 percent of total call traffic was made up of mobile-to-mobile calls.
The number of fixed phone subscribers was some 16.3 million in June 2010. This number was 61.5 million in mobile subscribers and 7.7 million in broadband subscribers.
Minutes of use (MoU) showed that Turkish people make an average mobile call of 209.3 minutes every month.
According to the report, French people, who topped the list, talk 249.4 minutes on their mobile phones. Irish people followed them with 231 minutes.
The report also revealed that upward tendency in mobile subscribers and penetration rate have seen a halt at the beginning of 2009. This halt was triggered by number portability and rise in cancellation of alternate subscriptions following attractive offers made by operators for calls to all directions.
A total of 18.7 million people switched their mobile operators since August 9.
Statistics showed that Turkcell had 55.1 percent of all subscribers. Vodafone has 26.2 percent and Avea got 18.6 percent of Turkish mobile phone users.
72 percent of Turkish people prefer prepaid subscription and the rest of them favor postpaid.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 12 Ağustos 2010, 13:20