More percentage of Turks use 3G than whole of Europe

A new study has revealed that 59 percent of Turkish mobile phone users have access to a 3G connection, double the 30 percent rate for the whole of Europe.

Data released by the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) also show that the total number of Turkish mobile phone subscribers totals a huge 67.2 million.

Turkey also ranks as the top nation in Europe for minutes used on a mobile phone, with an average of 299 minutes used every month by Turkish mobile phone subscribers.

Turkish Transport Minister Binali Yildirim said that some of this can be attributed to the large number of calls to and from Turkey to foreign numbers abroad as expats and foreigners get in contact with family based in Turkey.

The city with the largest number of calls, as expected, was Istanbul. With Istanbul being Turkey’s business capital and one of the high tech cities in the world – millions of phone calls are made to and from Istanbul.

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