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This week on Marketplace Middle East

Mobile phones remain the main mode of communication in the Middle East.
Mobile phones remain the main mode of communication in the Middle East.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Mobile phones still remain the main mode of communication in the Middle East
  • MME looks into whether there is a market for broadband
  • Sureyya Ciliv speaks exclusively to CNN about the future of new technology in the region

(CNN) -- In focus -- Technology on the Move

While the rest of the world pushes deeper into the realm of cyberspace and the Internet, in the Middle East, mobile phones remain the mode of choice.

In fact there are more than 200 million mobile phone lines in the region and in many markets penetration is well over 100%.

MME takes a look at why verbal communication still dominates and whether there is a market for broadband.

Facetime with Sureyya Ciliv, CEO, Turkcell

With over 60 million subscribers in 8 countries and the only Turkish company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Turkcell is a leading telecommunications giant.

This week MME talks to Turkcell's CEO, Sureyya Ciliv about not only the new markets that he is looking to venture into but also the era of new technology for the region.

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Watch this show this week at the times (GMT) below:

Friday: 0915,1745
Saturday: 0445
Sunday: 0615,1745