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This report provides an overview of the South Korean telecoms market,
including key statistics and infrastructure investments.

South Korea has transformed its economy to one that is more
progressively knowledge based. It has invested significantly in
telecommunications infrastructure over past decades.

South Korea is ranked 2nd out of 34 with an Asian Telecoms Maturity
Index score of 93. (The publisher’s Asian Telecoms Maturity Index, is an
index (on a scale between 0 and 100) that measures and ranks the
relative maturity of the telecoms industry in all of the 34 countries in
Asia.) Compared to other Asian nations, South Korea has very high mobile
and mobile broadband penetration and very high fixed broadband

Fixed lines in South Korea have been gradually declining over the past
five years. This trend is predicted to continue over the next five years
to 2023.

South Korea has one of the world’s most active telecommunications and
Information Technology (IT) markets backed by strong support from the
government. As well as the commitment of the government, the sector is
boosted by an innovative private sector and a technologically savvy
population. Spending on ICT and high-technology equipment helped lead a
transformation of the economy. The government aims to transform the
country into a knowledge-based information society in a smart-age’.

Huawei has partnered with LG U+. for the launch of Seoul TechCity as
part of its commitment to drive smart city efforts. The Seoul TechCity
collaborative project aims to deliver smart city capabilities for the
Korean capital.

Key Developments:

  • SK Telecom became the first South Korean mobile operator to test
    autonomous cars on public roads.
  • Huawei has partnered with LG U+. for the launch of Seoul TechCity.
  • Fixed lines in South Korea have been gradually declining over the past
    five years.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 Telecommunications market

3.1 Market Overview and Analysis

3.2 Regional Asian Market Comparison

3.3 Background

4 Regulatory environment

4.1 Regulatory authority

5 Fixed network operators

5.1 Overview

5.2 KT Corp

5.3 LG U+

6 Telecommunications infrastructure

6.1 Overview of the national telecom network

6.2 International infrastructure

6.3 Smart infrastructure

Companies Mentioned

  • KT
  • LG U+
  • SK Broadband
  • SK Telecom

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