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South Korea - Key Statistics, Infrastructure, Regulatory Overview and Forecasts

  • April 2015
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 21 pages

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'. This report provides an overview of the South Korean telecoms market, including key statistics and infrastructure investments. Forecasts for fixed-line subscribers are included to 2018.

Key Developments:
increasing share of the ICT industry contribution to GDP;
mobile penetration rates in excess of 110%;
continuing decline in fixed-line voice subscriptions and revenue as VoIP gains in popularity;
the emergence of a National Strategy for Green IT;
government promotion of new industry creation into 2018 such as 4G broadcasts and 3D and Smart television;
new technology development for controlling a screen with a gaze.

Companies covered in this report include:
KT; LG U+; SK Broadband; SK Telecom

Table Of Contents

South Korea - Key Statistics, Infrastructure, Regulatory Overview and Forecasts
1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country Overview
3.1 Background
3.2 South Korea's economy
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Government support
4.2 Communication industry revenue by type
4.3 Global rankings and South Korea
4.3.1 Government Broadband Index - EIU
4.3.2 Global Innovation Index INSEAD
5. Telecommunications market sectors
5.1 Fixed-line and mobile services
5.1.1 Fixed-line network
5.1.2 Mobile network
5.2 Broadband in South Korea
6. Forecasts
6.1 Forecast fixed-line subscribers 2013 - 2015; 2018
6.2 Forecasting methodology
7. Regulatory environment KCC
7.1 KCC Overview and responsibilities
7.2 KCC related laws
8. National Internet Development Agency of Korea (NIDA)
9. Policy overview
10. Infrastructure investment strategies
10.1 Infrastructure investment overview
10.2 Infrastructure investment stages of growth
10.2.1 Ubiquitous Korea (u-Korea)
10.3 Green IT in South Korea
10.4 Top 10 ICT focus areas: 2010 - 2018
10.5 New Technology Development
10.5.1 Controlling TVs with one's eyes
11. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics South Korea 2015
Table 2 Telecom revenue and investment statistics 2013
Table 3 Telephone network statistics 2014
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2015
Table 5 Broadband statistics January 2015
Table 6 Mobile statistics 2015
Table 7 National telecommunications authorities
Table 8 South Korea GDP real growth rate 2008 - 2013
Table 9 South Korea GDP and GDP per capita 2000 - 2017
Table 10 Telecommunications fixed-line, mobile, total revenue and investment 2000 - 2013
Table 11 Wireline communication service revenue by sector 2008 - 2013
Table 12 Wireless communication service revenue by sector 2008 - 2012
Table 13 Fixed and mobile lines in service and teledensity 1991 2015
Table 14 KT Corp's fixed-line subscribers and market share 2004 - 2016
Table 15 Broadband internet subscribers by operator 2005 - 2014
Table 16 Broadband internet market share by operator 2005 2014
Table 17 Forecast fixed-line subscribers and penetration - higher band: 2013 - 2015; 2018
Table 18 Forecast fixed-line subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2013 - 2015; 2018
Chart 1: Telecommunications revenue breakdown 2000 versus 2013
Chart 2 South Korea fixed-line and mobile subscribers 2000 - 2015
Chart 3 Broadband internet subscribers by operator 2005 - 2014
Exhibit 1 Map of South Korea
Exhibit 2 Informatisation policies and paradigms 1998 - 2012
Exhibit 3 Informatisation Promotion: Execution body
Exhibit 4 Green IT promotion strategies of domestic companies

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