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South Korea Telecommunications Report Q2 2016

  • March 2016
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  • Business Monitor International
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  • 67 pages

Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates

BMI View: Ongoing efforts by the operators to improve their network infrastructure in a bid to cater torising demand for faster data transmission will provide further impetus to 4G market growth in SouthKorea. In addition, spectrum auctioned in 2016 could provide the foundation for 5G services.

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

- Approximately 1.653mn new mobile subscriptions were added in 2015, taking the total to 58.613mn.This was a little above expectations and we forecast 59.375mn by the end of 2016. The focus is on 3G/4G migration and customer numbers will reach 51.606mn in 2016 and 59.672mn by 2020, or 97.1% ofthe mobile market.

- In the wireline arena, the focus is on rolling out fibre-based high-speed accesses, over whichoperators can deliver multiple high-value services. Multi-play services are becomingcommonplace. There will be 20.385mn broadband accesses by end-2016, rising to 21.551mn by 2020.

Table Of Contents

South Korea Telecommunications Report Q2 2016
BMI Industry View 7
SWOT 8
Industry SWOT 8
Industry Forecast 9
Latest Updates 9
Structural Trends 9
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data and Forecasts (South Korea 2013-2020) 12
Industry Risk/Reward Index 13
Asia Telecoms Risk/Reward Index 13
Table: Asia Pacific Telecoms Risk/Reward Index - Q2 2016 15
Industry Risk Reward Ratings 16
Market Overview 18
Market Drivers and Trends 18
Mobile 19
Wireline Voice and Broadband 23
Table: VoIP Subscription Market Shares, Q415 25
Wireline Broadband 26
Table: Broadband Subscribers ('000), 2013-2015 27
Pay-TV/Convergence 28
Table: Cable TV Market Shares By Operator, Q415 28
Regulatory Development 31
Table: Division Of Regulatory Responsibility In South Korea 31
Latest Developments 32
Competitive Landscape 35
Table: Key Players - South Korea Telecoms Sector 35
Table: Operators' Consolidated Revenues, 2009-2015 (USDmn) 35
Mobile Operators' Data 36
Table: Mobile Market Overview 36
Table: SK Telecom 37
Table: KT Corporation 38
Table: LG Uplus 39
Wireline Operator Data 40
Table: SK Broadband 40
Table: KT Corporation 41
Table: LG Uplus 42
Table: CJ HelloVision 43
Company Profile 46
KT Corporation 46
LG Uplus 50
SK Telecom 53
Demographic Forecast 56
Demographic Outlook 56
Table: Population Headline Indicators (South Korea 1990-2025) 57
Table: Key Population Ratios (South Korea 1990-2025) 57
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (South Korea 1990-2025) 58
Table: Population By Age Group (South Korea 1990-2025) 58
Table: Population By Age Group % (South Korea 1990-2025) 59
Glossary 61
Table: Glossary Of Terms 61
Methodology 63
Industry Forecast Methodology 63
Sources 65
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 65
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators 66
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 67

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