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South Korea - Broadband Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

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

South Korea has the world's highest number of broadband services per capita. Into 2013 over 37% of the population and 95% of households were broadband subscribers. FttX accounted for 60% of total subscriptions. Korea's policy emphasis has been to establish an Ultra Broadband convergence Network (UBcN) with 1Gb/s speeds on fixed lines and 10Mb/s on wireless by 2015. This report provides an overview of South Korea's broadband market, government initiatives and technologies including cable modem, DSL, FttH, Apartment-LAN, and WiBro. VoIP and IPTV statistics are included as well as broadband statistics by technology and broadband forecasts to 2019.

Key Developments:
Fixed broadband population penetration approaching 40%
FttH, cable and LAN has grown at the expense of ADSL
KT targeting to deploy 1Gb/s connections
Large investments in WiFi for mobile network offload
IPTV subscriptions approaching 11 million

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

Table Of Contents

South Korea - Broadband Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts
1. Synopsis
2. Broadband market
2.1 Background
2.1.1 Broadband success criteria
2.2 Overview
2.3 Broadband statistics
2.4 Operator broadband subscribers
2.5 Broadband subscribers by access type
2.6 Forecast broadband subscribers 2013 - 2015; 2019
3. Broadband government targets
3.1 Broadband convergence Network
3.2 Ultra Broadband convergence Network
3.3 Broadband speed results
4. Broadband technologies
4.1 Overview
4.2 Cable modem
4.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
4.4 Apartment LAN
4.5 Fibre-to-the-Home
4.5.1 FttH background
4.5.2 FttX statistics
5. Wireless broadband
5.1 Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)/Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
5.2 WiBro
5.2.1 WiBro background
5.2.2 WiBro deployments and investments
5.3 Mobile broadband
6. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
7. Broadband TV
7.1 Triple play background
7.2 Internet protocol TV (IPTV)
7.2.1 3D IPTV deployments
8. Forecasting methodology
9. Related reports
Table 1 Fixed broadband internet subscriber growth and penetration rate 1998 - 2015
Table 2 Broadband subscribers and households January 2015
Table 3 Broadband market share by operator January 2015
Table 4 Broadband internet subscriber numbers by system 1998 - 2015
Table 5 Forecast broadband subscribers and penetration higher band: 2013 - 2015; 2019
Table 6 Forecast broadband subscribers and penetration lower band: 2013 - 2015; 2019
Table 7 BcN implementation in households/subscribers 2005; 2006 - 2011
Table 8 UBcN implementation goals in households/subscribers 2009 - 2013
Table 9 Broadband subscribers by access type January 2015
Table 10 Cable modem subscribers 1999 2015
Table 11 Broadband cable modem (HFC) subscribers by service provider January 2015
Table 12 DSL subscribers 1999 2015
Table 13 DSL subscribers by service provider January 2015
Table 14 A-LAN subscribers 2002 - 2015
Table 15 A-LAN subscribers by service provider January 2015
Table 16 FttH subscribers 2006 - 2015
Table 17 FttH subscribers by service provider January 2015
Table 18 KT and SK Telecom WiBro subscribers 2006 - 2014
Table 19 South Korea VoIP subscribers by major operator and market share September 2014
Table 20 South Korea VoIP subscribers 2006 - 2014
Table 21 IPTV subscribers by operator 2006 - 2015
Chart 1 South Korea broadband subscribers and population penetration 2000 - 2014
Chart 2 South Korea share of broadband subscribers by technology 2002 - 2015
Exhibit 1 Comparison of WiBro and mobile technologies in South Korea

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