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South Korea Telecommunications Report Q2 2016

South Korea Telecommunications Report Q2 2016

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.


BMI Industry View
SWOT
Industry SWOT
Industry Forecast
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (South Korea 2013-2020)
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Asia Telecoms Risk/Reward Index
Table: Asia Pacific Telecoms Risk/Reward Index - Q2 2016
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Market Overview
Market Drivers & Trends
Mobile
Wireline Voice & Broadband
Table: VoIP Subscription Market Shares, Q415
Wireline Broadband
Table: Broadband Subscribers ('000), 2013-2015
Pay-TV/Convergence
Table: Cable TV Market Shares By Operator, Q415
Regulatory Development
Table: Division Of Regulatory Responsibility In South Korea
Latest Developments
Competitive Landscape
Table: Key Players - South Korea Telecoms Sector
Table: Operators' Consolidated Revenues, 2009-2015 (USDmn)
Mobile Operators' Data
Table: Mobile Market Overview
Table: SK Telecom
Table: KT Corporation
Table: LG Uplus
Wireline Operator Data
Table: SK Broadband
Table: KT Corporation
Table: LG Uplus
Table: CJ HelloVision
Company Profile
KT Corporation
LG Uplus
SK Telecom
Demographic Forecast
Demographic Outlook
Table: Population Headline Indicators (South Korea 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (South Korea 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (South Korea 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (South Korea 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (South Korea 1990-2025)
Glossary
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Methodology
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sources
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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