South Korea Telecommunications Report Q3 2015

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South Korea Telecommunications Report Q3 2015

BMI View: New initiatives for MVNO's could add some growth and increase competition, although themobile growth is expected to slow over the forecast period. Although the regulator has objected to handsetsubsidies and fined operators for offering them, the access to new handsets has been driving the fastupgrade from 3G services to 4G. Additionally, a spectrum auction in H215 could pave way for 5Gtechnology. South Korea is one of Asia's outperformers, with consumers happy to spend on mobile servicesand often keen to upgrade to the latest services. This is also reflected in the wireline market where highspeedbroadband continues to show good growth.

Key Data

The migration from 3G to 4G continues to grow apace. The mobile market has continued to expand, evenwith penetration at around 117% in 2014.

The fixed-line market is still expanding, mostly due to the growth of VoIP, but it is slowing noticeably.Growth in the broadband market has slowed due to a combination of high penetration rates for wirelineservices and competition from LTE services.

BMI Industry View
Mobile SWOT
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (South Korea 2012-2019)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Industry Risk Reward Index
Table: Asia-Pacific Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q315
Market Overview
Regional Perspective
Key Developments
Table: South Korea Mobile Market Regional Comparisons
Mobile Growth
Market Share
Table: South Korea Mobile Market, 2015
Mobile Content
Mobile Operator Data
Table: Mobile Market Overview
Table: SK Telecom
Table: KT
Table: LG U+
Asia Mobile Content
Table: Fixed-Line Subscriptions By Operator And Technology ('000), 2011-2014
Table: Broadband Subscriptions 2011-2014
Table: Broadband Subscribers By Technology And Operator ('000), Sept 2014
Industry Trends And Developments
Table: Latest Developments
Regulatory Development
Regulatory Environment
Table: Division Of Regulatory Responsibility In South Korea
Latest Developments
Table: Regulatory Developments
Competitive Landscape
Table: Key Players - South Korea Telecoms Sector
Table: Operators' Financial Indicators, 2006-2013 (USDmn)
Company Profile
KT Corporation
LG Uplus
Regional Overview
Table: Nokia Networks - Selected Asian Contracts/Deals, 2014-15
Demographic Forecast
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)
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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