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Introduction

South Korea ranks among the top countries globally in the broadband development index. To encourage further investment and promote the development of emerging technologies, the government has announced a spectrum allocation plan for emerging technologies such as IoT, autonomous vehicles, and drones.

Highlights

  • The MSIT issued a spectrum allocation plan for emerging technologies such as IoT, autonomous vehicles, and drones.
  • The regulator ends asymmetric charges for South Korea's three MNOs.
  • The MSIP eases certain regulations for IoT services.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in South Korea.
  • Outlines the relevant regulated markets and the operators designated as dominant.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in South Korea?
  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in South Korea?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Regulation of IPTV
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access
  • VoLTE

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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