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This is an update of the South Korean telecoms market, covering mobile, fixed broadband, operator initiatives, consumer market trends, and regulation. It includes subscriptions and revenue forecasts for mobile and fixed broadband.


  • As South Korea is one of the most advanced telecom markets in Asia, mobile and fixed broadband penetration is already very high.Operators are now seeing 5G as the next growth point.
  • In terms of IoT, the country is an early adopter as operators are seeking opportunities in new areas to increase revenue. In 2016, the country launched the world's first nationwide LoRaWAN network for IoT.
  • The OTT market is expanding quickly, but players are finding it difficult to make a profit. The growth of mobile IPTV has threatened the OTT market. Industry players are attracting consumers with free or low-priced services to ramp up.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates the performance of key operators.
  • Presents the latest technology developments.

Key questions answered

  • What are the disruptors in the market and how big is their impact?
  • What are the challenges that big operators are facing?
  • What are the new areas that operators are investing in?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: South Korea Update, April 2017

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