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Introduction

The South Korean telecoms market is one of the most advanced in the world. This is largely due to the country's government, which is committed to keeping South Korea at the forefront of the global ICT sector.

Highlights

  • The country has put in place an ambitious broadband plan, which includes rolling out 1Gbps fixed-line connections and 10Mbps wireless connections by 2020, as well as opening up the market to greater investment by relaxing foreign ownership rules.

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
  • 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
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Numbering policy

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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