South Korea Telecommunications Report Q3 2016 - New Market Study Published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Jun 24 2016

Operators are investing heavily in Internet of Things (I oT ) strategies and rolling out their own dedicated NB-IoT and LPWA networks. South Korea's mature telecoms market and supportive government policies will create abundant opportunities for operators to drive IoT adoption, slowing economic growth could weigh on near-term demand.

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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% of the mobile market.

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In the wireline arena, the focus is on rolling out fibre-based high-speed accesses, over which operators can deliver multiple high-value services. Multi-play services are becoming commonplace. There will be 20.385mn broadband accesses by end-2016, rising to 21.551mn by 2020.

The South Korea Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of South Korea's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's South Korea Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in South Korea.

Key Benefits
Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for South Korea to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Korean telecoms market.
Target business opportunities and risks in South Korea's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in South Korea.
Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering the ARPU, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

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