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Telecommunications Report South Korea 1st Quarter

  • ID: 4495144
  • Report
  • March 2019
  • Region: South Korea
  • 11 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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South Korea's telecommunications sector is heavily regulated. There is a strong tradition of intervention by the government as an industrial policymaker and stakeholder working closely with the private sector. The sector is also highly concentrated among a small number of local carriers and electronics manufacturers.

South Korea's telecoms sector is free from government ownership. The government has no equity stake in any of the three nationwide telecoms carriers-SK Telecom (owned by SK Holdings), KT (formerly the state-owned Korea Telecom) and LG Uplus (owned by LG). KT has remained a privately-run company since 2002, when the government sold its remaining stake.

The government's selection of the code division multiple access (CDMA) standard in the 1990s as a wireless technology platform for domestic and export market development launched the country's mobile-phone industry and related ecosystem. Government support has been a key driver of the sector's exponential growth and globalisation.

Industry List: Connected devices, Telecommunications, Fixed, Telecommunications, Internet, Telecommunications, Mobile, Telecommunications, Telecommunications
Industry Codes (NAIC): 517
Industry Codes (SIC): 48
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Telecommunications Report South Korea 1st Quarter

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