Growth in South Korea’s mobile subscriber market been moderate in mobile market over the past five years.
The market has been driven by organic growth from the three main mobile operators, together with the multitude of niche MVNOs. Mobile subscriber growth is expected to be relatively low over the next five years to 2022. Growth rates will taper off further over the next few years as the market further matures in a highly competitive market. 5G adoption by 2026 could reach as high as 90%.
In November 2017 LG Uplus partnered with Huawei to complete a large-scale 5G network test in a pre-commercial environment in the Gangnam District of Seoul and SK Telecom announced the successful demonstration of essential technologies for 5G network communications in a real-world setting’. The mobile broadband subscriber base in South Korea has grown moderately over the past five years in a relatively mature market supported by widespread rollouts of 4G infrastructure. Slower growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022.
Key Developments - Mobile subscriber growth is expected to be relatively low over the next five years to 2022. - Growth rates will taper off further over the next few years. - LG Uplus partnered with Huawei to complete a large-scale 5G network test in a pre-commercial environment. - SK Telecom announced the successful demonstration of essential technologies for 5G network communications in a real-world setting’.
Companies covered in this report include:
KT; LG U+; SK Telecom.
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