South Korea broadband overview

Point Topic provides comprehensive broadband statistics for South Korea

Point Topic updates its database of broadband subscriber numbers at country, region, operator and technology level every 3 months. In this free report, we provide an overview of the broadband market in South Korea at the end of Q4 2013.

South Korea broadband summary

There were 18.76 million fixed broadband subscribers in South Korea at the end of Q4 2013. The annual growth rate was 2.79% while population penetration had reached 38.37%.South Korea - Total Broadband & Growth-1Figure 1: South Korea fixed broadband subscriber numbers, growth and population penetration

South Korea broadband growth comparison

The South Korean fixed broadband market grew by 2.79% in 2013, below both the regional growth average for Asia and the growth rates for all other global regions. This low growth rate is to be expected in a mature market with a high penetration rate.

South Korea - broadband growth comparisonFigure 2: South Korea fixed broadband annual growth comparison

South Korea ISP market shares

Korea Telecom dominates the fixed broadband market in South Korea with a market share of 43%. Other notable players are SK Telecom and LG Uplus who had market shares of 22.4% and 17% at the end of 2013.

South Korea - Operator Retail Market Share Q4 2013Figure 3: South Korea ISP market shares in Q4 2013

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This sample report takes data from Point Topic’s Global Broadband Statistics service. Subscribers have access to more recent and in-depth data for South Korea and 110 other countries. The service is updated every 3 months to include all the latest information. Telephone +44 (0)20 3301 3303 or e-mail for more details.