South Korea Telecoms Industry Report – 2021-2027

The South Korea Telecommunications Industry Report, 2022-2027 includes a comprehensive review of the South Korean market dynamics, market sizing, market forecasts, analysis, insights and key trends.
Market Overview This report provides analyses of revenue and market forecasts as well as statistics of the South Korea telecoms industry including market sizing, 5-year forecasts, market insights, key telecom trends, 5G and also features the following:
  • Overall Telecommunications Market by Major Operators
  • Telco Operators Profile, Revenue and EBITDA Mix
  • Mobile Subscribers & Revenue Market Overview and Forecasts
  • Spectrum Holdings
  • IoT Market Overview
  • Broadband Subscribers & Revenue Market Overview and Forecasts
  • National Broadband Network Detailed Market Overview and Forecasts
  • Thematics / Opportunities relating to 5G, M&A and e-Commerce
  • Telecoms Infrastructure Review
  • Telco M&A Transaction Database
WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THE SOUTH KOREA TELECOMS INDUSTRY REPORT:
  • Benefit from the latest market opportunities
  • Understand the threats to your operations and investments and protect your company against future risks
  • Gain insights on emerging trends supporting, enhancing or disrupting your activities in the market
  • Get a full view of the competitive landscape to assess your market position.
  • Forecasts as a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the telecoms market
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Operators Profiles
The South Korea Telecommunications Industry Report, 2022-2027 includes a comprehensive review of the South Korean market dynamics, market sizing, market forecasts, analysis, insights and key trends. South Korea Telecoms Industry Report at a Glance Globally, the telecommunications sector is proving to be a core and essential infrastructure service to national economies, with data infrastructure becoming critical in a connected world and will likely increasingly attract a new class of investors such as large infrastructure funds. Idem Est Research expects the South Korean telecommunications industry to remain steady thanks to the defensiveness nature of the industry, amid the political uncertainties and an uncertain economic outlook due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The South Korean telecommunications market is the third-largest market in the world by revenue with three large fixed and mobile network operators that invested heavily in towers and fibre infrastructure over the past two decades despite an overall market underpinned by low economic and population growth.

1       Key Statistics 1.1        South Korea Population 1.2        South Korea Households 1.3        South Korea’s GDP 2       COVID-19 Impact 3       Overall Telecommunications Market, 2014–2027 3.1        Market Overview 3.2        South Korea’s Race to Lead in 5G and Beyond 3.3        Historical Telecommunications Market Revenue, 2014-2020 3.4        Overall Telecommunications Market Forecast, 2020-2027 3.5        Telecommunications Market Capital Expenditure, 2014-2027 3.5.1      Historical Telecommunications Capex Spend, 2014-2020 3.5.2      Capex to Revenue Benchmark 3.5.3      Capex to GDP Benchmark 3.5.4      Telecommunications Capex Spend Forecast, 2020-2027 4       Telecommunications Operators Profile 4.1        SK Telecom Profile 4.1.1      SK Telecom Revenue, EBITDA and Capex Mix 4.2        KT Profile 4.2.1      KT Revenue, EBITDA and Capex Mix 4.3        LG Uplus Profile 4.3.1      LG Uplus Corporation Revenue, EBITDA and Capex Mix 5       Mobile Market 5.1        Mobile Subscribers Historical and Forecast, 2014-2027 5.1.1      Mobile Subscribers Historical, 2014-2021 5.1.2      Mobile Subscribers Market Share, 2014-2021 5.1.3      South Korea Smartphone Share, 2021 5.1.4      South Korea Mobile Subscribers Forecast, 2020-2027 5.1.5      South Korea Mobile Subscribers by Generation (2G, 3G, 4G & 5G) Forecast, 2020-2027 5.2        Mobile Revenue Historical and Forecast, 2014-2027 5.2.1      Historical South Korea Mobile Service Revenue, 2014-2020 5.2.2      Mobile Service Revenue Forecast, 2020–2027 5.2.3      Mobile Subscribers ARPU, 2014-2021 5.3        Spectrum Holdings 5.3.1      Spectrum Pricing and Regulation 5.3.2      5G Development and Launches 5.3.3      Mobile Frequencies Portfolios Analysis 5.3.1      Spectrum Depth Benchmark by Country 5.4        Mobile Download Data and Pricing Trends 5.5        Mobile Speed Tests 5.5.1      Ookla Mobile Speed Tests 5.5.2      OpenSignal 5.6        Internet of Things (IoT) 6       Broadband Market 6.1        Fixed Broadband Subscribers Historical, 2014-2021 6.2        Fixed Broadband Subscribers Forecast, 2020-2027 7       Telecommunications Infrastructure Investments 7.1        The Success of Korea ICT Policies 7.1.1      Government ICT Plans 7.1.2      Submarine Cables 8       South Korea Telecom Towers Infrastructure Landscape 8.1.1      Tower Density Benchmark 8.2        Telco Infrastructure Comparative 9       Thematics / Opportunities 9.1        Consolidation Opportunities 9.2        Diversification Opportunities 9.2.1      e-Commerce 9.2.2      Content and IPTV 9.3        New Telecoms Operating Model 9.3.1      The Attraction of Infrastructure Multiples 9.4        5G Developments 9.4.1      5G Overview 9.4.2      5G – Relative Capex Investments and Frequency Range 9.4.3      5G OpenRAN 9.4.4      Beyond 5G and Towards 6G 10     Telco M&A Transaction Database 11     Methodology 12     Copyright Notice South Korea Telecoms Industry Report – List of Figures Figure 1 – Telco sector revenue as % of GDP in South Korea Figure 2 –Revenue Profile Historical Mix (KRW bn), 2014 – 2020 Figure 3 – Telecommunications Market Revenue Pool, 2020 Figure 4 – Telecommunications Market EBITDA Pool, 2020 Figure 5 – Telecommunications Revenue & EBITDA Share Estimates, 2020 Figure 6 – Total Telecoms Market Revenue and Growth Rate (KRW bn), 2020-2027 Figure 7 – Capex to Revenue Benchmark, 2014-2020 Figure 8 – Capex to GDP Ratio Benchmark, 2014-2020 Figure 9 – Telecommunications Capital Expenditure Spend, 2000-2027 Figure 10 – SK Telecom Service Revenue Mix, 2014-2020 Figure 11 – SK Telecom Historical Revenue Mix, 2014 – 2020 (KRW bn) Figure 12 – KT Revenue Mix, 2014-2020 Figure 13 – KT Historical Revenue Mix, 2014 – 2020 (KRW m) Figure 14 – LG Uplus Service Revenue Mix, 2014-2020 Figure 15 – LG Uplus Historical Revenue Mix, 2014 – 2020 (KRW bn) Figure 16 – Mobile Subscribers Share Comparison, 2014-2021 Figure 17 – Mobile Subscriber Share Comparison, 2014-2021 Figure 18 – Mobile Net Adds (000’s) Comparison, 2015-2021 Figure 19 – Mobile Subscribers Forecast, 2014-2027 Figure 20 – South Korea Mobile Subscribers by Generation (2G, 3G, 4G & 5G) Forecast, 2020-2027 Figure 20 – Mobile Service Revenue Forecast (KRW bn), 2020-2027 Figure 21 – Mobile Subscribers ARPU (KRW), 2014-2027 Figure 22 – Mobile Frequencies by Operators and by Band (MHz) Figure 23 – Subscriptions per MHz of Spectrum, Select Asia-Pacific Countries, 2021 Figure 24 – Mobile Handsets Monthly Download Data, 2017-2020 Figure 25 – Data Pricing Trends in Asia-Pacific (US$ per GB per month), 2017-2020 Figure 26 – Spectrum available and IoT Landscape in South Korea Figure 27 – Broadband Subscribers Share Comparison, 2014-2021 Figure 28 – South Korea Net-Adds (000’s) by Operators, 2015-2021 Figure 29 – Broadband Subscribers Forecast, 2014-2027 Figure 30 – Development History of ICT in Korea Figure 31 – South Korea Telecom Towers Market Share, 2020 Figure 32 – Subscribers per Tower, 2021 Figure 33 – Telecoms Providers EV/EBITDA Ranges Figure 34 – 5G Network Slices Structure Figure 35 – Effect of Frequency on Range Figure 36 – 5G Capacity and Coverage Layers Figure 37 – Relative Capex Required for 5G Network Infrastructure Investment Figure 38 – Telecom Infra Project – OpenRAN Vision South Korea Telecoms Industry Report – List of Tables Table 1 – South Korea – Key Statistics Table 2 – Telecommunications Market Revenue by Operators, 2014-2020 Table 3 – Total Telecommunications Market Revenue, 2020-2027 Table 4 – Historical Telecommunications Capex Spend, 2014-2020 Table 5 – Total Telecommunications Capex Investments Forecast, 2020-2027 Table 6 – Historical SK Telecom Revenue, EBITDA and Capex Mix, 2014-2020 Table 7 – Historical KT Revenue, EBITDA and Capex Mix, 2014-2020 Table 8 – Historical LG Uplus Revenue, EBITDA and Capex Mix, 2014-2020 Table 9 – Historical Mobile Subscribers, 2014-2021 Table 10 – South Korea Mobile Subscribers Forecast, 2020-2027 Table 11 – South Korea Mobile Subscribers by Generation (2G, 3G, 4G & 5G) Forecast, 2020-2027 Table 11 – Historical Mobile Service Revenue, 2014-2020 Table 12 – Mobile Service Revenue Forecast, 2020-2027 Table 13 – Historical Mobile Market Blended Mobile ARPU, 2014-2021 Table 14 – Spectrum Holdings by Operators and by Bands (MHz) Table 15 – Historical Broadband Subscribers by Service Providers and by Technology, 2014-2021 Table 16 – South Korea Broadband Subscribers Forecast, 2020-2027 Table 17 – International Submarine Cable Systems with Landing Stations in South Korea Table 18 – SK Telecom, KT, LG Uplus Infrastructure Landscape Table 19 – Technology Specifications (ADSL, FTTN, Fibre, 4G/LTE, 4G/LTE-A and 5G) Table 20 – Telco Transaction Database, 2008-2020

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Report Highlights:

Complete overview of market
Major drivers, restrain, opportunities, and challenges of the market
Market Trends and how they are boosting the market growth
Changing dynamics in the Market
Complete overview of the market
Historical, Base year, projected, and current market size in terms of value and volume
COVID-19 Impact analysis of the market
Current industry trends and developments

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