Telecommunication in South Korea

Compared to the European Union, South Korea is at the forefront of the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +82, there were a total of 89.33 million connections in 2016. Among them were 61.30 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.2 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections South Korea is very well in the race. Around 93% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 40% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 315,697.00 webhosts, South Korea is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100\% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.


Spread of internet connections in South Korea 1990 - 2016




Broadband internet in South Korea 1998 - 2016




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2016




Mobile phones in South Korea 1990 - 2016




Spreading in 2016 South Korea
Total
South Korea
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 47.58 m 92.84 % 413.79 m 80.94 %
Broadband users 20.56 m 40.11 % 169.43 m 33.14 %
Landlines 28.04 m 54.71 % 211.93 m 41.46 %
Mobile cellulars 61.30 m 119.61 % 630.13 m 123.26 %