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Korea, South Telecommunications Profile 2018

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 28,035,600
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 55 (July 2016 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 58.935 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 120 (July 2016 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: excellent domestic and international services featuring rapid incorporation of new technologies
domestic: fixed-line and mobile-cellular services widely available with the latter subscribership up to about 120 per 100 persons; rapid assimilation of a full range of telecommunications technologies leading to a boom in e-commerce
international: country code - 82; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and US; satellite earth stations - 66 (2016)
Broadcast mediamultiple national TV networks with 2 of the 3 largest networks publicly operated; the largest privately owned network, Seoul Broadcasting Service (SBS), has ties with other commercial TV networks; cable and satellite TV subscription services available; publicly operated radio broadcast networks and many privately owned radio broadcasting networks, each with multiple affiliates, and independent local stations (2017)
Internet country code.kr
Internet userstotal: 44.153 million
percent of population: 89.9% (July 2016 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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