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Market Trends: A Comprehensive Ecosystem Is Key To CSPs' LTE Drive in South Korea

Published: 01 May 2013

ID: G00251534

Analyst(s): Rishi Tejpal

Summary

Communications service providers in South Korea are successfully developing a comprehensive ecosystem to drive Long Term Evolution growth and service adoption. CSPs in markets with a similar profile can leverage these business models to successfully position LTE in their respective markets.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Market Trend

  • The LTE Market in South Korea Picked Up Quickly Beyond Early Adoption
  • Market Structure Trend
    • The Market Focus of CSPs Is on Providing Diverse LTE Services and Pricing Plans to Maximize Customer Adoption
    • Localized Presence of Major Device OEMs — A Big Plus for CSPs in South Korea
    • CSPs in South Korea Offer Innovative Promotions and Benefits to Attract Subscribers And Move Away From Heavy Subsidies
  • Technology Trend
    • Technology Evolution is Causing CSPs to Expand Multi-Carrier Deployments and Pioneer LTE-A and Carrier Aggregation Deployments

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