IPTV subscribers in Korea UPDATE - May 1, 2014

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  • 1. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Broadband Subscribers in Korea © 2014 Netmanias • www.netmanias.com * Source 1: Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning * Source 2: KT, SK Broadband and LG U+ n Broadband subscription rate (Q1 2005 – Q1 2014) The broadband subscription rate in Korea has been steadily increasing, reaching 76.6% in Q1 2005, 100% in Q4 2010, and 103% in April 2014. KT Cable operators LG U+ Million n Broadband subscribers by operator (Q1 2005 – Q1 2014) KT SK (SK Broadband) LG U+ Cable Operators 8.0M (40.2%) 18.8M Broadband subscribers in Korea (April 30, 2014) 4.64M (24.6%) 2.98M (15.8%) 3.13M (16.6%) As of the end of April 2014, Korea has 18.8M broadband subscribers, and 40.2% of them (i.e. 8.01M) are KT users, which makes the company the unrivaled No. 1 in the country’s broadband market. Q4 2010: 100% Broadband subscribers # of Households 18,852,555 18,269,153 Million Click the link below to see statistics information on wired/wireless services and subscribers in Korea. http://www.netmanias.com/en/?m=view&id=statistics_ict&no=6041 SK (SK Broadband) Broadband & IPTV in Korea UPDATE May 1, 2014NETMANIAS Report
  • 2. Broadband in Korea – Access technologies © 2014 Netmanias • www.netmanias.com n Vendors selected by operators n Broadband subscribers by operator – per access technology (April 2014) Korea has 5.34M FTTH subscribers, and 71.6% of them (i.e. 3.83M) are KT users, making the company the No. 1 FTTH service provider in the country. - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2015 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 n Broadband subscribers trace by access technology (Q1 2005 – Q1 2014) LAN (UTP)7.1M (37.5%) 4.7M (24.9%) HFC FTTH 5.3M (28.3%) XDSL 1.8M (9.3%) 18.8M Broadband subscribers in Korea (April 2014) LAN (UTP) FTTH HFC XDSL Million 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Since its launch in 2006, FTTH service subscribers have continued to increase. As of the end of April 2014, 5.34M (28.3% of the total broadband subscribers) are subscribing to this service. Different FTTH technologies have been adopted by the big 3 operators – E-PON by KT, G-PON by SK, and E-PON by LG U+ – but they all support 100Mbps in UL and DL. 3.83 1.21 0.28 0.03 2.82 1.81 1.77 0.63 1.37 0.35 0.03 1.27 0.93 2.45 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 KT SK LG U+ MSO Million XDSL LAN (UTP) HFC (Cable) FTTH KT SK (SK Broadband) LG U+ FTTH (OLT) ▶ E-PON: Dasan, ubiQuoss ▶ G-PON: Dasan, HFR, Tellion ▶ E-PON: Dasan, ubiQuoss LAN (L2/L3 Switch) ▶ L3 switch: Dasan, ubiQuoss ▶ L2 switch: Dasan, ubiQuoss ▶ L3 switch: Dasan, ubiQuoss ▶ L2 switch: Dasan, HFR, Tellion ▶ L3 switch: Dasan, ubiQuoss ▶ L2 switch: Dasan, ubiQuoss XDSL ▶ VDSL DSLAM: ubiQuoss ▶ VDSL DSLAM: Dasan, Tellion ▶ VDSL DSLAM: Dasan, ubiQuoss OLT ONT PON OLT L3 SW ONU Edge & Backbone Home CO UTP PON UTP L2 SW L3 SW UTP UTP FTTH LAN Last mile line • FTTH: Optical fiber (ONT at home) • LAN: UTP cable (from L2 switch or ONU) Broadband & IPTV in Korea UPDATE May 1, 2014NETMANIAS Report
  • 3. IPTV subscribers in Korea © 2014 Netmanias • www.netmanias.com n IPTV subscribers trace by telco n Pay TV subscribers trace Cable 14.8M (52.4%) 9.2M (32.7%) 4.2M (14.9%) IPTV Satellite 28.3M Pay TV subscribers in Korea (April 2014) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 KT SK (SK Broadband) LG U+ Million 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Million Cable IPTV Satellite SK (SK Broadband) KT LG U+ 5.2M (56.4%) 2.3M (25.0%) 1.7M (18.6%) 9.2M IPTV subscribers in Korea (April 2014) The number of IPTV subscribers is increasing fast. It exceeded 9M in March 2014, and reached 9.2M a month later. This was an increase of 150,000 a month on average. With this growth rate, it is expected to exceed 10M this year. As the competition among IPTV, cable and satellite operators was getting tougher, they began UHD service in an effort to prevent subscriber churn and attract new subscribers. The service was launched by the cable operators and SK Broadband, in April. And KT and LG U+ are scheduled to begin the service by the end of this year. Growth in Korea’s IPTV market has been mostly driven by KT. As of April 2014, the company has 5.2M IPTV subscribers, which is 56.4% Of the country’s total. IPTV operators in the market are in fierce competition with each other as well as with cable operators. n UHD TV services Cable TV (CJ Hellovision, C&M, t-broad) IPTV (SK Broadband) Satellite TV (KT Skylife) Frame rate 60 fps 30 fps 30 fps (60 fps planned) Resolution 4K (3840x2160) 4K (3840x2160) 4K (3840x2160) Encoding rate 32Mbps 15Mbps 30Mbps Codec HEVC (H.265) HEVC (H.265) HEVC (H.265) Launch 2014.04 2014.04 2014.06 Broadband & IPTV in Korea UPDATE May 1, 2014NETMANIAS Report