South Korea

Geographic Region (ITU/UN)

ISO 3166 Code

KR

M49 Code

410

MCC

450

ITU Member

Yes

ITU-R Region

Overview

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (abbreviated ROK), is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. Officially, its territory consists of the whole Korean Peninsula and its adjacent islands. About three thousand islands, mostly small and uninhabited, lie off the western and southern coasts of South Korea.

South Korea is a member of the ITU and as such follows radio frequency harmonisation principles according to ITU-R Region-3. The regulatory body governing communications policy is the Ministry of Science and ICT, and the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) is charged with regulating the country's radio frequency spectrum activities such as planning, allocations, and licencing.

Markets

The major stock exchanges in this country include;

National Mobile Network Operators

There are 3 mobile network operators servicing this region.

3G: Active
3G Bands: B1 (2100 MHz)
4G: Active
5G: Trialling
IoT: Active, Active
IoT Technology: NB-IoT (LTE Cat-NB1), eMTC (LTE Cat-M1)
3G: Active
3G Bands: B1 (2100 MHz)
4G: Active
5G: Trialling
IoT: Active, Active
IoT Technology: eMTC (LTE Cat-M1), LoRa
3G: N/A
4G: Active
5G: Trialling
IoT: Active
IoT Technology: NB-IoT (LTE Cat-NB1)

Technology Developers

There are 1 technology developers operating in this region.