How South Korea’s operators drive demand for 5G

Reference: Analysis and Go-to-market, 2019

Nowhere else in the world will you find as many 5G users as in South Korea. Nowhere else will you find as many 5G base stations up and running. If there ever was a race to 5G, the Korean government and industry won it.

Seeing is believing: After having dug up, read and compiled all reporting and data on Korea’s mobile business there was no other way forward than to seeing it for ourselves and interview people involved in creating Korea’s ‘5G wonder’.

We spent eight busy days (11-18 July) in Seoul to finish a comprehensive 106-page analysis – full of graphs and photos – with recommendations for European operators.


  • Analysis of market and financial data
  • The 5G strategy of Korea
    • Government
    • Operators
    • Suppliers
  • Analysis of network data
    • How are networks built?
  • The 5G propositions of Korean operators
    • Subscriptions
    • Terminals
    • Shop experiences
    • Advertising
    • Consumer interviews
  • The new end-user services – designed to drive 5G demand
    • Use cases and partnerships
  • Interviews with Korean operators and suppliers
    • What sells 5G?
  • Tefficient’s conclusions

Commissioned by a number of European operators, financial analysts and suppliers.

Available for others for 2600 EUR excl. VAT.