Enjoy the Battle
This edition¡¯s top pick is KT¡¯s plan for their mobile IPTV.
2009 will be the year of IPTV in Korea. Though IPTV it has been launched its commercial service in 2006,
it was just recent when IPTV got strong attention after KT started aggressive movement.
Discussion on IPTV is not limited in Fixed Internet area in Korea.
Coupled with Mobile, KT openly declared that they will provide IPTV service on mobile.
SK Telecom, KT¡¯s biggest rival in Korea has to decide how they should react with these recent offenses toward KT as SK Telecom is having significant footstep in Mobile TV (Satellite DMB).
Besides IPTV there are numerous interesting experiments happening in Korea.
Some are bold, some are abnormal but from the spectator¡¯s view it is just awesome.
You just only enjoy and see what can be the lessons/insights/implications/ideas.
Enjoy and get updates on Korea¡¯s 2009 competitive landscape with us, KoreanInsight.
Yours Yunho Chung
Managing Partner, Veyond Partners