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Telecommunications Development in Asia$
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John URE

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099029

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099029.001.0001

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Korea (South)

Korea (South)

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Telecommunications Development in Asia

John Ure

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter examines telecommunications development in South Korea. In the 1980s South Korea began to modernize its telecom infrastructure, expand communications throughout the nation, and reform in a top down fashion. Korea Telecom, a supply-oriented state monopoly, was established in 1981 and started operations in 1982 as part of a structural separation of telecom policy and management functions to improve efficiency and eliminate the waiting list for telephones. Korea's first analogue cellular services were started in 1984 by the state-run Korea Mobile Telecommunications Service. The government also promoted the development of a digital telephone switching system, known as TDX, which enabled faster switching than analogue equipment and helped relieve chronic network congestion.

Keywords:   telecommunications development, Korea, telecom infrastructure, Korea Telecom, telecom policy, Korea Mobile Telecommunications Service, telephone switching system, TDX

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