Friday, April 25, 2008

KT has 567K IPTV Subscribers

Korea Telecom ended March 2008 with 567,230 IPTV subscribers, which is an increase of 528,465 since the end of March 2007. Its broadband service grew by 177,446 subscribers from March 2007 to March 2008 ending with a total of 6,627,175 subscribers.

Also, a Hanaro spokesman stated that it now has 680 thousand IPTV subscribers.

KT's IPTV service grew rapidly in the last 12 months. It appears that this accelerating rate of growth should continue over the next 12 months.

One reader of this blog confirmed that KT's and Hanaro's services are Telco IPTV services. I am more comfortable about this statement relative to KT than Hanaro at this point, but my mind is open. I would appreciate more comments from readers on the scene.

1 comment:

d-two said...

Hanaro is a fixed telephone operator just like Korea Telecom. Therefore its subscribers are "IPTV" subscribers. This is from a recent TMG, Inc. report on the worldwide IPTV market. See the press release here:
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/04-18-2008/0004795720&EDATE