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1 Internet Access in Korea 2013 Asia-Pacific regional Internet Governance Forum Internet Policy Division Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning September, 2013

2 Definition of Broadband Definition o Since broadband technologies are always changing, the definition of broadband also continues to evolve...itu Standardization Sector defines broadband as a transmission capacity that is faster than primary rate ISDN at 1.5 or 2.0 Mbits. (ITU, 2003) o Internet access that is always on and faster than the traditional dial-up access. (US National Broadband Plan, 2009) o Internet connectivity which are capable of download speeds of at least 256 kbit/s. (OECD, 2010)

3 ICT as of Now in Korea Smartphone 4G Mobile Network 30 Million (3Y) 10 Million, 20% (1Y+) 100Mbps IPTV ICT Trade Content Industry National Trade ICT non-ict 5 Million (4Y) Billion $ 25 Billion $

4 Internet Impact on Politics, Society, and Culture Organization of social movement Encouraging voters participation in politics through SNS An essential element of daily lives, such as shopping, banking Key Method of socializing for digital native generation Tool for Spreading global culture(k-pop) Channel for producing, distributing, and cooperating personal content ㄴㄴ 4

5 History of Internet 1969, ARPAnet military network developed by the U.S. Defense Department 1992, Invention of world wide web(www) which can be used by the general public 1994, Expanded as the basic infrastructure of information society through commercialization 1982, The first internet connection between Seoul National Univ. and Kumi Electronics Institute of Technology. 1998, High-speed internet(broadband) service started 2002, Broadband subscribers exceeding 10million 2012, Smartphone users exceeding 30million

6 Overview of Korea s Broadband (1)

7 Overview of Korea s Broadband (2) [ OECD, 2012 ] UN E-Gov. Development Index ITU IDI, ICT Development Index #1 #1 #5 #15

8 Overview of Korea s Broadband (3) Government Broadband Index (Economist, 2011) Rank Country Score 1 Korea Japan Singapore Sweden Finland 4.1 E-Government Development (UN, 2012) Rank Country Score 1 Korea Netherland U.K Denmark U.S.A 0.87 ICT Development Index (ITU, 2011) Rank Country Score 1 Korea Sweden Iceland Denmark Finland 7.87 o Our Infrastructure used to be the best but our lead has slipped. South Korean homes now have greater internet access than we do o Today, more than 90% of homes in South Korea subscribe to high speed broadband, but yet 65% of households here in America. Barack Obama, US President. (Jan~Feb.2011)

9 ICT History in Korea 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010 ~ Onset of Information Age Mobile Revolution Internet Revolution Smart Society TDX CDMA Broadband Smart Devices

10 Growth of the Internet in Korea e-korea Vision 2006( 02) The Global leader for Knowledge and Information Society Cyber Korea21( 99) Spread of Internet Broadband IT Korea Vision 2007( 03) Consolidating the basis for achieving national income of $20,000 5M IPTV Subscribers 30M Smartphone Subscribers 10M Internet Users 20M PC Users 10M Internet Banking Users 10M Broadband Households E-commerce W 300trillion (About USD 300 billion) 30M Internet Users BcN (50~100Mbps) Broadband Convergence Network E-commerce W 1quadrillion (About USD 1Trillion) UBcN (up to 1Gbps)

11 Policy Initiatives for Broadband Development (1) Market Development Long-term Master Plans Policy Objectives Competition Policies Provision of Regulation

12 Policy Initiatives for Broadband Development (2) Year Initiative Speed Technology Korea Information Infrastructure Phase Phase Phase IT839, Broadband Convergence Network Phase Phase Phase Ultra Broadband Convergence Network 2Mbps Mbps 100-1Gbps ATM, ADSL, Cable Modem VDSL, FTTB, Wibro, W-CDMA, HSDPA Wibro Evolution, LTE, FTTH

13 Policy Initiatives for Broadband Development (3) The government enacted a law which required KT to provide broadband internet service(1mbps) to all rural areas by 2005

14 Policy Initiatives for Broadband Development (4) E-Government is the use of ICT to advance government by increasing social engagement with government processes through the provision of online information and services

15 Next Steps (1) 개인정보 Giga Internet 보호 강화 선제적 Public 해킹 WiFi 예방체계 건전한 인터넷 Cloud & Big Data 소통사회 구현 Provide 1Gbps wired Internet 10 times faster than 100M BcN Cover 90% of people in 84 cities by 2017 Resolve the mobile information gap by the public WiFi zones Establish more than 10,000 zones by 2017 Use effectively the ICT resources via network Promote the use of rapidly growing data (Seoul) (Bucheon) (Yongin] (Kimpo) (Daejeon) (Guangju) (Daegu (Busan] (Changwon)

16 Next Steps (2) Privacy 개인정보 보호 강화 Protection Hacking Prevention 선제적 해킹 예방체계 System Sound 건전한 Internet 인터넷 Environment 소통사회 구현 Provide privacy protection consulting for SMEs Restrict illegal collection & use of personal information online Establish intelligent hacking detection & blocking system Build information security system for Admin. agencies Improve web accessibility for the information minority Strengthen cyber ethics education

17 Enhancing Cooperation in the Region ICT Infrastructure Cooperation Joint Research over TEIN : Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore Expansion of New Technology & Service ICT Certification System : Cambodia ICT Standardization Consultation : Lao PDR Capacity Building & Knowledge Sharing Policy Consultation : Philippines & Indonesia 3rd ASEAN+CJK workshop Training Program International Organization ITU-D Cooperation : Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in 2014

18 Key Success Factors Competition Lowering entry barriers for new providers Increased competition in price & quality Demand e-government, e-learning as flagship projects Local community computer class Promotion Public & Private Partnership in R&D IT Fund on Pilot projects +α Early adapters High population density

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