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KT Experiences Steady Growth From its Core Business With IDC/Cloud and AI Providing Strong Growth

Dan Baker Senior Equity Analyst

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South Korea has traditionally displayed many of the factors we like in a telecommunications market. On the wireless side, there are only three national operators with their own networks, and they have behaved rationally. On the fixed-line side, competition has been restrained, as there are no major cable operators. However, the regulator can be inconsistent and is too involved in decisions that we think should be left to the market, and the operators have on occasion behaved less rationally. KT is the incumbent fixed-line telecom operator in Korea. The firm is also the largest broadband provider and second-largest wireless telecommunications operator. It has a growing television business and is entering into other businesses, including cloud computing and payment processing.

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KT is South Korea's largest fixed-line telecom operator, with around 13 million customers. It is the largest broadband firm in the country, with 9.6 million customers, and the second-largest wireless operator with 23.4 million subscribers; the company also has 9.3 million IPTV customers. Additionally, it has about 30 nontelecom businesses. These nontelecom businesses, including artificial intelligence and IDC/Cloud Services, are the focus of its growth strategy.

KT Gwanghwamun Building East, 33, Jong-ro 3-Gil, Jongno-gu
Seoul, 03155, Korea, Republic of
T +82 317270114
Industry Telecom Services
Most Recent Earnings Jun 30, 2022
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2022
Employees 21,759