SK Telecom Co., Ltd – Company Strategy Report

SK Telecom Co., Ltd (SK Telekom) is a leading wireless telecommunications provider in South Korea, where most of its revenues are generated from mobiles services. It also provides fixed-line and e-commerce services, among others. SK plans to maintain its leadership position in wireless services by providing differentiated value-added products, developing next generation businesses and expanding its e-commerce business on a global scale.

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Key Highlights

SK Telekom holds a dominant position in the South Korean telecommunications market

In FY2016, the company reported 29.6 million subscribers, representing a market share of 48.0%. Its wireless voice and data transmission services are offered through its infrastructure networks and is accessible by over 99.0% of the Korean population. The company is also leading in terms of revenues. It reported services revenues of US$8,922.0 million in 2016 as compared to KT’s US$6,697.2 million.

Increasing initiatives in IPTV are expected to drive its revenue stream

The industry will benefit from an increase in IPTV demand in South Korea, which displayed a significant subscription growth at 30.6% CAGR for 2012-16 from US$ 700.0 million in 2012 to US$2,000.0 million in 2016. This value is expected to increase further at 8.5% CAGR during 2016-21 to reach US$3,100.0 million. SK Broadband’s IPTV market has enhanced its competitiveness. The company is expanding its base for business as a media platform company by using stronger content and mobile competitiveness.

SK Telekom’s “T phone” is boosting subscriptions

SK Telekom has launched “T phone”, which provides its customers with several convenient call functions, including a function to block spam calls. It also features a function called “T114” that informs customers of the phone numbers of stores, hospitals and other facilities closest in proximity to the customer’s current location. The number of subscribers to the T phone service accounted for 34% of the company’s total subscriptions in 2016 as compared to 27.0% in 2015.


– Company Snapshot – Details key indicators and rankings of SK Telekom in terms of Subscribers, Revenue, and Market Share in the company’s key markets.

– Company SWOT Analysis – Outlines SK Telekom’s Strengths and Weaknesses, and weigh Opportunities and Threats facing the company.

– Growth Strategies – Understand SK Telekom’s corporate goals and strategic initiatives and evaluate their outcomes.

– Company Performance and Competitive Landscape – Analyze the company’s performance by business segment compared to other players across key markets on metrics such as such as Revenues, Customer Churn, MoU, and Subscribers.

– Key Developments – Showcase SK Telekom’s significant recent corporate events, changes, or product initiatives.

Reasons to buy

- How does SK Telekom rank among Indonesian and global telecommunication service providers?

- How has the company performed over 2012-2016 when it comes to MOU, Customer Churn, Subscriber and Revenue growth, and ARPS?

- What are SK Telekom’s main aims and objectives and how successful has the company been at implementing them?

- What deals has SK Telekom been involved in over the forecast period and what were the benefits?

- How has SK Telekom performed in comparison to its main competitors KT and KG U+?

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Company Snapshot 3

Company SWOT Analysis 8

Growth Strategies 14

Company Performance 19

Competitive Landscape 28

Deals 31

Key Developments 34

ICT Spending Predictions 37

Financial Summary 40

Appendix 42


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