85% of South Koreans have cell/mobile phones

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The other day I was riding into work reading some of the smaller snippets of news about the local cell phone industry.  When I was reading the numbers that the top 3 providers have in terms of how many customers they had, I was shocked to be frank.  I just checked the numbers again on the Ministry of Information and Communication of Korea.  They listed the following stats:

Total number of subscribers: 42,509,977 (the total population of Korea is estimated to be about 45 to 48 million people)
SK Telecom (aka SKT) has over 21 million customers
Korea Telecom (aka KTF) has about 13.5 million customers
LG Telecom (aka LGT) is biting away at a little over 7.5 million customers

Land line consumers only are at 23 million + and KT (Korean Telecom) dominates by owning about 21+ million of them

If interested in more data, download the .pdf at: http://eng.mic.go.kr/eng/user.tdf?a=user.board.BoardApp&c=2002&seq=775&board_id=E_03_01&mc=E_03_01&ctx=Telecommunication

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