Korea's Internet call market to grow sharply on household adoption

17 January 2008

The Korean market for internet-based telephony is expected to grow
over 50 percent annually over the next five years as an increasing
number of households and businesses replace their traditional service
with the new and cheaper way of making calls, a report showed Thursday
(Jan. 17).

According to the report by industry consulting firm, IDC Korea, the
local market for Internet calls, or Voice over Internet Protocol
(VoIP), will likely expand by an annual average of 53 percent between
2007 and 2011 to 1.42 trillion won ($1.5 billion).

The report put the local VoIP market last year at an estimated 255.2 billion won, up 52.2 percent from a year earlier.

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