The number of IPTV platform subscribers rose by nearly seven times as of the end of last year since the system’s launch in 2008, the Korea Communications Commission said Sunday.
The number jumped to 10.83 million as of the end of 2014, up 25.8 percent from 8.61 million a year earlier, according to data released by the telecom watchdog. The comparable figures were 1.59 million in 2008, 2.37 million in 2009, 3.65 million in 2010, 4.93 million in 2011 and 6.54 million in 2012. KT Corp., one of the country’s fixed-line operators, had the largest share with 54 percent, or 5.84 million subscribers, as of the end of last year. SK Broadband Co. came in second with 2.81 million subscribers, or 26.0 percent, followed by LG Uplus Corp. with 2.16 million, or 20.0 percent.
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