Communications & Transportation in South Korea

Telephones - main lines in use
28.543 million (2009)
rank:
10
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Telephones - mobile cellular
50.767 million (2009)
rank:
26
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Telephone system
general assessment:
excellent domestic and international services featuring rapid incorporation of new technologies
domestic:
fixed-line and mobile-cellular services widely available with a combined telephone subscribership of roughly 160 per 100 persons; rapid assimilation of a full range of telecommunications technologies leading to a boom in e-commerce
international:
country code - 82; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and US; satellite earth stations - 66
Broadcast media
multiple national TV networks with 2 of the 3 largest networks publicly operated; the largest privately-owned network, Seoul Broadcasting Service (SBS), has ties with other commercial TV networks; cable and satellite TV subscription services available; publicly-operated radio broadcast networks and many privately-owned radio broadcasting networks, each with multiple affiliates, and independent local stations (2010)
Internet country code
.kr
Internet hosts
293,862 (2010)
rank:
63
Internet users
39.4 million (2009)
rank:
11
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Airports
114 (2012)
rank:
50
Airports - with paved runways
total:
71
over 3,047 m:
4
2,438 to 3,047 m:
20
1,524 to 2,437 m:
12
914 to 1,523 m:
13
under 914 m:
22 (2012)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total:
43
914 to 1,523 m:
2
under 914 m:
41 (2012)
Heliports
510 (2012)
Pipelines
gas 2,139 km; refined products 864 km (2010)
Railways
total:
3,381 km
rank:
51
standard gauge:
3,381 km 1.435-m gauge (1,843 km electrified) (2008)
Roadways
total:
103,029 km
rank:
41
paved:
80,642 km (includes 3,367 km of expressways)
unpaved:
22,387 km (2008)
Waterways
1,600 km (most navigable only by small craft) (2011)
rank:
49
Merchant marine
total:
786
rank:
14
by type:
bulk carrier 191, cargo 235, carrier 8, chemical tanker 130, container 72, liquefied gas 44, passenger 5, passenger/cargo 15, petroleum tanker 55, refrigerated cargo 15, roll on/roll off 10, vehicle carrier 6
foreign-owned:
31 (China 6, France 2, Japan 14, Taiwan 1, US 8)
registered in other countries:
457 (Bahamas 1, Cambodia 10, Ghana 1, Honduras 6, Hong Kong 3, Indonesia 2, Kiribati 1, Liberia 2, Malta 2, Marshall Islands 41, North Korea 1, Panama 373, Philippines 1, Russia 1, Singapore 3, Tuvalu 1, unknown 8) (2010)
Ports and terminals
Incheon (Inch'on), Pohang (P'ohang), Busan (Pusan), Ulsan, Yeosu (Yosu)
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