Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) subsidiaries of South Korea’s three network operators look set to face opposition should they seek to enter the market, according to the Korea Herald. The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) in a general meeting last Friday agreed to recommend that SK Telink, a unit of the country’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, SK Telecom (SKT), should hold off from launching commercial services. Telink, which is 83% owned by SKT, is thought to be prepping a launch of services which will seek to target the lower end of the market, with some reports claiming that it could start operations as soon as next month. Commenting on the matter KCC commissioner Yang Moon-suk said: ‘Independent MVNOs are getting ready for launch and we need to think more carefully if we’re going to let them play the role of a fourth telecom [operator] to add competition in the market.’ At present three companies – Korea Cable Telecom, Eyesvision and Telink ? are thought to be preparing to enter the market with mobile voice services next month.
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