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Communication

Telephone services have expanded rapidly over the last decade. During 1982-86, the government invested $2 billion in communicati9ons annually, a figure representing some 7.7% of its total annual investment.

By 1988, over 11 million telephone lines had been provided to some 10 million subscribers. Virtually every home in the country now has its own telephone. All telephone circuits are connected by automatic switching systems.

By the year 2001, a total of 22 million telephone lines will be installed, thus putting the telephone supply rate on a par with today's advanced countries at around 40 telephones per 100 people.

As for toll telephones, the Ministry of Communications has completed a nationwide network services digital switching systems in 22 major cities. International Subscriber Dialing (ISD) has been available since 1987 and at present extends to 172 regions in 148 countries. The government plans to meet the demand for telephone services and concurrently to replace outdated systems through the provision of one million new lines per year. The ministry has initiated a toll rebate system for long-distance and international calls at night. Starting in 1998, a business hour (21:00-08.00) rate has been in effect.

International Telephone Codes and Rates

Country

Country Code

ISD

Operator-Assisted Call

Standard

Initial 3 mins.

 

Initial Min.

Additional Min.

Station to Station

Person to Person

Additional Min.

Australia

61

1,700

1,440

5,100

6,540

1,440

Austria

43

2,100

1,780

6,300

8,080

1,780

Canada

1

1,700

1,440

5,100

6,540

1,440

China (Taiwan)

886

1,300

1,110

3,900

5,000

1,100

France

33

2,100

1,780

6,300

8,080

1,780

Germany

49

2,100

1,780

6,300

8.080

1,780

Hong Kong

852

1,300

1,100

3,900

5,000

1,100

Hungary

36

2,100

1,780

6,300

8,080

1,780

India

91

2,100

1,780

6,300

8,080

1,780

Indonesia

62

1,300

1,100

3,900

5,000

1,100

Japan

81

1,300

1,100

3,900

5,000

1,100

Malaysia

60

1,300

1,100

3,900

5,000

1,100

Netherlands

31

2,100

1,780

6,300

8,080

1,780

New Zealand

64

1,700

1,440

5,100

6,540

1,440

Philippines

63

1,300

1,100

3,900

5,000

1,100

Saudi Arabia

866

2,100

1,780

6,300

8,080

1,780

Singapore

65

1,300

1,100

3,900

5,000

1,100

Spain

34

2,100

1,780

6,300

8,080

1,780

Switzerland

41

2,100

1,780

6,300

8,080

1,780

Thailand

66

1,300

1,100

3,900

5,000

1,100

United Kingdom

44

1,550

1,310

4,650

7,270

1,310

U.S.A.

1

1,700

1,270

5,100

6,370

1,270

U.S.S.R.

7

2,100

1,780

6,300

8,080

1,780



Data Communications

From 1998 the Packet Exchange System, a state-of-art telecommunications network developed by Data Communications Corp. (DACOM), has enabled the exchange of data - one packet transmits 128 characters in English-through its computer network with 52 countries. DACOM also established a domestic packet network connecting the five major cities of Seoul, Pusan, Taegu, Kwangjua and Taejon. Domestically, over 6,754 end-users have joined the DACOM network. DACOM provides such services as electronic mail, information database, videotex and value-added network (VAN) information.


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Postal Services

Domestic postal rates are W100 for a letter of up to 50g, W600 for a registered letter of no more than 50g and W800 for a package of up to 2kg. Postcards cost W70.

International Airmail Rates

 

Far East Asia

Southeast Asia

North America W. Europe Middle East Oceanic

Africa Latin America

Aerogram

350

350

350

350

Airmail letter (up to 10g)

370

400

440

470

Postcard

300

300

300

300

 

200

220

250

300

 

1,170

1,200

1,240

1,270

 

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