BSA & Galexia Global Coud Computing Scorecard (2016) - Galexia Analytics Release

2016 Rank 12. Korea - Score: 75.54 | Change from 2013 Score: -0.62 - Rank: -4

Korea has a strong commitment to the promotion of the digital economy, and its laws and standards are generally based on international models.

Korea’s modern, comprehensive privacy laws and strong intellectual property laws facilitate the development and use of cloud computing services. However, cybercrime law does not cover the full range of relevant issues.

Korea is an active proponent of free trade and interoperability and is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement.

However, one current area of concern is that Korea imposes a national encryption standard for the procurement of information technology (IT) security devices and related equipment, when a suitable international encryption standard is available.

In addition, some IT products that have already passed international Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation are required to undergo additional local testing in Korea.

Korea has an extensive and established FttH/B infrastructure. In January 2014, Korea announced it would invest $1.7 billion into developing a 5G mobile broadband network, with a target of a fully commercial service operating by 2020.

Overall, Korea’s results have fallen and the country’s ranking went from 8th in 2013 to 12th in 2015.

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