Korea Telecom Freetel has purchased 300,000 mobile phones from China for shipment this year. KTF, which is controlled by KT Group, mainly purchases WCDMA mobile phones, which are provided by very few Chinese manufacturers. For 2008, KTF has procured a total of 8 million mobile phones, of which 7 million are WCDMA mobile phones. For 2009, the company plans to purchase 8 million mobile phones, all of which will be WCDMA. Samsung, LG, Pantech and KTFT, a KTF subsidiary, are KTF's main mobile phone suppliers. Samsung is the largest vendor, accounting for 45.4% of shipments to KTF in 2006.
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