First, earlier this month, the
country allowed foreigners to bring cell phones into the country.
And now, Koryolink — North Korea’s mobile service network, a
joint venture with Egypt’s Orascom — has “informed foreign residents in Pyongyang on Friday that it will launch a third generation, or 3G, mobile Internet service no later than March 1,” according to AP.
No word on data plans or rates just
yet, so you might want to hold off on live-tweeting your North Korea tour. But this is a big step, and we’ll be following it
closely. Yay for live-streaming the DPRK!