zOMG!!1 Here comes 3G Interent access for foreigners in North Korea

by Gabriel Mizrahi on February 22, 2013

North Korea Mobile Phones

Photograph by Joseph A. Ferris III

What a year for mobile in North Korea!

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!

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Matthew Bailey February 22, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Just watch out for sanctions! haha. I was in Myanmar (burma) last year and loved it so much BUT I forgot about the sanctions with the U.S and when I tried to login to Paypal, my account was shut down. Super annoying…

This is a big step though – exciting to watch


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