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Chad O'Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.
North Korea will soon allow foreign visitors access to the internet via the nation's Koryolink 3G service, according to reports from the Associated Press Pyongyang bureau. The Egyptian firm that built North Korea's cell tower infrastructure, Orascom Telecom, reportedly told foreign residents in Pyongyang that internet service would launch no later than March 1.
The news comes just weeks after NK NEWS exclusively revealed that the KoryoLink network had passed new measures that would allow foreigners to use their cellphones for the first time during visits to North Korea. The move is a logical next step for KoryoLink, a joint venture company that has been developing its 3G internet-compatible cell infrastructure in North Korea for over four years now.