Pamphlets show North Korea's restrictions on non-state owned telecommunications | NK News
July 20, 2024

Pamphlets show North Korea’s restrictions on non-state owned telecommunications

Pamphlet reveals how state monopoly on internet access is enforced and competitors are sidelined

North Korea is placing restrictions on the operation of prepaid mobile internet and broadband services provided by the majority foreign-owned telecommunications company Koryolink, pamphlets recently obtained by NK News reveal.

The brochures, given to foreign visitors to Pyongyang to help them get online, suggest that broadband service plans for laptops and wireless internet services for mobile phones specifically place restrictions on Koryolink which do not affect the DPRK government-run telecom operator Kang Song NET.

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