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Chad O'Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.
North Korea's Koryolink cellphone service has not been discontinued, its Egyptian backers told NK News on Thursday, denying reports that the company had stopped service and was "preparing for a full withdrawal from the country."
"OTMT has not stopped its telecom operation in DPRK as it started prior to any sanctions and is a utility providing vital service to the people and does not fall under UN sanctions," Noha Fanous, PR & Communications Senior Manager for Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding S.A.E (OTMT), told NK News on Thursday.