September 30, 2020

Koryolink cellphone service will continue operations in North Korea: Orascom

Clarification comes amid reports that sanctions would force Egyptian-DPRK JV to shut down

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.