June 09, 2023

Smartphone-capable WiFi on show at Pyongyang IT exhibition, state TV reveals

But use of "Mirae" network remains far from widespread, in-country source says

A public WiFi network that can be used on a recently-released smartphone appeared at a national information technology exhibition in Pyongyang in October, footage aired by North Korean state-run broadcaster Korean Central Television (KCTV) last week showed.

Last month's 2018 national exhibition of IT successes saw Pyongyang’s Arirang Information Technology Exchange Company - which manufactures the  Arirang-series smartphone - set up a booth for visitors to experience the new WiFi network.