5G networks interfering with reception of North Korean TV after satellite switch | NK News
July 15, 2024
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5G networks interfering with reception of North Korean TV after satellite switch

High-def KCTV footage remains inaccessible in South Korea due to frequency overlap with Russian satellite broadcasts

High-definition broadcasts of North Korean state television from a Russian satellite are currently inaccessible in South Korea due to a frequency conflict with local 5G networks, NK News has learned, causing headaches for DPRK watchers as Pyongyang further cuts the country off from the world. 

Korean Central Television (KCTV) previously broadcast its high-def feed via the Chinese ChinaSat 12 satellite with wide coverage across the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Africa, before suddenly switching to the Russian Express-103 satellite on July 1.

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