The North Korea - Telecoms Market Overview and Statistics report includes all BuddeComm research data and analysis on this country. Covering trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, internet, broadband, infrastructure and regulation.
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The development of the telecoms sector in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is seriously impeded by the country’s parlous economic state and the government’s general repression of communications. North Korea’s obsession with secrecy has made it extremely difficult to get a clear picture of the sector. Very limited mobile services began in late 2002, but citizens were banned from using mobile phones eighteen months later. In a surprising development Egypt’s Orascom Holdings was awarded a 3G WCDMA licence in 2008 and started commercial operations in 2009. This report provides an overview on telecoms in North Korea and the 3G operations of kyryolink.