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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:47 AM

North Korea to offer mobile internet access

Source: BBC

22 February 2013 Last updated at 12:06 GMT

North Korea to offer mobile internet access

North Korean mobile phone provider Koryolink is planning to launch a 3G data service for foreign visitors and residents from abroad.

Egyptian telecoms firm Orascom, which is a partner in Koryolink, estimates that more than 1 million North Koreans use mobile phones.

They will not be able to use the new service, according to reports.

Orascom launched a 3G phone network inside North Korea in 2008, but users can only use it to make phone calls.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21546877

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