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Huawei powered North Korea's mobile network - report

Published 23 Jul 2019 10:18 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, United States

Huawei Technologies has secretly helped the North Korean government deploy and maintain the nationwide commercial mobile network, according to internal documents obtained by ...

Orascom gains UN permission to continue mobile JV in North Korea

Published 25 Sep 2018 14:37 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Egyptian private investment company Orascom Investment can continue to operate Koryolink in North Korea after being granted an exemption from the United Nations. Koryolink, a ...

KT SAT to use 5G mobile services in outer space

Published 12 Jun 2018 08:26 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Korea, Republic of

Korean satellite operator KT SAT has announced plans to become the 7th satellite operator in the world by 2025, up from its current 18th rank. To achieve this, it will focus ...

KT to provide telecom services at 2018 Inter-Korean Summit

Published 24 Apr 2018 10:31 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Korea, Republic of

South Korean operator KT was selected as official telecom services provider for an upcoming summit between the two Koreas, The Korea Times reports. KT has announced that it ...

TTK connects North Korea to internet

Published 03 Oct 2017 10:57 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Russian Federation

Russian fixed line operator TTK has connected North Korea to the internet, according to Telecom Daily, citing a Bloomberg report based on comments from an anonymous ...

Rwanda, South Korea seek to promote E-health

Published 14 Jun 2016 10:48 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Rwanda

The ministry of health has signed an agreement with South Korea to improve technology within the health sector, New Times reported. The collaboration is expected to improve ...

Orascom loses control of North Korean venture Koryolink

Published 04 Jan 2016 09:40 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Orascom Telecom Media and Technology has lost control of its 75 percent stake in North Korean venture Koryolink, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a company filing in ...

KJCN taps Ciena for 100G submarine network upgrade

Published 21 Apr 2015 11:06 CET | Japan, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

The Korea-Japan Cable Network (KJCN) has selected Ciena for a 100G network upgrade. This upgrade is expected to allow KJCN to meet the needs of on-demand networking services ...

North Korea cut off from internet

Published 23 Dec 2014 09:00 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

North Korea's links to the internet were cut on 22 December in the aftermath of claims by the US that the country was behind a cyber attack against Sony, the Financial Times. ...

Nigeria, North Korea govts ink deal on ICT education

Published 08 May 2014 09:53 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Nigeria

The governments of Nigeria and North Korea have inked an agreement to promote the exchange of information using modern technology between the public sectors of both ...

Orascom Telecom suspends investments in North Korea

Published 06 Dec 2013 13:28 CET | Egypt, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Egypt's Orascom Telecom has invested USD 200 million in mobiles services in North Korea but has yet to make any profit, according to the website Middle East Online. Orascom ...

North Korea unveils local Arirang Android smartphone

Published 13 Aug 2013 15:35 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

North Korea has unveiled a domestically-produced smartphone, the Arirang, reports Agence France-Presse. The Arirang mobile phone built with Google's Android OS is likely ...

Koryolink crosses 2 mln subscriber mark

Published 25 Apr 2013 01:57 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

North Korean mobile operator Koryolink has reportedly crossed the 2 million subscriber mark. Tass Telecom writes that Koryolink CEO Ezzeldin Heikal said that the operator ...

North Korea stops 3G service for tourists

Published 29 Mar 2013 00:34 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

North Korea has ceased the 3G mobile internet service for foreign tourists. The 3G service went live at the beginning of March to allow tourists to access the internet via a ...

North Korea allows foreigners to bring in mobile phones

Published 21 Jan 2013 13:34 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Foreigners visiting North Korea can now take their own mobile phones into the country, reports Chinese news agency Xinhua citing an employee with the operator of the ...

Google's Schmidt says virtual isolationism hurts N Korea

Published 10 Jan 2013 09:55 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Google chairman Eric Schmidt and former US ambassador to the UN, Bill Richardson, have completed their private visit to North Korea. Upon landing in Beijing, Schmidt said ...

US govt says Schmidt visit to North Korea 'not helpful'

Published 04 Jan 2013 10:13 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, World

The timing of Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt's planned visit to North Korea as part of a delegation led by former New Mexico governer Bill Richardson is "not ...

Google chairman to visit North Korea - report

Published 03 Jan 2013 10:53 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, World

Google chairman Eric Schmidt is planning a trip to North Korea this year, perhaps before the end of the month, reports the Associated Press. The company would not confirm the ...

North Korea grows to 1.5 mln mobile users

Published 21 Nov 2012 16:06 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

North Korea has more than 1.5 million mobile phone users, up more than 50 percent compared to 950,000 recorded at the end of last year, reports South Korean newspaper Chosun ...

Koryolink hits 1 mln subscribers mark

Published 06 Feb 2012 23:58 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

North Korean mobile operator Koryolink has crossed the 1 million subscribers mark, South Korean newspaper the Chosun Ilbo reports. The milestone was reached around three ...

North Korea's handset imports up to 430,000 in 2010 - report

Published 12 Jan 2012 00:08 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

North Korea's handset imports rose six-fold in 2010. The country bought 430,000 mobile phones from China in 2010, up from 68,000 handsets in 2009, Yonhap writes citing a ...

Koryolink grows to 809,000 customers

Published 14 Nov 2011 15:52 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

North Korea's only mobile operator Koryolink finished September with 809,000 customers, up from 666,500 three months earlier. At the end of Q3, Koryolink's network consisted ...

Koryolink grows to over 600,000 subscribers

Published 11 Aug 2011 16:25 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

North Korea's Koryolink reached over 666,500 customers at the end of June, up from 535,100 three months earlier. The mobile operator run by Orascom Telecom generated revenues ...

IOC awards Olympic Games broadcast rights in Korea

Published 04 Jul 2011 16:57 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Korea, Republic of

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded SBS the exclusive broadcast rights in the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea for the XXIII ...

Koryolink ends Q1 with over 500,000 subs

Published 23 May 2011 01:55 CET | Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

North Korean mobile operator Koryolink has ended the first quarter with 535,133 customers, up from 431,919 in Q4 and up 420 percent from 125,661 customers in the year-ago ...

 

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