Secretive North Korea Opens Up to Mobile Phones

Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 21/11/2011 16:57

[Reuters] Secretive North Korea is expected to register the 1 millionth cellphone user on its new 3G network by the end of the year, barely four years after people were thrown into prison camps, or possibly even executed, for owning one.

Most of the users are in the capital of Pyongyang, home to the impoverished country's elite and powerful who have the cash to splash out for a device and the calling fees.

To read this Reuters report in full, see:
www.nytimes.com/reuters/2011/11/20/world/asia/international-us-korea-north-cellphone.html

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