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The Modernization of Telecommunications in North Korea: Implementing 4G Network

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North Korea, with its population of 26.2 million, is gradually joining the modernization of telecommunications. It is estimated that only 28.3% of the population has access to mobile telephony, and only a quarter of them use smartphones. According to data […]

Severna Koreja implementira 4G mrežu, vodeći ka modernizaciji telekomunikacija

North Korea, with its population of 26.2 million, is gradually joining the modernization of telecommunications. It is estimated that only 28.3% of the population has access to mobile telephony, and only a quarter of them use smartphones.

According to data from GSMA Intelligence, the 3G network operators, Byol and Koryolink, recorded 7.5 million 3G connections by 2023.

In the latest news from North Korea, it has been announced that the country will finally introduce 4G services. To facilitate the transition from 3G to 4G network services, the North Korean government has imported used LTE base stations, mostly from Huawei, to upgrade existing 3G networks in parts of the capital, Pyongyang, as well as in five other cities.

This is a significant step forward for North Korea. While 4G network has been available in other countries for several decades, North Korea is only now transitioning to this technology. The growth rate of mobile connections in the country in 2023 was less than 3%, clearly indicating the need for the modernization of the telecommunications infrastructure.

It is important to note that there are a large number of services and applications that are blocked or prohibited in North Korea. However, with the introduction of the 4G network, residents will have access to faster internet and a greater variety of services and applications.

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