According to South Korea ” Japan of North Korea “: “The motherland has offered mobile communication of third generation service since December 15, 2008. Pass the letter Company KPTC through North Korea With the health telecommunications in Egyptian Sri Lankan Orascom The cooperation of the company, the life of motherland people will be more and more rich and colorful. ”
This is that North Korean authorities publish the video content on YouTube. North Korea will have reported the news of offering mobile phone service without restraint in 2008, even use YouTube websites as the instrument of propaganda.
In North Korea of seclusion, industry is sprouting mobile communication. According to the official materials of the Carrier of Sri Lankan health offering mobile communication service in North Korea, would only rise to 90,000 in 2009 for 1600′s user’s number in 2008, increased to 300,000 last third quarter.
Infer according to Bank of Korea, the per capita gross national income GNI of North Korea of 2009 It is 1000 dollars. In such a North Korea, who use the mobile phone? The popularization in North Korea of the mobile phone will look like South Korea ” The broadband revolution ” Or the democratization upsurge that Middle East and north African area raise recently cause the change of the economic and social field like that?
Does 3G communication popularity of North Korea rank first?
After Sri Lankan health’s Carrier of mobile communication operator will announce and march into the North Korean market Egyptian maximum in 2008, western analysts query feasibility of this undertaking one after another. The foreign media is the same too. But now, can often see in Pyongyang someone uses the scene of the mobile phone at least. On the 16th of this month, representative Byrne and Hart and Seliger of Seoul office of Hans and Seydel foundation visits Pyongyang for consulting project of afforesting with North Korean authorities, he says: “Seen everywhere the person who uses the mobile phone on the street. There are university students, there are ordinary working clan too. ” South Korean information authorities infer, North Korean cellphone subscriber reaches 450,000 people most. What deserves particular mention is, North Korea has crossed over first and second generation mobile communication service, have opened third generation 3G directly Communication service. British communication industry studies the company TeleGeography to announce and call formally: “The proportion of the North Korean 3G mobile is 100%. ” The proportion is 72% in the South Korean 3G mobile is in all mobile phones. The chief analyst AngelDobardziev of the research institution OVUM Company of market of telecommunication shows: “Don’t think the mobile communication service was the exclusive product of the rich country. In Africa area, because does not possess the associated infrastructure of bank, it is instead more popular to move currency. ”
So long as there is foreign currency everyone can use
If want to use the mobile phone in North Korea, there must be foreign currency. Because the relevant authority stipulates, must use ” European dollar ” , ” U.S. dollar ” , ” RMB ” Buy mobile phone and prepaid fee card. South Korea ” The large institute’s university of North Korea ” Professor Liang Wen’s show analysis is called: “In North Korea, have people of foreign currency the intersection of party and cadre mainly or and the intersection of power and stratum have close ties, business make very much loud rich man, they are master user’s colonies. ”
A person who takes off the north points out: “Mobile phones are mostly only a furnishing used for showing off in North Korea. Because the expenses are too high. ” A lot of people use Chinese mobile phone and Chinese communication network in the frontier area. Because the people’s mobile phone is used mainly for smuggling the trade between identity China, still escaped from North Korean residents and used as the conversation tool sometimes, so North Korean authorities control this strictly. Infer according to the North Korean expert, if include the person who uses the Chinese mobile phone in the frontier area, the cellphone subscriber of North Korea may exceed 500,000 people.
Worry of North Korea
A lot of people analyze, with social medias SNS such as Facebook,etc. And the consumption of the mobile device increases, has caused Middle East and north African area to be unstable. Korean Central News Agency point out in report to entitled as ” let intellectual Mobile that U.S.A. have a headache ” recently: “American prisoner use intellectual mobile phone the drugs and inbound prison stealthily of weapon.
” North Korean worry that the mobile phone popularizes and discontented that this shows. However, North Korea announces on the 4th of this month: ” whole North Korea Mobile communication network 3G of third generation Construction work already finish. ” Continue maintaining the modernized undertaking of communication network is being developed with higher speed.
Responsible editor: Zhang Xia