North Korea’s secrecy and closed-off nature has meant that accurate information is hard to come by. One fact that often comes up is that the country has no internet access. But, is this true? This article will delve into the issue, providing background information, relevant data and perspectives from experts in order to uncover the truth.
What is the Reality?
First and foremost, it is important to note that North Korea is extremely under-connected. According to data from the World Bank, while the world average of households with internet access stood at 52.2% in 2016, only 1.1% of North Korean households had internet access. This means that the general population is not connected to the global internet as we know it. It is also interesting to note that only 9.5% of the North Korean population had a mobile phone in the same year, whereas the global average was around 75%.
Is North Korea Completely Cut Off from the Internet?
In truth, North Korea is not completely cut off