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Looks like the Internet in the most closed country in the world. Photo

Как выглядит Интернет в самой закрытой стране мира. ФотоLife in North Korea is still under a veil of mystery.

Many restrictions apply in this country and one of them is the limited access to the Internet and all kinds of taboos, mobile communication.

Как выглядит Интернет в самой закрытой стране мира. Фото

Almost nobody uses the Internet.

Internet in North Korea is there, but access to it is severely limited and could be enjoyed only foreigners and party officials. The majority of Koreans available national Internet Site that is completely fenced off from the outside world. However, in the network Kwamen possible even Internet Commerce. For example, the first North Korean online store Okryu.

Как выглядит Интернет в самой закрытой стране мира. Фото

North Korea has banned Facebook, but created a clone of the social network, which was fully functional and allowed users to register using email.

Как выглядит Интернет в самой закрытой стране мира. Фото

Smartphones have one out of ten North Koreans.

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North Korea has around 3 million subscribers of the mobile network, but modern smartphones have only a few hundred thousand.

Как выглядит Интернет в самой закрытой стране мира. Фото

The North Koreans can’t make international calls.

The main operator Koryolink North Korea does not allow international calls. For calls to relatives who have left the country, the people use phones and SIM card in China, which is a very risky business.

Как выглядит Интернет в самой закрытой стране мира. Фото

Desktop PC only for the rich.

The North Koreans do use computers, but they are mostly available to party leaders or students. Also computers available in Internet cafes and schools, although their use is monitored there.

Как выглядит Интернет в самой закрытой стране мира. Фото

USB stick as a fashion accessory.

PC is so rare that young people living in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, are stick as a fashion accessory.

Как выглядит Интернет в самой закрытой стране мира. Фото

On computers running an operating system based on Linux.

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North Korea has created its own operating system called Red Star Linux. The OS includes a text editor, calendar, and media player. All photos are marked with a watermark.

Как выглядит Интернет в самой закрытой стране мира. Фото

Their operating system looks like Mac OS.

Как выглядит Интернет в самой закрытой стране мира. Фото

Cheap Chinese tablets only for the elite.

Tablets have reached North Korea. Chinese tablet Woolim was presented last year to North Korea. There is no Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Despite the fact that in China this tablet is very cheap, in Korea it costs about €250, which is not expensive for many North Koreans.

Как выглядит Интернет в самой закрытой стране мира. Фото

Televisions are not uncommon.

TV is not unusual in North Korea, as TV broadcast authorities can convey to the people their messages. However, the sets of channels is very limited.

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