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Date : January 13, 2019
HRNK- Mobile Telecommunications and Private Transportation Services
   https://www.hrnkinsider.org/2019/01/north-koreas-mobile-telecommunicat… [86]



North Korea’s Mobile Telecommunications and Private Transportation Services in the Kim Jong-un Era

By Yonho Kim

TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION

II. MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES IN THE KIM JONG-UN ERA
1. Introduction of Mobile Telecommunications Services
2. Increased Number of Subscribers
3. Changes in the Market

III. PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN THE KIM JONG-UN ERA
1. The Advent and Development of Servi-Cha
2. Operating Conditions of Servi-Cha in North Korea
3. Checkpoints and Corruption

IV. THE COMBINATION OF CELL PHONES AND SERVI-CHA
1. Owners and Drivers of Servi-Cha
A. Gas Trade
B. Brokers and Forwarders
C. Servi-Cha Owners and Drivers’Network
D. Crackdowns at Checkpoints

2. Servi-Cha Users
A. Freight Charge Comparisons and Market Prices
B. Fixing Prices
C. Operation Information

3. Changes in the Market
A. Specialization in the Distribution Stage: ‘Sedentary Business’
B. Long-distance Money Transfers
C. Expansion of Trade Volume
D. Prolonged Business Relations – Credibility

V. CONCLUSION







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