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Smart Axiata awaits go ahead to launch 5G network

Smart Axiata is ready to roll out its 5G network and is waiting for the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications to provide clarity on the way forward on this matter, which includes the authorisation to launch 5G commercial services in the Kingdom, the head of ...

Poovenraj Kanagaraj
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50658752/smart-axiata-awaits-go-ahead-to-launch-5g-network/

The number of mobile connections drops slightly

The number of mobile connections in Cambodia has decreased slightly, from 19.91 million in 2016 to 18.57 million in 2017, a figure that is still higher than the country’s total population. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50109449/number-mobile-connections-drops-slightly/

TRC wants SIM guarantee

Cambodia’s telecommunications regulator has called on seven mobile network operators to give an assurance by September 1 that they have registered all their subscribers in accordance with a directive from the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication and the Ministry of Interior. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5078934/trc-wants-sim-guarantee/

Metfone operator plans for big foreign revenue

Viettel Group, the Vietnamese military-owned operator of Cambodian mobile operator Metfone, expects to pull in $1.4 billion in revenue this year from overseas investments, Vietnamese state-owned media reported yesterday. ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/metfone-operator-plans-big-foreign-revenue

First Khmer Rouge history mobile app released on Android

The first mobile app offering a comprehensive and interactive history of the Khmer Rouge, created in the hopes of ending a “collective denial” about some of the atrocities committed by the Pol Pot regime, went live on Tuesday. ...

George Wright
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/first-khmer-rouge-history-mobile-app-released-on-android-132885/

BigPhone now in Cambodia

Mobile World Investment (MWG), one of the largest mobile phone and electronics distribution chains in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, has opened its first overseas store in Cambodia. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39837/pigphone-now-in-cambodia/

Directive to mobile operators

The Telecom Regulator of Cambodia yesterday issued a directive to mobile operators to ensure they are transparent with automatic fees charged to customers after a spike in complaints.   ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39840/directive-to-mobile-operators/

TRC: Ensure mobile networks OK

The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia yesterday urged all mobile operators to ensure that their services remain uninterrupted throughout the remainder of the commune election campaign period and during this weekend’s polling. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38894/trc--ensure-mobile-networks-ok/

Smart posts Q1 growth despite stiff competition

Cambodian telecom Smart Axiata retained healthy growth in the first quarter, with revenue rising 17 percent year-on-year to 318,000,000 ringgit ($74.5 million), fuelled by data monetisation and effective cost management despite aggressive price competition by other telecommunication players, according to financials released by Malaysian parent ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/smart-posts-q1-growth-despite-stiff-competition

TRC curbs phone service offers

A new deadline has been set for mobile operators Cellcard, Smart and Metfone to stop their promotional money exchange program by March 30, according to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36631/trc-curbs-phone-service-offers/

SIM card sellers face crackdown

National Police officials have promised tough action against those who sell SIM cards without copying buyers’ national identity cards, saying the practice may have a dangerous impact on society. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35713/sim-card-sellers-face-crackdown/

SIM card ownership down by nearly 12%

The number of mobile phone subscribers nationwide decreased by 11.5 per cent over the last year in what regulators are describing as a rebalancing after the market reached a saturation point, pushing well beyond 100 per cent penetration. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sim-card-ownership-down-nearly-12

Seatel launches Japan’s freetel smartphone

Seatel, a 100 percent 4G VoLTE telecommunication company in Cambodia, last Friday launched the FreeTel smartphone from Japan in the Cambodian market, as the use of smartphones in Cambodia has grown significantly. ...

Khmer Times team
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24991/seatel-launches-japan---s-freetel-smartphone/

Towers to improve Angkor Wat's cell coverage, discreetly

Visitors to Cambodia’s premiere tourist destination, Angkor Wat, can expect better mobile network coverage come June, after Apsara Authority signed an agreement with local telecom services firm Camtowerlink Communications to install six camouflaged mobile towers across the vast temple site. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/towers-improve-angkor-wats-cell-coverage-discreetly

SIM sales stagnate as internet use soars

Mobile SIM card sales slowed to a crawl in 2015 while the number of new subscribers using mobile internet services leaped by 30 per cent, according to a Ministry of Telecommunications factsheet. ...

Sor Chandara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sim-sales-stagnate-internet-use-soars

Despite threats, unregistered sims still in service

Four months ago, Deputy National Police Commissioner Chhay Sinarith declared unregistered SIM cards a major threat to national security. They were a favored tool of terrorists, kidnappers and drug runners, he insisted, before accusing mobile operators that distribute them of toying with the safety of ...

Khy Sovuthy and Taylor O'Connell
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/despite-threats-unregistered-sims-still-in-service-106516/

New player joins busy telecom market

Starting today, Kingtel, a new internet and telecom service provider, will offer internet services to customers, with the company expected to launch call services within the next few months. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/new-player-joins-busy-telecom-market

New players shake up mobile money market

Since launching in 2009, Wing has been largely on its own in the mobile money transfer market, opening thousands of payment kiosks across the country and benefitting from rapidly expanding base of mobile phone users. ...

Tej Parikh
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/new-players-shake-up-mobile-money-market-103353/

Smartphone ownership exploded since ’13: study

The number of Cambodians who own at least one smartphone has almost doubled since 2013, helping put the Kingdom on track to having more than half of its population accessing the web in about a year, according to a new study.Almost 95 per cent of ...

Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/smartphone-ownership-exploded-13-study

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