Communications infrastructure

Sihanoukville-HK submarine optical fibre cable to be completed in 2025

The project to build submarine optical fibre cable network between Sihanoukville and Hong Kong will be completed in July 2025, Chinese media reported quoting Unicom Group sources. ...

Sreekanth Ravindran

China Unicom to build Cambodia’s first state-owned submarine optical fiber cable project

China Unicom Group, one of the country’s largest telecommunications operators, will build Cambodia’s first state-owned submarine optical fiber cable with a large capacity for international communications. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia takes part in key cybersecurity forum

Cambodia is actively participating in the 8th Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) and the 8th ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity (AMCC), along with the 9th ASEAN Senior Officials Roundtable on Cybercrime (SORC) scheduled from October 16 to 19 in Singapore. ...

Ry Sochan

UNESCO enhancing digital literacy for ethnic minorities

UNESCO and Conserve Indigenous Peoples Languages (CIPL), an NGO, are collaborating to enhance access to media, information, and digital literacy among ethnic minority youth in Preah Vihear, Mondulkiri, and Ratanakkiri provinces. ...

Chea Sokny

ASEAN initiate talks on digital economy framework agenda

ASEAN economic ministers have initiated talks on the Digital Economy Framework Agreement (DEFA), a significant regionwide accord set to shape the world’s foremost tech-driven financial systems partnership. The launch occurred during the ASEAN Economic Community Council (AECC) gathering, held in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on September ...

Ry Sochan

Ministry issue legal alert over deceptive online artefact ads

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has issued a warning of legal action against traders and online sellers who use photos of Cambodian artefacts on social media to promote the sale of art objects. The use of photographs of ancient artefacts which have been ...

Chea Sokny

UN estimates 100,000 trafficked into Cambodian scam operations, officials ask “Where are they?”

At least 100,000 people have been forced to carry out online scams in Cambodia, according to a UN Human Rights report released Tuesday, but Cambodian government officials say they want to see more evidence for the estimate. ...

Seoung Nimol and Leila Goldstein

Digital infra success boosting Cambodia’s growth potential

The scale of progress in the Kingdom’s digital infrastructure has played a critical role in boosting the country’s growth potentials, senior telecom executives told a visiting delegation of Singapore Business Federation (SBF) on Thursday as they visited Huawei Cambodia office at Exchange Square. ...

Sreekanth Ravindran

Report internet connection problems via MPTC speed test app - Chea Vandeth

Consumers can now use the MPTC Speed Test app, developed by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, to lodge immediate reports on the poor quality of internet connections to seek resolutions from the Telecommunications Regulator of Cambodia. ...

Mon Sokeo

The rise of messaging app Telegram in Cambodia

The messaging app, Telegram, has risen in popularity within Cambodia in recent years. As of early 2023, it held the title of the most popular messaging app in the country. ...

Rov Hongseng

PM trades Facebook for Telegram

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday announced that from now, he will stay away from Facebook, where he has 14 million followers, to use Telegram instead. ...

Yatt Malai

Ministry of Post to install free public wi-fi in coastal areas

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has announced that it will install free public wi-fi in coastal areas and other priority areas in Preah Sihanouk province. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodian PM repeats appeal for improvement of internet services

Prime Minister Hun Sen re-appealed to the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country to carry out competitive markets for internet service improvement, especially for those living in Borey (gated housing community). ...

Khmer Times Staff

GDT brings in $20.9M of e-commerce VAT over Q1

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) announced that it collected 84.67 billion riel, or $20.91 million, in value-added tax (VAT) from e-commerce in the first quarter of the year, which is seen as a reflection of the boom in online transactions witnessed since the advent ...

May Kunmakara

Mobile, internet services in provinces to be strengthened

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications will strengthen mobile phone and internet services in provinces as the work on improving the quality of such services in Phnom Penh is underway. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Cambodia looks to Australia for cybercrime help

Cambodia asked Australia to provide more support for the training of the Kingdom’s police officers in the fight against cybercrime, which is on the rise across Asia. ...

Ry Sochan

Ministry mulls Alibaba deal to boost int’l sales

The government is exploring the idea of entering into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group to shore up international online sales of Cambodian products.​Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak on February 14 chaired a first key meeting of an ad-hoc working ...

May Kunmakara

Criminal background check process goes digital

To increase the efficiency of criminal background checks, the Ministry of Justice will trial a digital application process from February 6. In a February 3 public notice, the ministry said that moving the process to a digital platform would makes applications faster and easier for the ...

Post Staff

Expressway services, ramps, updated on Google maps

Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway have upgraded their service by marking all entrances, exits and rest areas on Google maps, for the convenience of travelers. ...

Post Staff

MPTC launches online domain name with .kh

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) has launched online registration of domain name with the official extension .kh to increase the efficiency and effectiveness for individuals and institutions to develop their websites that would be used to communicate with customers and the public through the ...

Kang Sothear

NBC: E-wallet accounts in Cambodia hit 17.9M in 2022

The number of e-wallet accounts in the Kingdom reached 17.9 million at end-December amid an acceleration in electronic payment volumes driven in part by Covid-19 anxiety, reflecting gradual fintech (financial technology) development towards achieving the government’s digital economy objectives. ...

May Kunmakara

Look out for online scammers posing as sellers, interior ministry unit warns

The interior ministry’s IT department has issued a fresh warning for the public to be vigilant for scammers pretending to be legitimate online sellers. ...

Lay Samean

Metfone helping to build Cambodia’s digital society

Having contributed $844 million to the Cambodian government and pledged to continue investing in the nation’s telecommunications infrastructure, Metfone is championing the kingdom’s digital revolution. ...

Kiripost staff writers

Finance ministry prepared to launch ‘CamDL’

The Ministry of Economy and Finance said in a statement that Cambodia Distributed Ledger (CamDL) is a “hybrid permissioned blockchain” designed to provide the public with a platform for testing, understanding, experimenting and developing Decentralised Applications (Dapp), or those in the Web3 space, to solve ...

May Kunmakara

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