Communications policy and administration

Telecom operators enhance compliance with mobile subscriber information standards

Currently, to comply with regulations regarding mobile subscriber information updates, telecommunication companies in Cambodia are expediting the process of standardizing information for customers. ...

Khmer Times Staff

NRSC creates road traffic Telegram group to ensure safety

The National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) on January 6 created Telegram group @traffic6789, called “Our Road Safety” in Khmer, to provide and receive information concerning road traffic accidents and legal matters.   ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Ministry eyes gateway for management of networks

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications is considering adopting a national single internet gateway (SIG) system in a bid to optimise network management and online security in the country. ...

Khorn Savi

Ministries review content of draft law on cybercrime

The ministries of Interior and Justice and relevant officials are currently reviewing a draft law on cybercrime. Legal experts held a meeting on Wednesday to review its contents at the Ministry of Interior, and chaired by two ministries’ secretaries of state Bun Hun and Lam ...

Mech Dara

Telecom regulator to steer clear of service providers’ price war

After a year of toothless warnings against below-cost mobile deals – which it previously called “suspicious” and “unfair” – the country’s telecommunications regulator yesterday capitulated, instead beseeching operators to steer clear of confusing marketing and maintain the quality of their services. ...

Hor Kimsay

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

Minister of Information: We tax only stations that rent and use local frequency

After receiving a letter from the Ministry of Economy and Finance on the request to take actions against the Radio Free Asia and the Voice of America located in Cambodia, which have been actively engaged in broadcasting and renting airtime from other radio stations yet ...

Un Rithy

Phone regulator issues ultimatum

The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) issued a second directive on Wednesday to all mobile phone operators in the country instructing them to stop placing misleading advertisements in the media that could cause public confusion. ...

Sum Manet

Telecoms ministry promises punishment for non-registration of phone users

The government has pledged to punish mobile telephone operators that do not register the identities of their users—or fail to shut down anonymous numbers—by the middle of the month, threatening fines or suspensions for non-complying companies. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Aisha Down

Walkie-Talkie licenses required

The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) warned last week that it would take legal action over people selling, repairing and using walkie-talkies without permission and in dangerous ways, such as using frequencies reserved for officials. ...

Pech Sotheary

US offers tips for cybercrime team

Cambodian police, prosecutors and policymakers were hosted in Washington recently by the US government, as part of America’s efforts to support the drafting of the Kingdom’s controversial cybercrime law. ...

Bun Sengkong

Telecom backbone now extends over 26,000km

Three telecom operators provide a total of more than 26,000 kilometres of backbone fixed-line infrastructure as of June, the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications announced yesterday in a report posted on its Facebook page.   ...

Post Staff

Cambodia welcomes regional SIM proposal

The government is considering a proposal for telecommunications regulators in Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar to jointly enforce mobile phone SIM card registration in an effort to prevent cross-border fraud and drug trafficking, among other illegal activities. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Mobile operators given new deadline to register SIM cards

Telecom companies have been given another extension to register all the SIM cards belonging to their subscribers after the three main mobile operators requested more time. ...

May Kunmakara

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

Surging TV advertising set to continue

With the economy expanding at an annualized rate of about 7 percent over the past two decades, Cambodia has managed to attract more than $42 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) between 2005 and the end of the first half of last year, even though ...

May Kunmakara

Regulator revokes 29 licences for web firms

Cambodia’s telecom regulator has de-recognised 29 internet and voice-over internet protocol (VOIP) providers in the Kingdom, for failing to provide documentation to prove their active status, according to an official from the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC). ...

Sor Chandara

Gov't touts internet record despite telecom bill concerns

Government officials defended the Kingdom’s record on internet freedom yesterday, despite concerns that recent and proposed legislation could curtail the rights of those speaking out online. ...

Charles Rollet

Draft telecoms law gives Gov’t broad spying powers

A new draft of the proposed Telecommunications Law would give authorities the right to eavesdrop on any conversation, along with a host of other powers that a rights group has warned would effectively nationalize private service providers. ...

Mech Dara and Kuch Naren

Internet firms to lose licences

Cambodia’s telecom regulator will strip the operating permits of more than 30 private companies licensed to provide internet and Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) services unless they can demonstrate that they are commercially active and operating in accordance with their licensing agreements, a telecom official said yesterday.Im ...

Cam McGrath and Cheng Sokhorng

Watchdog eyes telecom, ISP licenses

The Telecom Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) has called on 34 telecom operators and Internet service providers (ISPs) to submit their business performance reports by the end of this month to ensure they are in compliance with their licensing agreements, officials said yesterday. ...

Sum Manet

‘Pitfalls ahead’ for web freedom, report finds

While Cambodia lacks a “rigorous, systematic approach to internet censorship”, new programs regulating telecommunications, online expression and cybercrime threaten the relative freedom it currently enjoys, according to a new report.The Freedom on the Net 2015 report, released on Friday by American watchdog organisation Freedom House, ...

Daniel Nass

SIM card registration drive stalling

One month after the government announced a crackdown on unregistered mobile phone lines, retailers are still selling SIM cards without the required identification documents, and the major telecom companies have done little to curtail the practice.​ In a joint press conference on September 22, officials ...

Cheng Sokhorng

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