Communications

Communications policy and administration

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-review-content-draft-law-cybercrime

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/telecom-regulator-steer-clear-service-providers-price-war

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/

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
http://www.akp.gov.kh/kh/?p=193541

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35556/phone-regulator-issues-ultimatum/

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/telecoms-ministry-promises-punishment-non-registration-phone-users-120046/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30812/walkie-talkie-licenses-required/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-offers-tips-cybercrime-team

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/telecom-backbone-now-extends-over-26000km

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-welcomes-regional-sim-proposal

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22861/mobile-operators-given-new-deadline-to-register-sim-cards/

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/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/19668/surging-tv-advertising-set-to-continue/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/regulator-revokes-29-licences-web-firms

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-touts-internet-record-despite-telecom-bill-concerns

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/draft-telecoms-law-gives-govt-broad-spying-powers-101351/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/internet-firms-lose-licences

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/17944/watchdog-eyes-telecom--isp-licenses/

‘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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pitfalls-ahead-web-freedom-report-finds

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