Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

Company wanted to sell spyware to Cambodia

Italian spyware vendor Hacking Team was working on “potential deals” with customers in several Southeast Asian countries including Cambodia over the past three years, according to internal emails recently released by transparency website Wikileaks. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/company-wanted-to-sell-spyware-to-cambodia-87980/

Cambodia Post sees 14 pct rise in revenue last year

Cambodia Post reported a 14 percent increase in 2014 revenues, as increasing consumer confidence boosted use of the once-fledgling service, a local media reported Wednesday. Cambodia Post currently dispatches mail to 192 countries. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/cambodia-post-sees-14-pct-rise-in-revenue-last-year-8382

TRC gives up revenue collection to ministry

The Kingdom’s telecom regulator announced this week that it would transfer telco operator revenues it traditionally receives to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications as part of government reforms on revenue collection. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/trc-gives-revenue-collection-ministry

Smart posts midyear gains

Mobile service provider Smart has outperformed its fellow Axiata Group subsidiaries in the first half of the year, according to the Malaysian conglomerate’s latest financial report. Driven by a 115 per cent increase in data traffic revenue, Axiata’s results show Smart’s gross revenue totalled 270 million ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/smart-posts-midyear-gains

Telecom law grants ‘police powers’

Private-sector representatives today are to conclude a two-day consultation forum with the government over the controversial new draft telecommunications law. The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications’ (MPT) yet-to-be-approved draft law includes provisions that grant the ministry judicial powers to indict telecom service-related operators and even everyday ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/telecom-law-grants-%E2%80%98police-powers%E2%80%99

Gov’t gives telecom firms time to digest new draft law

The ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) has postponed a two-day meeting with telecom firms to discuss a controversial draft law leaked to the Post last week, which details the government’s plan to assert control over the industry. A representative from one telecommunications provider who wished ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gov%E2%80%99t-gives-telecom-firms-time-digest-new-draft-law

Telecom law outrage

Cambodia’s telecom sector is outraged over a draft law handed down by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) on Wednesday, which details a government plan to assert control over the industry. In what is being labeled an “unprecedented, draconian” effort to nationalise the industry, the ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/telecom-law-outrage

ICT federation launched in Cambodia

The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Federation was inaugurated here on Thursday with an aim to advance Cambodia to a digital age, officials said. Speaking at the launching ceremony, Kan Chanmeta, secretary of state of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, said the federation would be ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=231571

Mobile network operators ordered to halt free SIM delivery, or face legal punishment

Authority has asked all mobile network operators in Cambodia to stop delivering free Sim Cards without getting a copy of identification card from their clients, warning that they would face legal action if they disobey the order. The warning was made during a meeting on Thursday ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=ZWE1NmIwNWIzMmN

E-Commerce Law goes ahead with WB funding

A draft law on e-commerce that would regulate electronic trade in Cambodia will arrive at the Council of Ministers in August, following revision by two other state institutions, officials at the Ministry of Commerce said Wednesday. Orm Dararith, director of the Ministry of Commerce’s legal department, ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/e-commerce-law-goes-ahead-with-wb-funding-60518/

Hong Kong's KeyBridge acquires 65 pct shares of Cambodian telecom firm

The KeyBridge International (Hong Kong) Investment Company has acquired 65 percent shares of a Cambodian telecommunications company EMAXX in an amount of 15 million U.S. dollars, officials of the two companies announced Wednesday. “EMAXX has converted from a family business into a joint venture,” Ai Min, ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-04/09/c_133249446.htm

Mobile users top 20 million, internet usage still rising

The number of mobile subscribers in Cambodia topped 20 million last year, surpassing the country’s population by about 5 million. Internet users also jumped, according to a report released Wednesday by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. The report fails to say how many Cambodians own ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/mobile-users-top-20-million-internet-usage-still-rising-55024/

Council of Ministers Nullifies Telecom Law

The Council of Ministers has nullified a 2009 law that set minimum prices on telephone calls, paving the way for regulators to reset the country’s telecommunications prices, which industry executives say are too high. The law, Prakas 232, which has been widely flouted, set a minimum ...

Hul Reaksmey and Joshua Wilwohl -
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/council-of-ministers-nullifies-telecom-law-49573/

Despite Ban, Operators Offer Bonuses

Two of the country’s largest mobile phone operators are again offering attractive deals on calls, despite the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia’s (TRC) recent order to mobile operators to follow the government’s minimum prices for calls and to scale back customer promotions. On Sunday, Smart, which is ...

Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/despite-ban-operators-offer-bonuses-49483/

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