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China Unicom enters Cambodia

China Unicom, the country’s largest telecoms operator, has expanded into Cambodia to build optical telecommunication pathways in the Kingdom as part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Hong Kong-listed company officially opened its China Unicom (Cambodia) subsidiary on Monday to become the latest industry ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-unicom-enters-cambodia

Royal Group and Fusionex Group sign MOA to power up Smart Trade Facilitation in Cambodia

The Royal group, Cambodia’s leading conglomerate and Fusionex Group, one of the largest multi award-winning and the leading data technology group in the region, signed a memorandum of agreement where both groups will cooperate in the area of Smart Trade Facilitation in Cambodia. This cooperation ...

The Phnom Penh Post staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/royal-group-and-fusionex-group-sign-moa-power-smart-trade-facilitation-cambodia

Voice of America planning to discuss buying air-time

Voice of America (VOA) has contacted Beehive Radio FM 105 and Radio FM 102 to discuss buying air-time to broadcast again, they said. VOA had recently received approval from the Minister of Information to go on air. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/voice-america-planning-discuss-buying-air-time

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/

Kingdom aiming for direct internet access

Cambodia is aiming to no longer rely on Vietnam and Thailand for bandwidth and access to the international internet gateway. Prime Minister Hun Sen during a cabinet meeting on Friday told Post and Telecommunication Ministry officials to look into how the Kingdom can have its own ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50654936/kingdom-aiming-for-direct-internet-access/

AIIB provides CFOCN $75M loan for fibre optic network

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which is a Chinese initiative, has provided its first loan of $75 million to Cambodia Fiber Optic Communication Network Co Ltd (CFOCN) to improve the Kingdom’s internet speed and quality, an AIIB statement said. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/aiib-provides-cfocn-75m-loan-fibre-optic-network

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

Cambodia’s cyberbullied children

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has released the results of a five-week poll involving one million young people and suggestions from a series of student-led #ENDviolence Youth Talks. Among the findings from the poll and youth talks was that 85.7 percent of young ...

Sheith Khidhir
https://theaseanpost.com/article/cambodias-cyberbullied-children

Unicef calls for ‘concrete action’ on online bullying in Cambodia

The UN Children’s Agency has called for a new policy to protect Cambodian children from bullying. In a statement released to coincide with Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, Unicef said young people between the ages of 15 and 25 years olds were particularly at risk. Natascha ...

Kann Vicheika
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/unicef-calls-for-concrete-action-on-online-bullying-in-cambodia/4775248.html

Internet users rise as network coverage expands

There has been a spike in the number of internet connections in the Kingdom, with nearly two million new subscribers registered in the first half of 2018, an official with the Telecommunication Regulator Cambodia said yesterday. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50514827/internet-users-rise-as-network-coverage-expands/

Free Wi-Fi boost for buses

Public buses in Phnom Penh are to get free Wi-Fi in the pilot phase of an operation to increase convenience for passengers. Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority, which operates the buses, says it will cooperate with the Space Media company to install Wi-Fi routers for ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50513321/free-wi-fi-boost-for-buses/

Reducing the digital divide with free Wi-Fi at schools

Telecom Cambodia aims to enhance access to the internet for students across the nation with a recently launched programme that seeks to equip high schools in the provinces with modern equipment, including free Wi-Fi. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50508863/reducing-the-digital-divide-with-free-wi-fi-at-schools/

Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministrys-plan-net-sparks-fears

Cambodia telecom companies urged to pay overdue regulatory fees

The government has issued a new warning to telecommunications companies that have yet to deliver outstanding payments to the Kingdom’s ministries, giving regulators until the end of the month to settle their debts. ...

Hor Kimsay and Robin Spiess
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-telecom-companies-urged-pay-overdue-regulatory-fees

Ministry seeks help of ICT sector to end hacks

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications is calling for the cooperation of all stakeholders in the ICT sector to solve a vulnerability in mobile phone networks that has led to a rise in the number of hacks in the kingdom. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50113853/ministry-seeks-help-of-ict-sector-to-end-hacks/

Hacks a ‘wakeup call’ to telecom security weaknesses: gov’t

Telecommunications officials have raised the possibility that a series of hacks against government officials and ministries could have been so-called SS7 attacks, a recently discovered hacking method that involves taking over a person’s cellphone number. At a meeting with local cell companies on Tuesday, officials ...

Hor Kimsay and Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hacks-wakeup-call-telecom-security-weaknesses-govt

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/

Banteay Meanchey gets free TV

The tower in the provincial capital of Sisophon will provide – for the first time in the province – free national public programming such as local and national news broadcasts, according to Sek Sokhum, the province’s information department director. Previously, those hoping to watch TV ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteay-meanchey-gets-free-tv

Payments lagging as deadline for telecom fees approaches

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has collected less than one-third of a set of annual fees owed to it by telecommunications companies by the end of this month, with more than 80 percent of the fees so far coming from a single provider. ...

Hor Kimsay and Brendan O’Byrne
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/payments-lagging-deadline-telecom-fees-approaches

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

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