Investors start to see potential returns in Cambodian Startups

Lack of trust from investors has so far limited the growth potential of the growing number of Cambodian technology startups. Five-year old Khmerload, a Cambodian entertainment news website modeled after the American media giant Buzzfeed, has become one of the country’s first local tech startups ...

Sophat Soeung and Neou Vannarin
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/investors-start-to-see-potential-returns-in-cambodian-startups/3804195.html

$5 mil Smart fund launched for start-ups

Smart Axiata, Cambodia’s leading telecommunications company, yesterday launched a $5 million venture capital fund for digital service companies and start-ups in the country. The Smart Axiata Digital Innovation Fund aims to meet demands for cash and expertise as the number of Cambodian digital entrepreneurs increases rapidly. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37001/-5-mil--smart-fund-launched-for-start-ups/

First submarine cable launched

Cambodia’s first submarine telecoms cable, costing $100 million, that will strengthen existing internet capacity and greatly increase connectivity speed at lower cost, was officially launched yesterday. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36511/first-submarine-cable-launched/

Encryption aid deal inked

Vietnam inked a deal with Cambodia on Friday to provide more than half a million dollars’ worth of training in encryption coding, prompting some to question the wisdom of accepting foreign help to protect state secrets. ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/encryption-aid-deal-inked

PM wants fast data satellite

Cambodia should have its own satellite to make high-speed broadband available to all, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday. The prime minister also proposed that the Royal Group, a local conglomerate, partner with other  companies to make the Kingdom’s satellite dream a reality. Addressing about 600 ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33238/pm-wants-fast-data-satellite/

Internet freedom ranking slips

Cambodia fell four spots in a 2016 ranking of internet freedom across the world released yesterday, with the organization behind it tying the drop to a spate of arrests for nothing more than Facebook posts and a much-maligned telecommunications law that critics say gives the ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/32011/internet-freedom-ranking-slips/

Spectrum licences up for grabs

The government announced yesterday that it will hold its first public auction for 4G spectrum frequencies, with two licences up for bid on frequencies reassigned after their original licence-holders failed to utilise them. ...

Kali Kotoski and Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/spectrum-licences-grabs

Cheaper internet next year

A new submarine telecoms cable due for completion in early 2017 will strengthen existing internet networks, increase capacity and lower costs, according to the company installing the cable. Yves Shaeffer, CEO of EZECOM, which owns Telcotech that is installing the Malaysia-Cambodia and Thailand (MCT) submarine cable, ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31246/cheaper-internet-next-year/

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

More investors plug in to Kingdom’s online growth

Cambodia’s fixed-line internet services market continues to attract new players despite limited infrastructure and a crowded playing field, new data show. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/more-investors-plug-kingdoms-online-growth

US to train Cambodian government on combating cybercrime

The United States has invited senior Cambodian officials to learn about cybercrime from U.S. experts. Numerous countries and nongovernmental organizations have expressed concern in recent years over the drafting of a Cambodian cybercrime law, which critics say could be used to restrict freedom of expression and ...

Phorn Bopha
http://www.voanews.com/content/united-states-train-cambodian-government-combat-cybercrime/3396048.html

Hope for solving community-level problems as ICT reshapes life in Cambodia

Just ten years ago, Cambodians relied on dingy, storefront Internet businesses if they wanted to get online. Computers were old, power cuts were frequent, and overhead fans creaked along in a failing attempt to keep customers cool as they paid per minute to “surf” the ...

Aun Chhengpor
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/hope-for-solving-community-level-problems-as-ict-reshapes-life-in-cambodia/3360641.html

Prime minister's website hacked

Prime Minister Hun Sen has threatened to use the full force of the law against the hackers who attacked his website early on Saturday morning. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24690/prime-minister-s-website-hacked/

‘Cyber PM’ calls for swifter wi-fi at airports

Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has recently found an outlet for his charming side in cyber space, called for swifter wi-fi at Phnom Penh International Airport yesterday while inaugurating the expansion of its terminal. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22878/---cyber-pm----calls-for-swifter-wi-fi-at-airports/

Village-based internet pilot project launched in Kampong Cham

A community-based Internet provider called NerveNet has been launched in Kampong Cham province’s Chheng Prey district, about 100 kilometers east of Phnom Penh. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22616/village-based-internet-pilot-project-launched-in-kampong-cham/

Slew of websites hacked

A group of online hackers calling themselves Cyber TeamRox have breached several local websites over the past two days, including those of the Cambodian Navy, AEON Microfinance and Build Bright University. Defence Ministry spokesman Chhum Socheath confirmed yesterday that the hackers had been able to ...

Mech Dara and Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/slew-websites-hacked

Cambodia has 6.27 mln internet users by last year

Cambodia reported 6.27 million internet users in 2015, a 25 percent rise from 5 million users in the year before, according to the figures of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications on Thursday. ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/article/6716027/2016/01/07/cambodia-has-627-mln-internet-users-last-year

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

Youth forum discusses ‘responsible’ social media use

More than 100 young people gathered yesterday in Phnom Penh to discuss the benefits and pitfalls of social media in Cambodia.At the youth forum, which focused on “Politics in the Digital Age”, youths, monks, politicians and NGO leaders spoke about the increasing importance of social ...

Lay Samean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youth-forum-discusses-responsible-social-media-use

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

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