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Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

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/

Smart, ministries offer scholarships

Smart Axiata in collaboration with the ministries of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), and Posts and Telecommunication (MPTC), signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday to “develop future talents and digital corporate leaders”. As part of this, 20 scholarships will be offered to ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/smart-ministries-offer-scholarships

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/

Three ministries watch internet from today to prevent ‘social chaos’

Three ministries have jointly warned the public that as of Thursday, they will act against social media users and websites found spreading “fake news disturbing social security and causing chaos, confusion and a loss of trust in the upcoming [July 29 national] elections”. Fake news ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-ministries-watch-internet-today-prevent-social-chaos

Cambodia Post launches e-payment, money transfer app

In a bid to modernise its offer of services, Cambodia Post, the state agency responsible for providing postal service in the Kingdom, on Friday unveiled a new application that enables electronic payments for a range of services as well as money transfers. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50499269/cambodia-post-launches-e-payment-money-transfer-app/

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

New system for managing civil servants

The Ministry of Public Function has cooperated with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications to establish a modernised civil servants management system for the Ministry of Health to manage its officials more efficiently. ...

Ministry announces yearly ICT prize of $27K

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications announced the opening of the fourth annual ICT Awards on Wednesday, calling for organisations to pitch products and vie for prizes worth $27,000. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-announces-yearly-ict-prize-27k

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

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

Cambodia blocks online access to shuttered Cambodia Daily

Cambodia’s government has ordered internet service providers to block online access to The Cambodia Daily newspaper, which closed last year amid a widespread crackdown on media and civil society groups criticizing Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party.​ ...

Richard Finney
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/access-02052018171458.html

Local SMEs are urged to digitise payments

Cambodian businesses need to adapt and digitise their financial operations if they want to remain competitive regionally and around the world, industry insiders said yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/local-smes-are-urged-digitise-payments

Malware vulnerability high in Kingdom, report notes

Cambodia is among the most vulnerable countries in Asia when it comes to viruses, spam, spyware and other cyberthreats, according to a recent report from Microsoft. ...

Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/malware-vulnerability-high-kingdom-report-notes

Push to connect rural areas

Telecommunication operators are being pushed to develop connecting telecommunication infrastructure to enable Information and Communication Technology (ICT) connectivity from urban to rural areas. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5080378/push-connect-rural-areas/

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/

Telecoms urged over additional charges

Cambodia’s telecom regulator has urged mobile phone network operators to be more transparent on the fees they charge subscribers on opt-in services and to ensure that users are not charged for services they have not requested. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/telecoms-urged-over-additional-charges

Directive to mobile operators

The Telecom Regulator of Cambodia yesterday issued a directive to mobile operators to ensure they are transparent with automatic fees charged to customers after a spike in complaints.   ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39840/directive-to-mobile-operators/

TRC: Ensure mobile networks OK

The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia yesterday urged all mobile operators to ensure that their services remain uninterrupted throughout the remainder of the commune election campaign period and during this weekend’s polling. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38894/trc--ensure-mobile-networks-ok/

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