Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

Rights groups warn of tough Telecoms law

Local rights groups have raised major concerns about Cambodia’s sweeping new Telecommunications Law, which gives the government virtually unchecked spying powers and criminalizes any electronic communication deemed to cause “national insecurity.” ...

Zsombor Peter and Anthony Jensen
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/rights-groups-warn-of-tough-telecoms-law-109837/

Third undersea cable to plug kingdom into data fast lane

The government has contracted the private sector to build a third submarine communications cable linking Cambodia to a major international telecommunications artery in a bid to significantly increase internet speed while helping to bring down prices. ...

Sor Chandara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/third-undersea-cable-plug-kingdom-data-fast-lane

SIM sales stagnate as internet use soars

Mobile SIM card sales slowed to a crawl in 2015 while the number of new subscribers using mobile internet services leaped by 30 per cent, according to a Ministry of Telecommunications factsheet. ...

Sor Chandara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sim-sales-stagnate-internet-use-soars

Smart moves on tech education

Telecom operator Smart Axiata Co. Ltd. and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding that will see Smart donate more than $320,000 to build a facility for students at the National Institute of Post, Telecom & ICT (NIPTICT). ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21597/smart-moves-on-tech-education/

Postal service delivers new partner

Kerry Express, a subsidiary of WorldBridge International (Cambodia), yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)  with  state-owned Cambodia Post to expand delivery services in the Kingdom, executives and officials said after signing the MoU yesterday. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21220/postal-service-delivers-new-partner/

Online crime ring raid nets ‘23’ Koreans

Police working with Ministry of Post and Telecommunications officials yesterday arrested more than 20 South Korean nationals allegedly running an illegal telecom operation, an officer said yesterday, though an embassy representative said the bust related to online gambling.   ...

Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/online-crime-ring-raid-nets-23-koreans

Telecom law opens door for investment: official

The new Telecom Law recently approved by the Senate will open the sector for more investment as the government moves to ensure infrastructure for telecom services is provided nationwide by 2020, a senior official told a regional telecom forum yesterday.  ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/18475/telecom-law-opens-door-for-investment--official/

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/

Cambodia regulator to cancel inactive telecom licenses

The Telecom Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) has urged 34 domestic telecom operators and ISPs to submit their business performance reports by end-November. The watchdog plans to ensure the companies comply with their licensing agreements, Khmer Times reports, citing Im Vutha, director of regulation at TRC. ...

Telecompaper News Staff
http://www.telecompaper.com/news/cambodia-regulator-to-cancel-inactive-telecom-licenses--1114622

Officials firm on deadline for sim card registration

The deadline for the country’s five mobile operators to ensure all their subscribers are registered by National ID cards or other legal documents is December 22, officials said yesterday.  ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/17633/officials-firm-on-deadline-for-sim-card-registration/

Ten Koreans jailed for hacking ministry of posts

Ten South Korean nationals—five men and five women—were sentenced to one year in prison Wednesday for hacking into the digital infrastructure of the Posts and Telecommunications Ministry and attempting to set up a racket in Phnom Penh to extort money from people in their home ...

Ouch Sony and Matt Blomberg
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ten-koreans-jailed-for-hacking-ministry-of-posts-92658/

NBTC signs MoU with Cambodia regulator

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia. The deal involves information exchange and collaboration in many aspects. The move also aims to further strengthen ties between the telecom regulators. ...

The Nation News Staff
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/NBTC-SIGNS-MOU-WITH-CAMBODIA-REGULATOR-30267325.html

Cambodia hails Chinese firm for helping develop telecom industry

Cambodian Minister of Post and Telecommunications Prak Sokhonn on Sunday praised Chinese-owned Southeast Asia Telecom (Cambodia), or SEATEL, for investing a huge amount of capital in the development of 4G services in Cambodia. ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/article/6634478/2015/08/23/cambodia-hails-chinese-firm-helping-develop-telecom-industry

Cambodia seeing e-commerce grow due to more access to Internet

Investors have turned their eyes to the e-commerce sector in Cambodia as more people in the Southeast Asian nation have access to the Internet, businessmen and commerce officials say.​ ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-08/09/c_134496329.htm

E-commerce surges in Cambodia

As Internet use spreads across Cambodia, e-commerce outlets are mushrooming. Some are online shopping centers like MAIO Mall, which offers a plethora of functions, including lending and booking services. Others, like Shop168, link brick-and-mortar stores with customers via web portal and delivery services. Others, like Mall ...

Un Raksmey and Igor Kossov
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/13987/e-commerce-surges-in-cambodia/

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

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