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/

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

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/

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

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/

Metfone operator plans for big foreign revenue

Viettel Group, the Vietnamese military-owned operator of Cambodian mobile operator Metfone, expects to pull in $1.4 billion in revenue this year from overseas investments, Vietnamese state-owned media reported yesterday. ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/metfone-operator-plans-big-foreign-revenue

First Khmer Rouge history mobile app released on Android

The first mobile app offering a comprehensive and interactive history of the Khmer Rouge, created in the hopes of ending a “collective denial” about some of the atrocities committed by the Pol Pot regime, went live on Tuesday. ...

George Wright
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/first-khmer-rouge-history-mobile-app-released-on-android-132885/

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

BigPhone now in Cambodia

Mobile World Investment (MWG), one of the largest mobile phone and electronics distribution chains in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, has opened its first overseas store in Cambodia. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39837/pigphone-now-in-cambodia/

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/

Smart posts Q1 growth despite stiff competition

Cambodian telecom Smart Axiata retained healthy growth in the first quarter, with revenue rising 17 percent year-on-year to 318,000,000 ringgit ($74.5 million), fuelled by data monetisation and effective cost management despite aggressive price competition by other telecommunication players, according to financials released by Malaysian parent ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/smart-posts-q1-growth-despite-stiff-competition

Axiata sells 10% stake in Cambodia’s Smart

Axiata Group sold a 10 percent stake of its Cambodian subsidiary Smart Axiata to Japanese group Mitsui Co Ltd to form a strategic partnership and further the firm’s activity in the Kingdom, according to a company release on Friday. ...

Matthieu de Gaudemar
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/axiata-sells-10-stake-cambodias-smart

TRC curbs phone service offers

A new deadline has been set for mobile operators Cellcard, Smart and Metfone to stop their promotional money exchange program by March 30, according to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36631/trc-curbs-phone-service-offers/

SIM card sellers face crackdown

National Police officials have promised tough action against those who sell SIM cards without copying buyers’ national identity cards, saying the practice may have a dangerous impact on society. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35713/sim-card-sellers-face-crackdown/

Phone regulator issues ultimatum

The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) issued a second directive on Wednesday to all mobile phone operators in the country instructing them to stop placing misleading advertisements in the media that could cause public confusion. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35556/phone-regulator-issues-ultimatum/

Telcos called to pay debts

Frustrated with the lack of compliance, the government has given the Kingdom’s mobile operators an ultimatum: declare their company revenue shares and settle all outstanding debts owed to the government by the end of the month or face swift and severe punitive action. ...

Kali Kotoski and Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/telcos-called-pay-debts

Regulator gears up for mobile pricing showdown

Cambodia’s telecommunications regulator yesterday stepped up efforts to avert a brewing price war between the country’s six mobile network operators, ordering the companies to submit profitability statements within the next 10 days and summoning all operators to a meeting at the end of the month ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/regulator-gears-mobile-pricing-showdown

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

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