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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/

Civil Society groups turning to crowdfunding

In a bid to raise more money from within the country, civil society organizations are planning to launch a platform in November that will use crowdfunding via mobile phone credit to fund projects ranging from IT development to the arts. ...

Anthony Jensen
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/civil-society-groups-turning-to-crowdfunding-93061/https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/civil-society-groups-turning-to-crowdfunding-93061/

Ministry plans to drag schools into digital era

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport is plunging public schools into the digital age with a new interactive technology plan fit with bells, whistles and 3G applications, light-years ahead of its mostly dirt-floor school houses. The five-year, $1.3 million project, developed and funded by Cellcard, ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-plans-drag-schools-digital-era

Telecoms unconsulted on cyberlaw provisions

Telecommunications companies say they are being left in the dark on the controversial draft law on cybercrime, despite provisions in the proposed law allowing prosecutors to order internet service providers to preserve data for them as part of criminal investigations. Three large telecom firms providing internet ...

Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/telecoms-unconsulted-cyberlaw-provisions

Royal Group denies report that Cellcard seeks investor

Royal Group executives, owners of Cambodia’s leading mobile phone operator Cellcard, vigorously denied the veracity of a London-based media report on Friday that claimed the phone company is looking for investors and wants to sell off its telecommunications towers because it is unable to raise ...

Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/royal-group-denies-report-that-cellcard-seeks-investor-53741/

Cellcard advert questioned

The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) is calling out telecommunications firm Mobitel over a TV ad that shows a young Cambodian man who is shocked and dismayed when he meets, on a blind date, what appears to be a transgender woman. Lasting about 60 seconds, ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cellcard-advert-questioned

Despite Ban, Operators Offer Bonuses

Two of the country’s largest mobile phone operators are again offering attractive deals on calls, despite the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia’s (TRC) recent order to mobile operators to follow the government’s minimum prices for calls and to scale back customer promotions. On Sunday, Smart, which is ...

Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/despite-ban-operators-offer-bonuses-49483/

Resurgent mobile deals could hurt margins, analysts say

‘Top up $2 and get 30 free minutes daily for 20 days. Top up $5 and expand the same offer for a month. And, for a $10 recharge, that half-an-hour freebie lasts 50 days.” Mobile operator Beeline, which announced the promotion in August, called it “another ...

Anne Renzenbrink
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/resurgent-mobile-deals-could-hurt-margins-analysts-say

Mfone transfer questioned

Although Mfone subscribers are due to transfer their accounts to Mobitel today, the Post has learned that telco provider Huawei Technologies (Cambodia) is still waiting for a court to rule on the legality of the transaction. Huawei’s lawyer, Kuoy Thunna, filed a letter late last month ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020661207/Business/mfone-transfer-questioned.html

Cellcard's COO Kay Lot resigns

One of Cambodia’s primary telecommunications companies, Cellcard, announced yesterday that longtime Chief Operating Officer Kay Lot has resigned. The departure of Kay Lot follows the departure of CEO David Spriggs who resigned his position about two months ago. Telecommunications industry insiders say the otherwise healthy and profitable ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090758552/Business/cellcards-coo-kay-lot-resigns.html

Telcos still vie for subscribers

The battle for subscriber numbers rages on in the still-clustered Cambodian mobile market. Smart Mobile this week announced it passed the 3 million-subscriber mark, which would make it Cambodia’s second-largest operator by subscriber numbers after Vietnam’s Metfone. Numbers obtained by the Post showed Cellcard with a consecutive ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061456789/Business/telcos-still-vie-for-subscribers.html

Beer makers binge on ads

Whether it is dancing pop stars or plays on national pride, dramatically increasing budgets for beer advertising took Cambodia’s TV sets and public spaces by storm in 2011. Beer advertising surged 164 per cent year-on-year in 2011, according to data from Indochina Research Ltd, making it ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012011753964/Business/beer-makers-binge-on-ad-spend.html

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