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. ...
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, ...
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 ...
Construction on submarine cable yet to begin
Web surfers and social-media addicts will have to hold out longer in the wait for Cambodia to boost its internet speeds, as construction on the Kingdom’s first submarine internet cable is behind schedule. Paul Blanche-Horgan, CEO of Ezecom, Cambodia’s largest internet provider, confirmed yesterday that the ...
Ezecom CEO made ‘oknha’
Paul Blanche-Horgan, the CEO of internet service provider Ezecom, will now be known as Oknha Paul Blanche-Horgan, making him one of the few Westerners to receive the prestigious and sought-after Cambodian title. Awarded by King Norodom Sihanomi in mid-November, the new status brings Blanche-Horgan, who has ...
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Cambodia, M'sia sign $80 mln agreement for telecom improvement in Cambodia
EZECOM and Telekom Malaysia has [sic] signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Tuesday to install a submerged cable system called the Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand Cable System (MCT). A statement reported that Cambodia’s leading Internet service Telcotech Ltd — a part of Ezecom — will sign the MOU with ...
Too many players vie in Kingdom’s ISP industry
Like the telecommunications industry in Cambodia, the market for internet service providers (ISP), too, is overcrowded, leading industry experts to say that the situation is preventing new investment. Data from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications showed that at the end of 2012, Cambodia had ...
EZECOM and Thai partner interconnect
Thai telecommunications network provider United Information Highway (UIH) and Cambodian internet service provider EZECOM said they established an interconnect agreement last month to offer improved service to customers conducting business with neighbouring countries. “We have UIH as a partner for our connection to Thailand; the connection ...
Local ISP claims licence overlap is causing losses
At least one internet service provider in Cambodia still claims to have overlapping frequencies, which means losses for the affected company MekongNet. The company’s chief executive, Sok Channda, reported that the internet service provider can’t use the frequencies that were supposed to cover the WiMAX service, ...
Fixed-line internet providers see growth
Despite the spread of web-enabled smartphones and tablets in Cambodia, internet service providers expected the number of fixed-line applications to grow, two industry insiders said yesterday. “With the advent of tablets and faster smartphones, it’s inevitable that people will use their devices more and more for ...
Cambodia's e-commerce struggles amid potential
It was only in July this year when German-owned internet start-up incubator Rocket Internet launched shop.com.kh in Cambodia, an online retail store selling electronics such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets. Rocket Internet Cambodia co-founder Karl Seilern told the Post in July that the country’s growth ...
Companies aim to be socially minded
Four companies in Cambodia — EZECOM, Manulife Cambodia, Angkor Gold and Unilever — have demonstrated their commitment to corporate social responsibility this month by giving support to schools, a hospital and sustainable living. CSR Asia, the leading provider of information, training, research and consultancy services on ...
City Hall Installs More Cameras To Monitor Congestion
Phnom Penh City Hall has installed five new surveillance cameras at major intersections around the city in order to help traffic police monitor increasingly congested roads, police and an official at an Internet service provider (ISP) said this week. Paul Blanche-Horgan, CEO of ISP Ezecom—the firm which set up the ...
ICT growth continues
The expansion of Cambodia’s information and communications technology sector was highlighted at the ICT Expo on Diamond Island yesterday, as the sector’s bellwether companies continue to eye the Kingdom. Sony Corp, which took part in the eighth annual expo for the first time this year, set ...