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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 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013040464879/Business/too-many-players-vie-in-kingdom-s-isp-industry.html

Beeline In Negotiations with Potential Buyer

VimpelCom, the parent company of local mobile operator Beeline, is looking to sell the majority share of its Cambodian assets and has entered into negations with a possible buyer, according to a document obtained yesterday. “VimpelCom intends to dispose its entire indirect 90.0 percent stake in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/beeline-in-negotiations-with-potential-buyer-16275/

As Liquidation of Mfone Begins, Victims and Lawsuits Abound

As insolvency proceedings against bankrupt telecommunications firm Mfone begin, yet another company, Smart Mobile, has filed a court complaint to collect unpaid costs from the mobile operator, and the list of parties to have suffered from the firm’s collapse continue to grow. The Phnom Penh Municipal ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Investment options for Cambodian telcos

With Myanmar’s telecom industry showing signs of gradually opening, operators in Cambodia’s overcrowded telecom market see opportunities for potential investment. But in stride with the market’s latent potential come challenges, industry experts say, and lessons learned locally need to be applied overseas. “Myanmar remains one of the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013022061463/Business/investment-options-for-cambodian-telcos.html

Firm to File Criminal Complaint Against Mfone

Norwegian energy firm Eltek Valere will file a criminal complaint today against mobile phone operator Mfone over an agreement that was signed last week to shift Mfone’s existing subscribers to MobiTel, according to a lawyer representing Eltek. The decision by the Thai-owned mobile operator Mfone to ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Telecom Minister Wants Mobile Firms to Merge

Telecommunications Minister So Khun said yesterday that more mergers and acquisitions should take place between Cambodia’s mobile operators in order to ease the ruthless competition currently seen in the market. ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Axiata rating not affected by Hello merger with Smart

Standard & Poor’s said Friday that its rating and outlook on Malaysia’s Axiata Group Bhd was not affected by its acquisition of Latelz Co Ltd. “We do not expect the acquisition to significantly affect Axiata’s operating and financial performances,” the international rating agency said in a ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=OWRiMmE2MmM3MWU4YTA5ZDM0YjM5MzkzZTY2YjYw

Hello Mobile Posts 27% Growth in Q1 Revenues

Malaysia-based telecommunications firm Axiata Group said yesterday that revenues at its Hello mobile phone operator in Cambodia grew by 27.3 percent to $2.21 million at the end of the first quarter, compared to the same period in 2011. ...

Mobile market still growing

Cambodian mobile operators added more than 1 million new subscribers between May and July, with Smart Mobile seeing the largest percentage increase for the period, according to Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications figures obtained by the Post. Marc Einstein, a Tokyo-based analyst at research and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011090751483/Business/mobile-market-still-growing.html

Tariffs May Prompt Thaicom Move

Steep price cuts by mobile operator Hello may prompt Thaicom to sell its majority stake in Mfone, according to investment firm Cambodia Capital. Cambodia Capital claims Hello’s drop in the tariffs it charges customers this year has heavily impacted Mfone’s operations, as well as those ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011081951137/Business/tariffs-may-prompt-thaicom-move.html

‘Price Dumping’ in Telecoms Market Still Persists

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications implemented a law preventing mobile phone service providers from selling at less than cost over a year and a half ago, though the companies are still lowering their tariffs in an effort to remain competitive in the highly saturated ...

Mfone’s pricing plan draws controversy

The launch of Mfone’s new unlimited calling plan has drawn criticism from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications. It is said that the price scheme contravenes Cambodia’s minimum pricing rules introduce in 2009. Hello, another mobile phone provider, has already introduced an unlimited calling plan ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011071950472/Business/mfones-pricing-plan-draws-controversy.html

Online launch voice

Internet service provider Online is aiming to compete in the voice call market with its latest product, TalkMobile, a Skype-like application for handsets. Customers buy US$2 a month in credit to use the internet-based TalkMobile, and then pay prices ranging from about 6 cents a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070450152/Business/online-launch-voice.html

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