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Facebook safe: government

Although some of its users have made a habit of posting content critical of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, Facebook will be not be banned or restricted in any way, Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith said on Saturday. Just days after Metfone customers were not able ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/facebook-safe-government

Social media shows election day muscle

Illustrating a rapidly changing information network in Cambodia, social media played a major role yesterday, as images and videos that appeared to depict fraudulent election activity went viral on Facebook and Twitter. Videos of voters washing off the supposedly indelible security ink used to identify those ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/social-media-shows-election-day-muscle

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 ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=YTk2YmQxNDJlNDR#sthash.kqq3epeo.dpuf

Ambition Trumps Reality in Investment Figures

Since 2008, a whopping $28 billion worth of investments has been pledged by local and international firms looking to set up lux­ury hotels, a new airport and even Cam­­bo­dia’s first horse racing venue. But a closer look at the list of in­vestments approved by the Cam­bodian ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/ambition-trumps-reality-in-investment-figures-9387/

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, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/Business/local-isp-claims-licence-overlap-is-causing-losses.html

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 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013010760646/Business/fixed-line-internet-providers-see-growth.html

Gov's to Lay More than 400 Km of Fiber-Optic Cable

With a loan from Japan, the government will begin laying more than 400 km of fiber-optic cable early next year to connect Phnom Penh with five provinces, the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPTC) said yesterday. Telecommunication Minister So Khun said the cable-which will connect Phnom Penh with ...

Number of Internet Users More Than Doubled Last Year

The number of Internet users in Cambodia more than doubled last year, but the country still has the third-lowest Internet penetration rate in the region, according to recent statistics released by the World Bank. Internet users jumped from 178,142 in 2010 to 443,461 in 2011-reaching about ...

Telecommunications Regulatory Body Launched

With a proposed telecommunications law yet to be approved, the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications yesterday launched the Telcom Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) to handle disputes between mobile phone companies and Internet providers, although officials admitted that the body will have limited powers. .. But unless ...

Cambodia: Mandatory Internet Surveillance Cameras

The Cambodian government is enforcing a circular drafted earlier this year which requires internet cafes to set up surveillance cameras and to register callers. Based on an unofficial translation made by Jinja, the government said the circular was made in response to the rising number ...

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/09/09/cambodia-mandatory-internet-surveillance-cameras/

UNITEL's data roaming services cover Cambodia and Mauritius

The Angolan mobile company of UNITEL expanded its data roaming services to Cambodia and Mauritius, through accords established with the operators of Orange and Latelz. According to a press note from UNITEL that reached Angop on Monday, with these partnerships, UNITEL is enabling for its customers ...

http://www.portalangop.co.ao/motix/en_us/noticias/ciencia-e-tecnologia/2012/8/36/UNITEL-data-roaming-services-cover-Cambodia-and-Mauritius,1d076de2-cf1e-45ae-ab54-f36d90483a83.html

Cambodia steps up Internet surveillance

As Burma loosens its grip on the media, Cambodia has begun to rank high among the countries repressing internet and telephone freedom in the name of national security, safety and social order. It is still not comparable to China or Vietnam, but Cambodia is moving ...

http://asiancorrespondent.com/88383/cambodia-internet-circular-surveillance-radio/

Global Media Conference Yields Ideas for Cambodian Internet

Keo Kounila is Cambodian blogger who recently attend the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany. After meeting amid some 1,500 participants, she told VOA Khmer she had garnered new ideas to help develop Cambodia, including organizing seminars to help university students make better use ...

http://www.voanews.com/khmer-english/news/Global-Media-Conference-Yields-Ideas-for-Cambodian-Internet-160691415.html

Microsoft's Super Wi-Fi could change game

A technology called “Super Wi-Fi” that uses the frequency spectrum between television channels called “white spaces” could be a game-changing force in how people connect to the internet, especially in places like Cambodia. The technology, which requires specialised equipment costing about US$2,000 for a base station ...

Mobile dating finds Cambodia

A new mobile dating and networking service called Chibi, designed to be used by even rural Cambodians, has made an agreement with Smart Mobile to enable anyone with a mobile phone to inexpensively meet and send messages to potential love interests. Australian David Wilkie and his ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061456788/Business/mobile-dating-finds-cambodia.html

Rated X for content: TEDxPP

The grand finale at Phnom Penh’s much-ballyhooed TEDx event on Saturday was intended to send a message. Several activists, among them Loun Savath and the son of the late Chut Wutty, would stand before an audience of 600 and read accounts of violent land disputes. Images from ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061156729/National-news/rated-x-for-content.html

Cambodian Start-up Competes With India in Natural Hair Market

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — For an Internet start-up, Arjuni faces more challenges than usual. The e-commerce site that sells hair extensions operates out of a five-story building here that lacks elevators and, sometimes, power. Employees typically have to travel to remote villages by motorbike or foot ...

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/05/28/in-cambodia-a-start-up-uses-the-internet-to-sell-hair/

Cambodia's Internet penetration more than doubles

Cambodia’s Internet penetration more than doubled to 3.1 per cent of the population in 2011, up from 1.3 per cent a year earlier, according to the Internet World Stats website. The country had 449,160 Internet users at the end of last year and 491,480 Facebook users ...

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/opinion/Cambodias-Internet-penetration-more-than-doubles-30181414.html

Interior Ministry Tightens Security After Telecom Crimes

The Ministry of Interior, jointly with the Ministry of Telecommunications has issued an inter-ministerial directive that requires telecom service providers to strictly check the identity information of their subscribers and users to take part in eliminating telecommunication crimes after the criminals used this high technology to kidnap and committed the serious crimes and difficulties of seeking ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com

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