Despite threats, unregistered sims still in service
Four months ago, Deputy National Police Commissioner Chhay Sinarith declared unregistered SIM cards a major threat to national security. They were a favored tool of terrorists, kidnappers and drug runners, he insisted, before accusing mobile operators that distribute them of toying with the safety of ...
Khy Sovuthy and Taylor O'Connell
Internet subscribers rose 30 pct last year
The number of internet subscribers in Cambodia increased significantly last year, reaching a total of 5.02 million by December 2014, up 30 per cent from the end of 2013. In 2014 there were 1.16 million new internet subscribers, joining the 3.86 million existing subscribers at the ...
State regulator warned Smart over luring qb subscribers
The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) last week warned mobile operator Smart that it could face legal action for attempting to lure customers away from rival operator qb, and ordered Smart to resolve the issue “immediately,” according to a letter from TRC to Smart’s CEO ...
Telcos to form association
Cambodia’s nine phone service operators plan to establish an independent body to debate issues within the industry, according to a statement yesterday from the Telecommunications Regulator of Cambodia (TRC). Forming the Association of Telecommunications Operators in Cambodia, or the ATC for short, was agreed upon in ...
Eddie Morton and May Kunmakara
New provider CooTel launches in Kingdom
Telecommunications company Xinwei (Cambodia) Telecom Co Ltd, operating under the CooTel brand, officially launched in Cambodia yesterday, being the first operator to offer 4G technology in the country, a company statement released yesterday said. “CooTel strongly believes it will be successful in entering the Cambodian market ...
Post Staff, P.8
Telecoms Regulator Calls For Price Meeting
The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) is calling all mobile phone operators to attend a meeting next week in order to reconsider the costs for within-and across-network calls, after disputes over bonus promotions in Cambodia’s crowded telecoms market. TRC director Mao Chakrya said that for the ...
Mobile Firms Agree to Stop Price Dumping
Cambodia’s nine mobile phone operators on Friday agreed to refrain from engaging in unfair competition by offering generous top-up bonuses aimed at increasing their market share, officials said. Mao Chakrya, director of the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC), said that all of the country’s operators agreed ...