Kingdom’s satellite project still under study

The Telecom Regulator of Cambodia yesterday said that the Kingdom’s plan to launch its first satellite is still being studied after the Defence Ministry denied media reports that it will be sent into space in 2021. TRC spokesman Im Vutha yesterday said that the project ...

Khuon Narim

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

Directive to mobile operators

The Telecom Regulator of Cambodia yesterday issued a directive to mobile operators to ensure they are transparent with automatic fees charged to customers after a spike in complaints.   ...

May Kunmakara

Telecom tax in pipeline

Future growth of telecom networks in rural Cambodia will be funded by a three percent tax on gross revenue for the country’s telecom operators, due to begin within the first half of 2017.​ Im Vutha, spokesperson for the Telecom Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) told Khmer Times ...

May Kunmakara

SIM card ownership down by nearly 12%

The number of mobile phone subscribers nationwide decreased by 11.5 per cent over the last year in what regulators are describing as a rebalancing after the market reached a saturation point, pushing well beyond 100 per cent penetration. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Mobile operators given new deadline to register SIM cards

Telecom companies have been given another extension to register all the SIM cards belonging to their subscribers after the three main mobile operators requested more time. ...

May Kunmakara

Cambodia regulator to cancel inactive telecom licenses

The Telecom Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) has urged 34 domestic telecom operators and ISPs to submit their business performance reports by end-November. The watchdog plans to ensure the companies comply with their licensing agreements, Khmer Times reports, citing Im Vutha, director of regulation at TRC. ...

Telecompaper News Staff

Watchdog eyes telecom, ISP licenses

The Telecom Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) has called on 34 telecom operators and Internet service providers (ISPs) to submit their business performance reports by the end of this month to ensure they are in compliance with their licensing agreements, officials said yesterday. ...

Sum Manet

TRC gives up revenue collection to ministry

The Kingdom’s telecom regulator announced this week that it would transfer telco operator revenues it traditionally receives to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications as part of government reforms on revenue collection. ...

Hor Kimsay

Mobile Phone Firms Threaten to Sue Mfone

Mobile phone operators Hello Axiata Co. Ltd. and Latelz Co. Ltd. are threatening to take legal action against the Thai-owned firm Mfone for allegedly refusing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars allegedly owed to them in interconnection fees. In a letter dated October 12 to ...

Cambodia's highly competitive mobile phone industry poised for change

The nation is awash with SIM cards, and that is indicative of an industry that, as most observers see it, is simply overcrowded. But [mobile phone] operators, despite their special promotions and a young population in love with phones, are finding themselves squeezed as margins ...

Future Telecommunications Regulator Will Face Challenges

A lack of proper regulations, unrealistic market data and a constant stream of disputes between Cambodia’s mobile operators will likely hinder the country’s future telecommunications regulator from effectively governing the sector, according to a leading research firm. Without the enactment of telecommunications law, which is currently ...

Telco regulator to launch

A regulator for Cambodia’s telecommunications industry is expected to launch next month with the hopes of putting in order a sector that has seen little regulation during its short history. Industry insiders have called the move positive but many questioned the body’s ability to rein in ...

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