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Internet subscribers in Cambodia grows 20 percent to 16.1 million in 2019

About 16.1 million people in Cambodia have subscribed to the Internet by 2019, up 20 percent compared to the year before, a spokesman for the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) said here on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698943/internet-subscribers-in-cambodia-grows-20-percent-to-16-1-million-in-2019

AIIB provides CFOCN $75M loan for fibre optic network

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which is a Chinese initiative, has provided its first loan of $75 million to Cambodia Fiber Optic Communication Network Co Ltd (CFOCN) to improve the Kingdom’s internet speed and quality, an AIIB statement said. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/aiib-provides-cfocn-75m-loan-fibre-optic-network

The number of mobile connections drops slightly

The number of mobile connections in Cambodia has decreased slightly, from 19.91 million in 2016 to 18.57 million in 2017, a figure that is still higher than the country’s total population. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50109449/number-mobile-connections-drops-slightly/

Telecoms urged over additional charges

Cambodia’s telecom regulator has urged mobile phone network operators to be more transparent on the fees they charge subscribers on opt-in services and to ensure that users are not charged for services they have not requested. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/telecoms-urged-over-additional-charges

TRC: Ensure mobile networks OK

The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia yesterday urged all mobile operators to ensure that their services remain uninterrupted throughout the remainder of the commune election campaign period and during this weekend’s polling. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38894/trc--ensure-mobile-networks-ok/

TRC curbs phone service offers

A new deadline has been set for mobile operators Cellcard, Smart and Metfone to stop their promotional money exchange program by March 30, according to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36631/trc-curbs-phone-service-offers/

Phone regulator issues ultimatum

The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) issued a second directive on Wednesday to all mobile phone operators in the country instructing them to stop placing misleading advertisements in the media that could cause public confusion. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35556/phone-regulator-issues-ultimatum/

Regulator gears up for mobile pricing showdown

Cambodia’s telecommunications regulator yesterday stepped up efforts to avert a brewing price war between the country’s six mobile network operators, ordering the companies to submit profitability statements within the next 10 days and summoning all operators to a meeting at the end of the month ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/regulator-gears-mobile-pricing-showdown

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, ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31246/cheaper-internet-next-year/

Walkie-Talkie licenses required

The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) warned last week that it would take legal action over people selling, repairing and using walkie-talkies without permission and in dangerous ways, such as using frequencies reserved for officials. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30812/walkie-talkie-licenses-required/

More investors plug in to Kingdom’s online growth

Cambodia’s fixed-line internet services market continues to attract new players despite limited infrastructure and a crowded playing field, new data show. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/more-investors-plug-kingdoms-online-growth

Cambodia welcomes regional SIM proposal

The government is considering a proposal for telecommunications regulators in Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar to jointly enforce mobile phone SIM card registration in an effort to prevent cross-border fraud and drug trafficking, among other illegal activities. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-welcomes-regional-sim-proposal

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/despite-threats-unregistered-sims-still-in-service-106516/

Regulator revokes 29 licences for web firms

Cambodia’s telecom regulator has de-recognised 29 internet and voice-over internet protocol (VOIP) providers in the Kingdom, for failing to provide documentation to prove their active status, according to an official from the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC). ...

Sor Chandara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/regulator-revokes-29-licences-web-firms

Telecom law opens door for investment: official

The new Telecom Law recently approved by the Senate will open the sector for more investment as the government moves to ensure infrastructure for telecom services is provided nationwide by 2020, a senior official told a regional telecom forum yesterday.  ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/18475/telecom-law-opens-door-for-investment--official/

Draft Telecoms law approved by council of ministers

The Council of Ministers on Friday signed off on a potentially sweeping draft law that would regulate the country’s telecommunications sector, which a rights group warned in May could effectively nationalize private service providers. ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/draft-telecoms-law-approved-by-council-of-ministers-97072/

NBTC signs MoU with Cambodia regulator

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia. The deal involves information exchange and collaboration in many aspects. The move also aims to further strengthen ties between the telecom regulators. ...

The Nation News Staff
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/NBTC-SIGNS-MOU-WITH-CAMBODIA-REGULATOR-30267325.html

Gov’t plans to install surveillance equipment

The government is planning to install surveillance equipment on the networks of Cambodia’s mobile phone operators and Internet service providers (ISPs), a senior Interior Ministry official said Tuesday, vindicating concerns about inspections the ministry quietly conducted on telecommunications firms in October. In October, officials from Lieutenant ...

Aun Pheap and Joshua Wilwohl
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-plans-to-install-surveillance-equipment-73911/

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