Report internet connection problems via MPTC speed test app - Chea Vandeth

Consumers can now use the MPTC Speed Test app, developed by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, to lodge immediate reports on the poor quality of internet connections to seek resolutions from the Telecommunications Regulator of Cambodia. ...

Mon Sokeo

Telecoms ministry promises punishment for non-registration of phone users

The government has pledged to punish mobile telephone operators that do not register the identities of their users—or fail to shut down anonymous numbers—by the middle of the month, threatening fines or suspensions for non-complying companies. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Aisha Down

Telecom regulator warns fee dodgers

The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) has issued a warning to 15 companies that offer Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services for allegedly failing to pay their annual fees. In a statement published on a local media website on August 22, the TRC demanded the companies ...

Hor Kimsay

Telecom law grants ‘police powers’

Private-sector representatives today are to conclude a two-day consultation forum with the government over the controversial new draft telecommunications law. The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications’ (MPT) yet-to-be-approved draft law includes provisions that grant the ministry judicial powers to indict telecom service-related operators and even everyday ...

Eddie Morton

Government wants money for use of .kh suffix

The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) on Wednesday issued a notice warning private companies and state institutions to pay their 2013 fees for using the country suffix .kh on their websites. “TRC would like to invite excellencies and okhnas that use websites with .kh to communicate ...

Hul Reaksmey

Regulator wants licences

In the latest move to assert control over Cambodia’s saturated telecommunications industry and maintain tighter oversight, the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) last week called for all industry providers to give proof of operations in a bid to snuff out inactive firms and reclaim wasted ...

Eddie Morton and Hor Kimsay

Council of Ministers Nullifies Telecom Law

The Council of Ministers has nullified a 2009 law that set minimum prices on telephone calls, paving the way for regulators to reset the country’s telecommunications prices, which industry executives say are too high. The law, Prakas 232, which has been widely flouted, set a minimum ...

Hul Reaksmey and Joshua Wilwohl -

Despite Ban, Operators Offer Bonuses

Two of the country’s largest mobile phone operators are again offering attractive deals on calls, despite the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia’s (TRC) recent order to mobile operators to follow the government’s minimum prices for calls and to scale back customer promotions. On Sunday, Smart, which is ...

Joshua Wilwohl

Regulator to Review Minimum Prices for Calls

An official at the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) said Wednesday that the body plans to review and possibly lower the current minimum price per call after it recently ordered the country’s seven mobile phone operators to abide by a law that sets minimum call ...

Joshua Wilwohl and Hul Reaksmey

Price rules pulled due to election

The government in May held back on implementing widely unpopular rules that would have raised the price of mobile phone calls so as to not upset consumers – and potential voters – just months ahead of the national election, according to Cambodia’s independent telecommunications regulator. “Before ...

Daniel de Carteret

MobiTel, Smart Fight It Out Over Prices

With competition rife in Cambodia’s telecommunication market, two of the country’s largest mobile phone operators have engaged in a battle over prices and are at odds over the tactics being used to gain market share. On Friday, the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) ordered all mobile ...

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 ...

Cambodia sets up telco regulatory body

Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) will supervise the country’s telecoms sector, govern rules and regulations over the establishment of fair pricing, and inspect techniques and administration of networks.. Cambodia on Thursday officially launched the Telecommunications Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) which will be responsible for overseeing the ...

Telco regulator launched

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications officially launched the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) yesterday in an attempt to establish laws to control, and resolve conflicts among, telecoms operators. Post and Telecommunications Minister So Khun said the TRC’s establishment supported other regulations for managing  conflicts among mobile ...

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