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Mfone's towers are a hard sell

Nearly a decade ago, Meng Chor inherited a rooftop rental agreement with a telecommunications firm after buying a property on Mao Tse Toung Boulevard. For $300 a month over a 10-year lease, the contract allowed the company that later became Mfone to keep the cell tower ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mfones-towers-are-hard-sell

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

Mfone workers paid, a little

After months of protests, more than 1,000 former Mfone employees yesterday received just 10 per cent of the $4.4 million they were demanding in compensation after the telecom company filed for bankruptcy in January. Court-appointed administrator Ouk Ry, entrusted with the sale of Mfone’s assets, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mfone-workers-paid-little

Scooter connects to phone

Japan-base Terra Motors said it plans to sell its smartphone-compatible electric scooter in Cambodia by the end of this year. The lithium-battery-powered A4000i, introduced last week in Tokyo, can be connected to an iPhone, delivering live data while driving. “We will start to sell this scooter ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/scooter-connects-phone

Cambodia host to Malaysia's ICT conference, expo

Cambodia was host to a two-day information and communication technology conference and expo held by the The National ICT Association of Malaysia on Friday. By 2012, 19.1 million SIM cards for mobile phones have been sold while on the internet side, around 2.7 million people ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=MjM2ZjVmYzQxMzV

Tough Telecom Market Sees qb Downsize

Mobile phone operator qb has shuttered “a number” of retail showrooms in an effort to improve its business in Cambodia’s oversaturated telecommunications market, the company confirmed Wednesday. And former employees have also revealed the telecom—which is operated by Cambodia Advance Communications Ltd. (CAC)—has lost nearly half ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/tough-telecom-market-sees-qb-downsize-33329/

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

Hong Kong delegation seeks business opportunities in Cambodia

A delegation from China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region are currently seeking possibilities to broaden bilateral trade and investment ties in Cambodia. The delegation comprising of business executives from 24 different firms in the financial and professional services, infrastructure and real estate, garments and textiles, telecommunications, ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=Y2Y2MTQ4Zjk2YmR

‘Thinnest’ smartphone is set for debut in Cambodia

Two days after Huawei introduced the world’s thinnest smartphone in London and Singapore, the Cambodian representative office of the China-based company announced that the sleek device would be sold in the Kingdom in July. While the Chinese telecom giant hopes to increase its market share of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062466435/Business/thinnest-smartphone-is-set-for-debut-in-cambodia.html

Moving towards e-commerce

Motorbikes, vegetables, iPhones, artwork, or even land on which to build a house – a quick browse through website 7Makara.com gives the impression of a Cambodian eBay or Amazon. The difference, however, is that you can’t complete the transaction from the convenience of your bedroom. In ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061266208/Business/moving-towards-e-commerce.html

Fixed-line users rise

The number of fixed-line telephone subscribers in Cambodia increased by four per cent in 2012 compared to 2011, standing in sharp contrast to a mobile phone subscriber growth of 22 per cent in the same period, statistics show. According to figures from the Ministry of Posts ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060466029/Business/fixed-line-users-rise.html

Former Mfone Employees Protest for Severance Pay

More than 100 former employees of bankrupt mobile phone operator Mfone traveled from three provinces yesterday to protest outside the firm’s shuttered office on Phnom Penh’s Monivong Boulevard demanding their severance pay. Sok Samphorn, an engineer who was employed by Mfone, said employees from Phnom Penh, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

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