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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

Holdings draw veil over Mfone

When the owner of Kingsland garment factory fled the Kingdom last year, enough pressure was applied to its sourcing companies H&M and Walmart to persuade them through their intermediaries to compensate workers left jobless. Distance could no longer absolve them of responsibility. Just like the Kingsland ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013041865106/Business/holdings-draw-veil-over-mfone.html

Mfone employees seeking consistency

About 200 former Mfone employees gathered in front of the Thai embassy in Phnom Penh yesterday in protest over claims that Thaicom, the failed telco’s parent company, had paid Thai staff even though Cambodian staff were still owed compensation. Noun Sam Ath, a former sales executive, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013041064982/Business/mfone-employees-seeking-consistency.html

Too many players vie in Kingdom’s ISP industry

Like the telecommunications industry in Cambodia, the market for internet service providers (ISP), too, is overcrowded, leading industry experts to say that the situation is preventing new investment. Data from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications showed that at the end of 2012, Cambodia had ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013040464879/Business/too-many-players-vie-in-kingdom-s-isp-industry.html

MFone workers told to wait

Former employees of the failed telecommunications company MFone have been told they can expect a decision next month on their claims for more than $4 million in compensation. Former Mfone section manager Bou Kunthea said after a meeting yesterday with offic-ials from the Ministry of Social ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032062036/Business/mfone-workers-told-to-wait.html

As Liquidation of Mfone Begins, Victims and Lawsuits Abound

As insolvency proceedings against bankrupt telecommunications firm Mfone begin, yet another company, Smart Mobile, has filed a court complaint to collect unpaid costs from the mobile operator, and the list of parties to have suffered from the firm’s collapse continue to grow. The Phnom Penh Municipal ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Investment options for Cambodian telcos

With Myanmar’s telecom industry showing signs of gradually opening, operators in Cambodia’s overcrowded telecom market see opportunities for potential investment. But in stride with the market’s latent potential come challenges, industry experts say, and lessons learned locally need to be applied overseas. “Myanmar remains one of the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013022061463/Business/investment-options-for-cambodian-telcos.html

Vendors Protest Over Worthless Mfone Cards

More than 100 mobile phone vendors protested yesterday outside the Phnom Penh headquarters of bankrupt mobile operator Mfone over their stocks of phone credit recharge cards that are now worthless, as the defunct company has transferred its subscribers to MobiTel, which does not recognize the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

The great mobile shake-out

Mobile phone subscribers in Cambodia have had little to complain about in recent years. With six new operators entering the market since 2006, the result was oversaturation and an all-out price war as eight operators fought for a foothold in a country with fewer than ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/telecom/334187/the-great-mobile-shake-out

Mfone $65 million in debt

Failed Cambodian telco Mfone owes at least $65 million to multiple creditors that sources say include the government. A court injunction to freeze Mfone‘s assets, obtained by the Post yesterday, shows Mfone owes Chinese telco provider Huawei Technologies more than $65 million. Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013013061068/Business/mfone-65-million-in-debt.html

Thaicom to sell Mfone for $100

Troubled Cambodian telecoms operator Mfone will be disposed of by its parent company, Thaicom, in the coming weeks for $100 to INT Management Service Company Limited (INT), according to a filing with the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). Shenington Investment, a subsidiary of Thaicom and the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012112259878/Business/thaicom-to-sell-mfone-for-100-by-years-end.html

Cambodia's Mfone ordered to repay $3.7M debt

Norway-based Eltek Valere has won a court injunction against Mfone, the Cambodian mobile subsidiary of SET-listed satellite operator Thaicom, for its failure to pay outstanding service charges. According to The Bangkok Post on Monday, citing court documents, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court ruled in favor of ...

http://www.zdnet.com/cambodias-mfone-ordered-to-repay-3-7m-debt-7000006879/

Tariffs May Prompt Thaicom Move

Steep price cuts by mobile operator Hello may prompt Thaicom to sell its majority stake in Mfone, according to investment firm Cambodia Capital. Cambodia Capital claims Hello’s drop in the tariffs it charges customers this year has heavily impacted Mfone’s operations, as well as those ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011081951137/Business/tariffs-may-prompt-thaicom-move.html

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