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Smart moves on tech education

Telecom operator Smart Axiata Co. Ltd. and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding that will see Smart donate more than $320,000 to build a facility for students at the National Institute of Post, Telecom & ICT (NIPTICT). ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21597/smart-moves-on-tech-education/

Controversial Facebook internet service launched in Cambodia

A controversial Facebook platform that offers users free Internet —but a limited choice of websites and apps—was launched in Phnom Penh on Thursday in cooperation with mobile operator Smart Axia­ta, its CEO said on Friday. ...

George Wright
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/controversial-facebook-internet-service-launched-in-cambodia-97093/

Data drive revenue growth for smart

Malaysia-based Axiata announced yesterday that its Cambodian operator Smart had increased its data user base by 135 per cent, taking its data subscriber base to 1.8 million and feeding Cambodian consumers’ insatiable appetite for social media sites. ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/data-drive-revenue-growth-smart

Smart posts midyear gains

Mobile service provider Smart has outperformed its fellow Axiata Group subsidiaries in the first half of the year, according to the Malaysian conglomerate’s latest financial report. Driven by a 115 per cent increase in data traffic revenue, Axiata’s results show Smart’s gross revenue totalled 270 million ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/smart-posts-midyear-gains

Mobile users top 20 million, internet usage still rising

The number of mobile subscribers in Cambodia topped 20 million last year, surpassing the country’s population by about 5 million. Internet users also jumped, according to a report released Wednesday by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. The report fails to say how many Cambodians own ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/mobile-users-top-20-million-internet-usage-still-rising-55024/

Smart acquisition paid off for Malaysian firm

Axiata, the Malaysia-based parent company of Cambodia’s second-largest telecommunications provider, Smart, posted a rise in total revenues for 2013 to $5.5 billion. The boost represents a 4.1 per cent increase from the fourth quarter of the previous year. Driven by its Malaysian, Bangladeshi and Cambodian operations, ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/smart-acquisition-paid-malaysian-firm

Smart rolls out 4G network

Mobile internet speeds in Cambodia are ratcheting up a notch. Smart Mobile, the country’s second largest operator by subscribers, is making 4G LTE internet available to customers this week, the company announced yesterday during the launch of the service at NagaWorld Casino. Thomas Hundt, CEO of Smart, ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/smart-rolls-out-4g-network

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/regulator-wants-licences

Telcos to form association

Cambodia’s nine phone service operators plan to establish an independent body to debate issues within the industry, according to a statement yesterday from the Telecommunications Regulator of Cambodia (TRC). Forming the Association of Telecommunications Operators in Cambodia, or the ATC for short, was agreed upon in ...

Eddie Morton and May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/telcos-form-association

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
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/despite-ban-operators-offer-bonuses-49483/

Cambodia’s telecom agency firm on fees

Cambodia’s telecommunications ministry yesterday defended intervening in the market by fixing minimum prices for mobile phone calls, rationalising the base charges as necessary to stem the loss of tax revenue and avert a monopolised industry. The floor price was introduced in 2009 to prevent the demise ...

Chan Muy Hong and Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia%E2%80%99s-telecom-agency-firm-fees

Smart Mobile Sees 36% Revenue Growth

Malaysian telecommunications company Axiata Group Berhad reported Wednesday that its Cambodian brand Smart has seen strong growth in the first nine months of the year, with revenue increasing by 36 percent compared with the same period last year. In its third quarter financial report, Axiata said ...

George Styllis
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/smart-mobile-sees-36-revenue-growth-48215/

Government tells telcos off

The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications issued warning letters to mobile operators Beeline and Smart over their recent advertisement, stating it violates the Inter-Ministerial Prakas, or edict, signed in 2009. The separate letters, obtained by the Post last week, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013040864932/Business/government-tells-telcos-off.html

Axiata to offer free Wikipedia for mobiles

AXIATA Group Berhad, parent company of local telecommunications provider Smart, and Wikipedia operator the Wikimedia Foundation announced a partnership to offer Wikipedia on mobile devices free of data charges to Axiata customers throughout Asia, a press release said. “Wikipedia is free as such already, but notwithstanding ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032164545/Business/axiata-to-offer-free-wikipedia-for-mobiles.html

iPhone struggles for a place in Cambodian market

It will not be enough for Apple to simply offer a cheaper iPhone for the company to gain share in the competitive Cambodian smartphone market, according to industry insiders. They say Apple’s operating system, iOS, may also restrict their potential growth. Bloomberg last week reported that Apple ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013011560781/Business/iphone-struggles-for-a-place-in-cambodian-market.html

Coca-Cola, Smart Mobile again team up for top-ups

Coca-cola and Smart Mobile have teamed up in a joint promotion to give away $1 million worth of prizes, including top-up minutes and 25 Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphones using numbers printed under bottle caps of Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite. The promotion started on November 1 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012112059834/Business/coca-cola-smart-mobile-again-team-up-for-top-ups.html

Mobile market still growing

Cambodian mobile operators added more than 1 million new subscribers between May and July, with Smart Mobile seeing the largest percentage increase for the period, according to Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications figures obtained by the Post. Marc Einstein, a Tokyo-based analyst at research and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011090751483/Business/mobile-market-still-growing.html

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