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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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/telecom-regulator-warns-fee-dodgers

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/telecom-law-grants-%E2%80%98police-powers%E2%80%99

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

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 -
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/council-of-ministers-nullifies-telecom-law-49573/

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/

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
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/regulator-to-review-minimum-prices-for-calls-48616/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/price-rules-pulled-due-election

Minimum call charges apply: TRC

Mobile phone call promotions undercutting the government’s minimum pricing regulations are to be outlawed – again. Minimum charges will be applied to mobile phone calls from on Thursday with the return of the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia’s (TRC) rules on call tariffs, the regulator confirmed yesterday. On ...

Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/minimum-call-charges-apply-trc

New provider CooTel launches in Kingdom

Telecommunications company Xinwei (Cambodia) Telecom Co Ltd, operating under the CooTel brand, officially launched in Cambodia yesterday, being the first operator to offer 4G technology in the country, a company statement released yesterday said. “CooTel strongly believes it will be successful in entering the Cambodian market ...

Post Staff, P.8
http://www.phnompenhpost.com

Mobile Bonuses Axed After Firm Complaint

Minister of Posts and Telecommunications So Khun said Wednesday that the government’s decision last week to order all mobile phone firms to stop offering generous top-up bonuses came after one of the market’s competitors complained to the ministry. Ian Watson, CEO of Mobitel, denied complaining ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/mobile-bonuses-axed-after-firm-complaint-21436/

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 ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/mobitel-smart-fight-it-out-over-prices-21085/

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 ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/mobile-firms-agree-to-stop-price-dumping-20689/

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

Mfone’s Licence Revoked; Staff Terminated

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has revoked the operating licence of bankrupt phone operator Mfone, which went out of business two months ago, while more than 1,000 employees had their jobs officially terminated yesterday. The revocation of the licence and the mass dismissal of the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/mfones-license-revoked-staff-terminated-16474/

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 ...

http://www.zdnet.com/cambodia-sets-up-telco-regulatory-body-7000004604/

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