Accredited to: African Union - Denmark - Ethiopia - Finland - Ireland - Norway - Sweden - United Kingdom
LATEST BY AKP CAMBODIA:
 
EMBASSY
Home
Ambassadors' Profile
Gallery
Embassy Staff
Foreign Affairs
Visa
Cambodia-UK Relations
Cambodia-Denmark Relations
Cambodia-Finland Relations
Cambodia-Ireland Relations
Cambodia-Norway Relations
Cambodia-Sweden Relations
Cambodia-Ethiopia Relations
Cambodia-African Union Relations
 
COUNTRY INFORMATION
Cambodia
The Monarchy
Travel Guide
Tourism Board
Economy
Investment
 
GOVERNMENT
Senate
Legislature
Prime Minister
Parliament
Ministries
 
RELATED
Red Cross
ASEAN
Links
 Embassy  Home

 BACK
Telecoms
Last updated: 2013
Trade & Investment Promotion Unit - Royal Embassy of Cambodia - London

Land-lines, Mobile phones and Internet Established

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) was originally responsible for policy making and has held regulatory and supervisory roles, including issuing and administering licenses and frequency spectrum for the telecommunications sector.

MPTC was also the operator of Cambodia’s fixed-line network but, in January 2006, separated its telecom operation arm and established a new public enterprise called Telecom Cambodia, having provided its own assets equal to US$ 40.3 million and 700 staff members, to provide fixed-line service with the 023 prefix. Telecom Cambodia dominates the fixed-line service in Cambodia. It also operates the international connection.

The Draft Law on Telecommunications has been introduced to improve regulations of the telecommunications sector, providing a more comprehensive framework for the licensing and regulation of operators.

In September 2012, the MPTC officially launched the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) as a separate entity. The TRC’s establishment will introduce regulations for managing conflicts among Cambodia’s aggressive mobile network operators.

There are few countries with as many mobile operators relative to the size of the population as Cambodia. The country reported to have 6 mobile phone operators. As of last year, those operators had sold out 19.1 million SIM cards, exceeding the country's population of only 14.5 million.

According to statistics, Cambodians have, on average, 1.3 mobile subscriptions, and Cambodia was the first country in the world with more mobile phones than fixed line phones.

MPTC reported that some 1.7 billion U.S. dollars had been invested in building telecommunication infrastructure in the country in the last 3 years.

Internet Service

Internet was introduced to Cambodia in 1997 by the MPTC with support from the International Development Research Centre (DRC) of Canada.

A fibre optic cable was installed in 1999 running from Thailand to Vietnam via Poipet–Battambang –Phnom Penh–Bavet. In addition, a loan agreement for the Greater Mekong Telecommunication Backbone Network Project (Cambodia Growth Corridor) was signed in March 2005 between the Cambodian Government and JBIC to install 400 km of fibre optic connecting Kampong Cham, Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville.

As a part of the GMS Information Superhighway project, the laying of 650 km of fibre optic cable was completed in July 2009. The cable links Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand. The cable runs from Siem Reap to Kampong Cham, to Memot and on to the Laos border. At Siem Reap, it links with the existing line which runs from the Vietnam border to the Thai border. According to the MPTC, fibre optic cable network now covers over two thirds of Cambodia.

Out of population of 14.5 million, Cambodia recorded about 2.7 million internet users in 2012, a 60 percent rise year-on-year (approx. 17 percent of the population), are using internet services provided by both mobile operators and internet service providers. The kingdom has 27 internet service providers serving those subscribers.


 BACK
Find us at:
Visit us at:
Royal Embassy of Cambodia
64 Brondesbury Park
Willesden Green
London NW6 7AT

General Enquiries:
Tel: 020-8451 7850
Email: cambodianembassy@btconnect.com

Visa Enquiries:
Tel: 020-8451 7850
Email: visaenquiries@cambodianembassy.org.uk

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday (Except Cambodian Public Holidays)

9.30 AM to 4.30 PM (General)
9.30 AM to 12.30 PM (Consular Section)

PUBLICATIONS
Press Release
Business In Brief
Ambassador's Responses

ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORK


 
64 Brondesbury Park, Willesden Green London NW6 7AT | Tel: 020-8451 7850 | Fax: 020-8451 7594
Copyright 2014 © All rights reserved | contact us | acknowledgements