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Research and Markets: Cambodia - Telecoms, Mobile, Internet and Forecasts


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Cambodia - Telecoms, Mobile, Internet and Forecasts" report to their offering.

Cambodia's Mobile Sector Still Hot' As Newly-Created Trc Takes On Challenging Regulatory Job

Despite its status as a least developed country and remaining one of the poorer countries in Southeast Asia, Cambodia's efforts to expand and upgrade its telecom infrastructure are bearing fruit. There was very little infrastructure remaining from before the tumultuous Khmer Rouge days. As a result, Cambodia bypassed rebuilding the fixed-line market and quickly launched into alternative technologies, jump-starting its telecommunications infrastructure with digital technology. Not surprisingly, mobile services completely overwhelmed the market, at least initially.

Market highlights:

- Cambodia's mobile market continued on its positive expansion path into 2012, although the annual growth rate was moderating slightly;

- With mobile penetration of around 94% by March 2012, the market had passed the 14 million subscriber milestone;

- Cambodia had nine licensed mobile operators in a crowded, highly competitive market that invited questions about overcrowding and the need to rationalise in some way;

- One of the newcomers to the mobile sector, Smart Mobile, launched in 2009, had expanded rapidly to reach number two position in the market in terms of subscribers;

- Development of fixed-line services, very sluggish for more than a decade, suddenly picked up momentum and the subscriber numbers surged to present a teledensity of 4% early in 2012;

- The internet segment had also been languishing for some time, but there were promising signs that the introduction of wireless broadband services was finally boosting growth;

- By early 2012 there were still only around 500,000 internet users in the country, representing just 3% of the population;

- In an important move for the local telecom industry, the government officially launched the Telecommunications Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) in September 2012.

Topics Covered:

1. Executive summary

2. Key statistics

3. Country Overview

3.1 Background

3.2 Economy

4. Telecommunications market

4.1 Overview of Cambodia's telecom market

5. Regulatory environment

5.1 Regulatory authority

5.2 Regulatory developments

6. Telecommunications infrastructure

6.1 National telecom network

6.2 Forecasts - fixed-line market - 2015; 2020

6.3 Optical fibre networks

6.4 Fixed-line operators

6.5 International infrastructure

7. Internet market

7.1 Overview

7.2 Background

7.3 Internet statistics

7.4 Forecasts - internet services - 2015; 2020

7.5 WiMAX

7.6 Long term evolution (LTE) network

7.7 Selected ISP analysis: AngkorNet

8. Mobile communications

8.1 Overview of Cambodia's mobile market

8.2 Forecasts - mobile services - 2015; 2020

8.3 Major mobile operators

9. Cambodia's broadcasting market

9.1 Overview

9.2 Cable TV

9.3 Satellite TV

10. Notes on scenario forecasts



Companies Mentioned

- Cambodia GSM (MobiTel)

- CamShin

- Hello Axiata (formerly TMIC)

- AZ Communications

- Viettel

- Applifone (Star Cell)

- CadComms

- GT-Tell

- Smart Mobile (Latelz)

- VimpelCom/Beeline Cambodia

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Sector: Telecommunications and Networks

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