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Cambodia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics Cambodia - 2017
    • Table Telephone network statistics - 2017 (e)
    • Table Broadband and Internet statistics - 2017 (e)
    • Table Mobile statistics - 2017 (e)
    • Table National telecommunications authority
  • COUNTRY OVERVIEW
    • BACKGROUND
    • ECONOMY
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
      • Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications (MPTC)
      • Telecommunications Regulator of Cambodia (TRC)
      • Draft law tabled by MPTC
      • Huawei - government business partner
    • REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS
      • New Draft Telecommunications Law
      • Agreement with Chinese Government
      • VoIP
      • Dispute: Smart Axiata v. CadComms
      • Inactive licences
      • National broadband policy
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • TELECOM CAMBODIA
    • VIETTEL
    • DIGI
    • KINGTEL (EMAXX)
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Fixed lines in service and penetration - 1995 - 2019
    • OPTICAL FIBRE NETWORKS
    • MOBILE TOWERS
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Introduction
      • Greater Mekong Subregion Information Superhighway (GMS-IS)
      • Cambodian-Vietnamese Super Highway Telecoms Network
      • Submarine cable
    • SPECIFIC IT DEVELOPMENTS
      • Cloud Computing
  • FIXED-LINE BROADBAND MARKET
    • INTRODUCTION
    • BACKGROUND
    • BROADBAND AND INTERNET STATISTICS
      • Table Internet penetration - 2007 - 2019
      • Table Historic - Internet users, annual change and penetration - 1997 - 2016
      • Table Internet household penetration - 2008 - 2017
      • Table Proportion of households with a computer- 2007 - 2017
      • Table Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2017
      • Table Total international internet bandwidth - 1999 - 2017
    • FORECASTS - BROADBAND SUBSCRIBERS - 2017; 2019; 2022
      • Table Forecast Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2017; 2019; 2022
      • Notes on scenario forecasts
    • FIXED-LINE BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES
      • WiMAX
  • MOBILE MARKET
    • BACKGROUND
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration - 1993 - 2017
      • Table Historic - Mobile services sector estimated ARPU - 1998 - 2012
      • Table Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Mobile broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2019
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS - 2017; 2019; 20222
      • Table Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration - 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
      • Notes on scenario forecasts
    • MOBILE REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Spectrum Auctions
      • SIM Registration
  • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
    • 4G LTE
      • Digital Star
      • Southeast Asia Telecommunications
      • Smart Axiata
  • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and market share by operator - 2017
      • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator - 2013
      • Table Historic - Mobile Operators and Systems
    • CAMGSM
      • Table Table 22 -MobiTel (CamGSM) mobile subscribers - 1998 - 2017
      • Table Historic - MobiTel: 3G subscribers - 2006 - 2013
    • MFONE (CAMSHIN)
      • Table Historic - Mfone (CamShin) mobile subscribers - 1998 - 2012
    • SMART AXIATA
      • Table Smart Axiata: mobile subscribers - 1998 - 2017
    • METFONE (VIETTEL)
      • Table Table 26 -Metfone (Viettel) mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2017
    • CADCOMMS (QB)
      • Table Cadcomms mobile (3G) subscribers - 2008 - 2016
    • SMART MOBILE
      • Table Historic- Smart Mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2012
    • BEELINE CAMBODIA (SOTELCO)
      • Table Historic - Beeline Cambodia subscribers - 2009 - 2013
    • COOTEL (XINWEI)
    • SEATEL
    • GT-TELL (EXCELL)
  • DIGITAL MEDIA
    • BROADCASTING
      • Table Key broadcasting statistics
    • CABLE TV
    • SATELLITE TV
  • RELATED REPORTS

Cambodia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

The mobile sector gains momentum in Cambodia

Despite its status as a lesser 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 were previously between eight and ten mobile operators vigorously competing with each other in a market segment that was growing at a rapid rate. A process of rationalisation followed, reducing the number of operators to six.

The mobile subscriber market peaked in 2015 with mobile subscriber penetration of 133%, however since then has seen penetration fall due to maturing market as well as market consolidation amongst the mobile operators. Over the next five years to 2022 the market will gain momentum again but at a relatively slow rate.

Limited fixed-line growth that had come about in Cambodia earlier on had mainly been through investment under foreign assistance plans, focusing on the capital Phnom Penh. Subsequently, geographical coverage did not increase significantly for a decade or more.

The number of fixed telephone lines in Cambodia is slowly declining from a very small base as the mobile segment continues to expand and fixed broadband penetration remains extremely low and under-developed. Penetration is predicted to drop further by 2019.

In 2017 Telecom Cambodia has inaugurated its Greater Mekong Telecom Backbone Network project, which included the installation of a 467km fibre-optic cable connection between Sihanoukville and Kampong Cham.

The fixed broadband market remains highly under-developed in Cambodia. Over the past five years fixed broadband penetration has increased moderately from a very small base.

Mobile broadband has seen very strong growth over the past five years from a small base driven by mature mobile market. Penetration is predicted to continue to grow strongly over the next two years to 2019.

Key Developments:

Telecom Cambodia has inaugurated its Greater Mekong Telecom Backbone Network project.
Mobile broadband has seen very strong growth over the past five years.
Fixed broadband penetration is predicted to reach between over 2% by 2022.
Over the next five years to 2022 the mobile market will grow again but at a relatively slow rate.The number of fixed telephone lines in Cambodia is slowly declining.


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