May 28, 2011

Research and Markets: Cambodia - Telecoms, Mobile, Internet and Forecasts 2011


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

Hot competition continues in Cambodia's mobile sector as market rationalisation begins.

Cambodia has successfully managed its transition into a vibrant telecom market. Despite the country's status as one of the least developed nations in the world and whilst it remains one of the poorer countries in Southeast Asia, Cambodia's efforts to expand and upgrade its telecom infrastructure have certainly been 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 have completely overwhelmed the market. By end 2010, there were nine mobile operators vigorously competing with each other in a market segment that was growing at a healthy rate.

Coming into 2011 there were an estimated 8.4 million mobile subscribers (penetration 55%) in the country. The market was still in a very strong expansion phase as evidenced by the keenness shown by foreign operators seeking to be part of it. Most significantly some rationalisation had commenced in the market with two operators merging, thereby reducing the number of operators to eight.

Some limited fixed-line growth had earlier come about in Cambodia through investment under foreign assistance, but this mainly benefited the capital Phnom Penh and geographical coverage has not increased significantly since that effort in the 1990s. The number of fixed-line services remained relatively static for some years at around 50,000; by early 2011 the numbers were starting to edge upwards. In the absence of any substantial fixed-line growth, however, mobile telephone services continue to completely dominate the overall telecom market in Cambodia. In fact mobiles represent more than 99% of the total number of telephone services in the country.
Market highlights:
  • Cambodia's mobile market continued on its positive expansion path in 2010 and into 2011, although the annual growth was slowing;
  • With mobile penetration of around 56% coming into 2011, the market has passed the eight million subscriber milestone;
  • Cambodia had nine licensed mobile operators in a crowded, highly competitive market that invited questions about its likely overcrowding and the possible need for some sort of early rationalisation. The expected rationalisation had started in late 2010;
  • The development of fixed-line services continues to languish, although the market has picked up a little momentum;
  • The internet segment has also been languishing for some time, but there are promising signs that the widespread introduction of wireless broadband services will see a long-term surge in growth;
By 2010 there was evidence that the anticipated surge was starting, after Internet subscriptions grew by almost 100% in 2009.

This report provides an overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications markets in Cambodia.

Subjects covered include:
  • Key statistics;
  • Market and industry overviews;
  • Major operators (mobile and fixed);
  • Regulatory environment;
  • Infrastructure;
  • Mobile market;
  • Internet market;
  • Telecom market forecasts for selective years to 2020.
Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
3. Country Overview
4. Telecommunications market
5. Regulatory environment
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
7. Internet market
8. Mobile communications
9. Cambodia's broadcasting market
10. Forecasts
11. Related reports
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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1 comment:

  1. Can you mention some of the more prospects which would be covered in the
    business telecommunications
    system in Cambodia.