Telecom Cambodia, Cfocn sign fibre optic network deal

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia (TC) and Cambodia Fibre Optic Communication Network Co Ltd (CFOCN) signed  for the construction of metro and regional fibre optic backbone networks.

State-owned Telecom Cambodia (TC) and Cambodia Fibre Optic
Communication Network Co Ltd (CFOCN) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of
understanding (MoU) for the construction of metro and regional fibre
optic backbone networks.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Minister of Posts and
Telecommunications Tram Iv Tek said the MoU will be another contribution
from industry stakeholders – particularly the private sector – to the
development of the Kingdom’s telecom infrastructure in line with the
government’s vision.

“The Royal Government is currently undertaking many important
infrastructure projects, including in telecommunications, which create a
competitive and inclusive environment.

“The MoU marks another step forward for the ministry in the
implementation of the government’s development policy to promote and
develop the telecom sector towards an e-government system and a digital
economy in the upcoming future.

“It will also open the door for the private and public sectors
to maximise their investment potential, potentially leveraging the
national and private telecommunications infrastructure and conceiving
new projects.

“We hope that Telecom Cambodia and CFOCN will continue to work together and make the project a success.

“Today’s results highlight the contribution of the ministry to the
promotion of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to further
develop, in line with other countries in the region,” he said.

Late last month, Huawei Technologies (Cambodia) Co Ltd signed an
agreement with the ministry to provide the Kingdom with the latest ICT
equipment and a 5G technology training programme.

Data from the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia shows that 20.8
million Sim cards were registered during the first half of last year,
up 9.4 per cent compared to the same period in 2018.

Mobile and fixed internet users increased 31.6 per cent to 15.8
million during the first six months of last year – up from 12 million
during the same period in 2018, the data shows.