What is the National Digital Economic and Social Council?

In September 2021, the Cambodian government launched the National Digital Economic and Social Council. We review the Council's plans and members. What is the role...

New Cambodian Digital Ventures Announced

The first week of September 2021 saw another slew of Cambodian digital ventures and partnerships announced. It seems like a week doesn't go by...

Cambodian Telecoms at a Crossroads: 5G & Monitoring

The telecoms regulators in Cambodia are approaching two major changes in the operations and services. The delayed plans for a government-approved 5G policy and...

Four More Agencies Confirmed for the Cambodian Single Portal Phase Two

The Ministry of Economy and Finance Cambodian Single Portal second phase is due to be released on September 1 2021. This is set to...

MoU to Prepare Students For Fintech

The Cambodian Association of Finance & Technology (CAFT), The Institute of Banking & Finance Cambodia, and Kirirom Institute of Technology - KIT have signed...

Cambodia TV Alliance Launches

Royal Group, CBS, and Digital Sky have launched the Cambodia TV Alliance after agreeing to a new joint-venture with Bayon Media High System Group...

Smile Shop Forms Strategic Partnership With Jin Sha Group

Smile Shop Co Ltd has entered into a strategic partnership with venture capital firm Jin Sha Group it was announced in August 2021. Smile Shop...

Is There A Market For NFTs In Cambodia?

NFT (non-fungible tokens) have taken off in 2021 with record-breaking financial returns, and they have entered nearly every market from sports to fashion, art,...

Cambodia ICT Awards 2021

Cambodia Academy of Digital Technology (CADT) has announced Cambodia ICT Awards (CICTA) 2021 is open to applications, with the awards featuring six categories. CADT (formerly...

Cambodia e-Business Registration Exemptions

The Cambodian Ministry of Commerce confirmed in July 2021 that six types of e-commerce businesses are exempt from registration requirements. The Cambodian Government has launched...

Thunes and ABA Partner on Digital Cross Border Payments

Thunes, a network provider of global cross-border payments, and ABA have formed a partnership targeting overseas Cambodians to send money back home. The digital payments...

Cambodian Single Portal Phase Two

In June 2021, the Cambodian Single Portal online business registration platform celebrated its one year anniversary and now the second phase is being planned...

Cambodia’s Digital Economic Plans

Between 2020-2021, the Cambodian Government has launched a number of digital economic initiatives, online platforms and its official digital plan for the Kingdoms' economic...

Major Cineplex Group Aims for Cashless Payments by 2022

After a tough 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Major Cineplex Group is expecting a recovery from Q3 2021 and is also aiming...

ABA Partners with Forest Interactive Cambodia

ABA Bank has partnered with Forest Interactive to onboard the digital content partner for its mobile banking app, ABA Mobile. The press release said that...

ANGKOR 500 Globalisation Accelerator Programme

The ANGKOR 500 Globalization Accelerator Programme entry deadline is June 12 2021 and is aimed at new technology startups that are preparing to launch...

ARSAR Wins the Reverse Innovation 2021 Competition

Nine Cambodian startups and entrepreneurs competed in the finals of the Techo Startup Centre run Reverse Innovation competition, and ARSAR were announced as the...

Cambodia Ranked in Top Ten Countries for Remote Workers

Cambodia has been ranked among the top ten nations for remote workers (digital nomads) to work from according to Club Med. The French travel and...

YouTube Advertisements set to return to Cambodia

The Cambodian Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPTC) has confirmed that YouTube advertisements produced in Cambodia will return to the Kingdom after they were...

How is Cambodia Embracing Technologies

The global pandemic has accelerated many digital and technology programs globally as nations compete to adapt and modernise by implementing more efficient and advanced...

Cambodia set to host ABU Robocon 2023

Cambodia will host the ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest (ABU Robocon) in 2023. The Asian-Oceanian college robot competition aims to help advance engineering and broadcasting...

Cambodia Has One of the Leading Global CBDCs

The launch of the Bakong project in Cambodia has seen the SEA nation considered as having one of the leading global CBDC (central bank...

Cambodia adds VAT to E-Commerce Transactions

The Cambodian government has announced that with the introduction of Sub-decree No. 65 S.E on the Implementation of Valued Added Tax on E-Commerce (“Sub-decree...

Draper Innovation Index ranks Cambodia low for tech startups

The 2021 Draper Innovation Index has ranked Cambodia 176th in the world for the best places to launch a technology startup. This is a new...

Telcos and Mobile Devices in Cambodia

Cambodia is seeing an increased surge in demand for the internet, while mobile phone usage and other forms of digital technologies continue to increase,...

Marketing in Cambodia During COVID-19

The marketing landscape in Cambodia is constantly shifting, and the global pandemic since early 2020 has accelerated changes too. We look at some of...

v-ETHOS Project Applications Open to Cambodia

v-ETHOS is a selective program aiming to promote technology-based entrepreneurship to advance social and economic development, and is open to applications from Cambodia until...

Meal Temple merges with Kiwi Pay Group

Cambodian Meal Temple Group have announced a strategic merger with Hong Kong-based fintech firm Kiwi Pay Group. The aim of the merger is to enter...

OOCTANE looking for “late-stage investment opportunities”

Cambodian venture capital firm, OOCTANE, is searching for "late-stage investment opportunities" in the Kingdom. OOCTANE is a Cambodian venture capital (VC) firm that is part...

Cambodia to see largest digital TV platform

Royal Group’s CBS Careers and Digital Sky Multimedia Co., Ltd signed an MoU with Bayon Media Hightech Group and Hang Meas Group that marks...

Sub-decree signed on establishing Cambodian National Internet Gateway

On Tuesday 16th February 2021, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen signed a sub-decree on establishing the National Internet Gateway (NIG). The sub-decree is...

The Cambodian Association of Finance and Technology confirms new Board

The Cambodian Association of Finance and Technology (CAFT) has confirmed its new board and committee chairs on 9 February 2021. The association said, "The new...

Agribuddy Founder Wins Global Startup Award

Kengo Kitaura, the founder of Cambodian startup Agribuddy, has won the Founder of the Year Global Startup award selected from the ASEAN Startup category. The...

Socialyse Phnom Penh uncovers how global digital trends stack up in...

A the start of 2021, the first thing that digital agency Socialyse Phnom Penh did, was to look back – specifically at trends from...

Cellcard Launches Education Hub

Cellcard has announced its launching Education Hub, an online portal which offers edutainment and free online education tools for its users in Cambodia. Cellcard CEO...

eCommerce in Cambodia

eCommerce (E-commerce or electronic commerce) in Cambodia is set to grow rapidly. Changes over recent years with the ease of doing business in the...

Over 7,000 One Portal Business Registrations

The Cambodian Ministry of Economy and Finance’s Cambodia One Portal has received 7,293 registrations since it launched in June 2020. The One Portal is also...

MKI Media AS Norway to produce Cambodian Edutainment Content

Just before the close of 2020, the Cambodian government signed an MOU with MKI Media AS Norway for the firm to produce educational entertainment...

Reverse Innovation Cambodia

Entrepreneurs have until January 15, 2021, to submit their applications for the Techo Startup Centre run Reverse Innovation competition in Cambodia. The organisers say the...

CAIN Challenges Business Competition Winners

The CAIN (Cambodian Angel Investors Network) Challenges business competition announced it had found three early-stage ventures or SME winners in Cambodia. CAIN Challenges Business Competition...

Web Essentials apoints new CEOs and new majority shareholder

Web Essentials, a digital products & services company with its head office in Cambodia, has announced the appointment of two new co-CEOs as well...

Visa Accelerator Program – Cambodia

The Visa Accelerator Program, aimed at startups across the Asia Pacific, including in Cambodia, are looking to expand their businesses into new markets. Ms. Chum...

Kumnit App secures $1 Million pre-seed funding

Kumnit App, which is a Cambodian E-book App, announced that is has secured USD $1 million pre-seed funding from a group of local Cambodian-based...

Credit Bureau Cambodia launches CBC Mobile app

Credit Bureau Cambodia has launched the first app in Cambodia, CBC Mobile, aimed at promoting credit transparency, financial health, and responsible credit management. With the CBC...

Cambodia launches E-Commerce Strategy

The Cambodian Ministry of Commerce has officially launched its E-commerce strategy on 25th November 2020. Minister Pan Sorasak said at the launch that the policy...

Rai Capital launches in Cambodia

Rai Capital and Goldbell Financial Services have launched a joint venture in Cambodia targeting financial inclusion in peer-to-peer (P2P) lending. Rai Capital was founded in...

Angkor 500 to support Cambodian entrepreneurs

Angkor 500 is a new venture formed by Khmer Enterprise, and San Francisco based global capital venture firm, 500 Startups. The two-year partnership will...

Cellcard sign major Framework Agreement with ZTE for 5G adoption

Cellcard, which forms part of the Royal Group of Companies ICT Division, announced this week it has signed a major Framework Agreement with ZTE...

Will Cambodia introduce a digital service tax?

The Cambodian government is considering introducing a digital service tax on international tech companies claimed media reports this week. Cambodia is undergoing a localised tech...

Fincy Helps Leapfrog Cambodia’s Fintech Industry

Thought Leadership Article Presented by Fincy Written by Zwan Ross Lee, CEO of Fincy App and GBCI Ventures PLC. Technological innovation continues to be the primary...

More Ministries integrate with Cambodian Government’s online Single Portal

The Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation, and the General Department of Small and Medium Enterprises and Handicraft will both soon integrate their...

Mediaload secures Series A funding from True Group

Mediaload, most famous for its Khmerload website in the Kingdom of Cambodia, has announced it has secured Series A funding from Thai-based True Group. Although...

She Loves Tech Cambodia 2020 Finalists

She Loves Tech Cambodia, which is co-organised by She Loves Tech and Raintree, in partnership with Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Ministry of Economy...

Will new changes halt the growth of E-Commerce in Cambodia?

The Cambodian government has announced some E-commerce businesses will require licenses, and there are talks of a national internet gateway to control and monitor...

EZECOM to launch Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ)

One of Cambodia's leading internet service providers, EZECOM Co Ltd, has revealed plans to launch a trade facilitation project called the Digital Free Trade...

Growing Fintech In A Growing Cambodia

Presented by Fincy Written by Zwan Ross Lee, Global Head of Business Development, Marketing and Sales of Fincy. Global Fintech Fintech has evolved leaps and bounds since...

Cambodian businesses recognised in international awards

This past week, a number of Cambodian businesses were winners of various international and regional awards across a range of industries. Tourism - 3rd Experience...

Techo Startup Center (TSC) and ABA Bank Sign MoU

ABA Bank have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cambodian government-backed Techo Startup Centre which will prioritise the ABA PayWay online payment platform. The...

Cambodia ICT Awards 2020 Winners

The National Institute of Posts, Telecoms & ICT acknowledged the winners of the Cambodia ICT Awards 2020 and Cambodia Women in Technology 2020 awards...

Cambodian fintech startup Clik secures US$3.7 million seed funding

Cambodian-based fintech startup, Clik, has secured an additional US$3.7 million in seed funding it was confirmed this week. The firm said that the seed funding...

She Loves Tech Cambodia 2020: Global tech startup competition

She Loves Tech Cambodia 2020 is a global technology startup competition aimed at women, and the Cambodian edition of the global tech competition is...

Cambodian postal sector laws under review

In another announcement on Government draft law amendments, the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has said it is reviewing and revising a draft...

ABA Bank and KESS Innovation Promote Cashless Payments

ABA Bank and KESS Innovation Plc. have signed a partnership to promote cashless payments using the ESS e-commerce payment system. ABA Bank recently was announced...

Wing collaborates with Morakot to boost Cambodian fintech

Wing and Morakot have announced a partnership which will allow MFIs and banks in Cambodia to more easily collect loan repayments, using fintech solutions...

Cambodia Fintech Association merges with CAFT

Two Cambodian technology associations have agreed this week to merge, seeing the Cambodia Fintech Association (CFA) and the Cambodia Association of Finance & Technology...

Cambodia to encourage use of .KH domain name registrations?

The Cambodian Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications is looking to encourage and manage the national (.kh) domain name registrations in the Kingdom through a...

Seedstars World Competition 2020/2021: Phnom Penh

The Seedstars World Competition will take place across 2020 -2021 online and the tech competition will again be spread across three stages, with the...

Go Digital ASEAN initiative: Cambodia

The Asia Foundation and ASEAN with support from global digital powerhouse Google have launched the Go Digital ASEAN initiative, and in Cambodia 15,000 are...

Facebook Shops arrives in Cambodia

Cambodian media reported this week that Facebook has officially launched its Facebook Shops in Cambodia, allowing online sellers to set up a store in...

Fintech in Cambodia 2020

Fintech companies are arguably the among best prepared for the current COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. With the shift to "remote working" or working from...

SmartLuy and Pi Pay Merger approved

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has given the green light for the merger of SmartLuy and Pi Pay.  The two companies, Smartluy Plc, a...

How are Cambodian businesses affected by COVID-19?

COVID-19 has had an adverse effect on the entire globe, and in Cambodia, key industries have also taken a financial hit. A number of...

Digital Payment Options in Cambodia

There is an increasingly growing number of digital mobile payment companies in Cambodia, which are also increasing their versatility and means of cashless payments...

HacKH The Crisis Cambodia

A group of local Cambodian companies are coming together for "HacKH The Crises" to come up with innovative solutions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Digital Cambodia 2020 Announces Speakers

Digital Cambodia 2020, which is running from 20-22 March 2020 at the Koh Pich (Diamond Island) Exhibition Centre in Phnom Penh, has announced some...

Cellcard to rollout 5G in Cambodia in 2020

One of Cambodia's leading telecommunications and mobile service providers, Cellcard, met with Cambodian government officials last week to show off its 5G readiness. Cellcard...

Cashless Society Closer But Hard Money Will Remain In Widespread Use,...

More than 50 payment companies are offering cashless services to customers, a rise from between five to 10 payment companies in the past two...

Cybersecurity Industry Offers Opportunity For Growth

Technological developments have come thick and fast in the kingdom, with mobile phone penetration reaching 25.05 million according to a report by We Are...

Cambodian Businesses Urged To Get The Basics Right With Cybersecurity

While to many the world of cybersecurity may appear a baffling, convoluted world bristling with acronyms and jargon, the essentials require limited technological proficiency...

Cybersecurity ‘no longer just for IT tech folk’, experts warn

Cambodian businesses are increasingly reliant on the internet as the Kingdom continues to adopt emerging technologies in the bid to gain a competitive edge...

Discover SingMeng TV

Try the coolest HD TV anytime and anywhere with SingMeng TV. Today, Fiber Internet technology is becoming more powerful than ever. SingMeng TV is the...

OTT TV: The New Wave

Why OTT TV is changing the TV industry in Cambodia? In 2018, SingMeng saw tremendous consumer growth in streaming TV services and this growth...

Royal Group Signs MoU With MPTC For ICT Digital Transformation In...

Cambodia’s Royal Group of Companies has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication (MPTC) to encourage and...

Cambodia Asked To Join WEF Digital Growth Project

The World Economic Forum has requested Cambodia’s participation in an Asean-wide programme to promote digital development and electronic payments. During a meeting Tuesday with Pan...

AI Must Be Accountable, Says EU As Sets Ethical Guidelines

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Companies working with artificial intelligence need to install accountability mechanisms to prevent it being misused, the European Commission said yesterday, under...

Cellcard Retains Network Leadership In Cambodia – Announced recently at...

Cellcard had just been announced recently on the world stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, that it has retained its network leadership...

The #1 Triple Play in Cambodia: ‘’One Solution, Three Services’’

SingMeng Telemedia hits the Market with their Triple Play Solution. SingMeng Telemedia has been the first company to launch a Triple Play Solution and their...

Lack Of Awareness And Investment Hampering Local Fintech Sector

Despite experiencing rapid growth in the last few years, financial technology services in the Kingdom are still underdeveloped and underused, insiders said last week...

Cambodia To Focus On SME, Education And Tech Startups

The government plans to focus on developing tech startups in the small and medium enterprise, education and digital skills sectors before expanding to tourism,...

Cellcard Wins Cambodia’s Most Reliable Mobile Operator For Second Year Running

Cellcard proudly accepted the Cambodia’s Most Reliable Mobile Operator 2018 Award presented by International Data Group (IDG) ASEAN at its annual Cambodia Telecom &...

Digital Economy Takes Centre Stage

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Cambodia yesterday launched its latest publication, a compendium of articles by local and international authors that describes Cambodia’s evolution in the last...

Prep For Digital Revolution Must Start Now, ADB Official Says

The government should start refashioning its institutions and policies as soon as possible to adapt to the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), which is already...

Startup Report Sneak Preview Unveiled At Tech Summit

A sneak preview of the upcoming Cambodia Startup Report by Raintree and Mekong Strategic Partners indicates that a larger number of local high-net-worth individuals...

Cellcard wins 5G Asia People’s Choice Award for Operator CxO of...

Cellcard Chief Executive Officer Ian Watson is the 5G Asia People’s Choice Award for Operator CxO of the Year, awarded at the TechXLR8 Asia...

SingMeng Acquires Digi Business, Reform Broadband And Digital Entertainment Market In...

Digi is announcing its operation merge with SingMeng Telemedia. The planned united operation will be from 1st October, 2018. These two well-known providers are collaborating...

Ian Watson shortlisted for “Operator CXO of the Year Award”

Cellcard has proudly announced that Chief Executive Officer Ian Watson has been officially shortlisted in this year’s Operator CXO of the Year Awards by...

E-commerce Site For Local Goods In The Making

The Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) is partnering up with e-commerce experts from Yunnan, in Southern China, to enhance online sales of Cambodian agricultural...

NBC Recruits Banks For QR Code System

A new QR code-based payment system, which is being developed in cooperation with Thailand, will launch next year, representatives of the central bank announced...

Central Bank Urges Businesses And NGOs To Participate In Data Collection

The government on Friday highlighted the need for greater access to data to further the country’s development, urging the private sector to participate in...

ANU Archaeologist Releases Interactive Mobile App For Angkor Temples

Building on the success of the iBook “An Interactive Guide to Angkor” which was recently awarded the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s Gold Award for...
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