Cellcard Maintained Status As Fastest Cambodian Network In Q4 2023 According To Ookla®


In the latest global set of country reports, Cellcard maintained the top spot according to the Q4 2023 Ookla® Speedtest Awards™ but best consistency and lowest latency are spread among the Cambodian telco providers.

The Royal Group telco Cellcard was previously recognised as Cambodia’s Fastest Mobile Network for 2022, and the best network in H1 2023, as well as being awarded the fastest “Download Speed Experience” in Cambodia for 2023 by Opensignal.

In the Ookla Cambodia Q4 2023 report:

  • Cellcard recorded the fastest median mobile download speed at 33.74 Mbps.
  • Metfone recorded the highest Consistency at 80.8% and the lowest median latency at 38 ms.
  • MekongNet was the fastest fixed broadband provider, with a median fixed download speed of 48.29 Mbps.
  • MekongNet also recorded the highest Consistency at 71.1%.
  • OpenNet recorded the lowest median latency over fixed broadband, at 7ms.
Cellcard Won Fastest Download Experience in Cambodia A Second Time
Image Credit: Cellcard

Fastest Cambodian Telco Providers – Download Speeds Q4 2023

Ookla Speedtest Intelligence® showed Cellcard offered the fastest median download speed at 33.74 Mbps, followed by Smart (28.51 Mbps), and then Metfone (20.15 Mbps)

  1. Cellcard
  2. Smart
  3. Metfone
Fastest Cambodian Network In Q4 2023 Ookla®
Q4 2023 Ookla® Report

The previous Ookla® Speedtest Awards™ report indicated speeds of 36.91 Mbps for Cellcard. Smart Axiata at 31.76, and Metfone Viettel at 21.44, which suggests Cellcard has lagged slightly and the other two operators have improved.

Median Multi-Server Latency –  Cambodia Q4 2023

The Ookla mobile multi-server latency results indicated that Metfone registered the lowest median multi-server latency in Cambodia at 38 ms, just ahead of Cellcard (39), and Smart (42).

  1. Metfone
  2. Cellcard
  3. Smart

Consistency Of Performance – Cambodian Telcos

Metfone was found to have the best consistency in Cambodia during Q4 2023, with 80.8% of results showing at least a 5 Mbps minimum download speed and 1 Mbps minimum upload speed. Smart was in second (79 per cent), and Cellcard was 3rd (77.7 per cent).

  1. Metfone
  2. Smart
  3. Cellcard

Best Performing Mobile Phones – Cambodia

The report from Ookla also provides data on the best-performing mobile phones for internet usage in the Kingdom, and Apple came out on top towards the end of 2023.

Apple phones had the fastest median download speeds and the top handsets were:

  1. iPhone 12 5G Apple
  2. iPhone 13 Pro Apple
  3. iPhone 15 Pro Max Apple
  4. iPhone 14 Pro Max Apple
  5. iPhone 13 Pro Max

Telcos and Mobile Devices in Cambodia

Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo had the next best-performing mobile devices in Cambodia in Q4 2023.

Best Fixed Broadband Providers – Cambodia Q4 2023

MekongNet delivered the fastest median download speeds in Cambodia among fixed broadband suppliers at the end of 2023, recorded at 48.29 Mbps. They also showed the best consistency.

The Fasters fixed broadband providers were ranked as:

  1. MekongNet
  2. SINET
  3. Ezecom
  4. Online
  5. Opennet*
  6. Metfone
  7. Smart

*These are datasets provided by Ookla but Opennet ceased operations in 2022 and customers who wanted to remain with their service were transferred to Ezecom.

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