Despite a crowded playing field, Cambodia’s fixed-line internet services market continues to attract new players.
The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) issued four licences to new internet service providers (ISPs) and two to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers since the start of the year.
Im Vutha, Director of the TRC’s regulation and dispute unit, said the new entries show that the market is still attractive to investors as many areas of the country are poorly served by existing infrastructure.
“There is still room for customer growth in the market and with increased investment, the user base could expand in remote areas where there is limited internet access,” he said to the Phnom Penh Post.
The number of fixed-line subscriptions continues to grow steadily, reaching 88,000 as of June, a 15 percent increase compared to the year prior. However, this growth is greatly overshadowed by mobile internet, with more than 7 million mobile phone subscribers currently having access to the internet through their phones.
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