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 support the Kingdom’s drive to Digitalisation and the adoption of 5G.
The official ceremony held on 6th of May 2019 at the MPTC headquarters in Phnom Penh was officiated by Chairman of the Royal Group of Companies, Neak Okhna Kith Meng, MPTC Minister His Excellency Tram Iv Tek, and MPTC Secretary of State His Excellency Sok Puthyvuth.
The MoU agreement will see both parties step up collaborations and planning for wide-scale adoption of next generation technologies for use cases such as E-Govt applications, Artificial Intelligence, IoT technologies, as well as an ICT Innovation Centre and Cloud Data Centre.
The MoU also outlines security measures for these future technologies including Disaster Recovery, Digital Signatures and website and government email security.
Neak Okhna Kith Meng said a Committee would be formed with representatives from both the Royal Group and the MPTC to drive the Digitalisation agenda through a series of formal workshops.
“The Royal Group, through our ICT Division, will work with the MPTC to lead the adoption of 5G in Cambodia.
“We have numerous projects already underway and have ensured strong representation of the Kingdom at some very critical delegations including the China Belt and Road Initiative and the Digital Silk Road.
“We placed our first successful 5G call in September 2018 and are launching 5G services for the general public at the end of this year.
“We will ensure Cambodia stands strongly as a shining example in the region for technological evolution in line with the rapidly advancing commercial sector and increasing economic growth.”