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With $500M, Seatel Aims to Gain on Faster 4G Network

As part of an ambitious plan to rebrand one of Cambodia’s smallest mobile phone operators, a Hong Kong-backed telecommunications firm plans to invest $400 million over the next two to three years to construct the country’s fastest 4G network, the company’s general manager said Monday.

February 10, 2015

NagaCorp Gaming Revenue Up 17 Percent

NagaCorp Ltd., the owner of NagaWorld Hotel and Casino in Phnom Penh, saw its yearly gross gaming revenue increase by 17 percent compared to 2013 and its nongaming revenue rise by 14.4 percent, according to the company’s filing Wednesday on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

February 6, 2015

Airline Sector to Grow as More Int’l Flights Offered

Cambodia’s flourishing airline sector is expected to witness further growth this year as two new companies begin operating international flights, according to a report released Friday by the Australia-based Center for Asia Pacific Aviation.

January 31, 2015

Cambodia’s Aviation Sector Soars Ahead in Region

Cambodia has the fastest-growing aviation sector in Southeast Asia, with passenger numbers surging 13 percent in 2014 as a result of an increase in visitors from China, according to a report released Thursday by the Australia-based Center for Asia Pacific Aviation.

January 30, 2015

Three Die in Cambodian Vessel off Japanese Coast

Three people were killed Friday when a Cambodian-flagged cargo ship sank off the coast of Japan, according to news agency reports. Both Chinese state news agency Xin­­hua and Agence-France Presse said a total of 10 people were aboard the 1,915-ton ship when it began to sink late Thursday off the coast of Aomori prefecture in the Sea of Ja­pan.

December 27, 2014

Gov’t Plans to Install Surveillance Equipment

The government is planning to install surveillance equipment on the networks of Cambodia’s mobile phone operators and Internet service providers, a senior Interior Ministry official said Tuesday, vindicating concerns about inspections the ministry quietly conducted on telecommunications firms in October.

December 10, 2014

Police Inspected Telecom Firms’ Routers, Records

Police investigators in October visited the headquarters of mobile telephone and Internet service providers operating in Cambodia to examine their routers and other equipment, and to look at the companies’ billing records and data logs, according to documents obtained last month and an interview with a senior police official.

December 9, 2014

Siem Reap Nightclub Blaze Leaves Five Dead

Four Cambodians and an Australian national were killed Tuesday in an apparent electrical fire at a nightclub in Siem Reap City, yet again raising concerns about the disregard for fire safety standards in Cambodia.

November 19, 2014

Demand for Khmer Script Increases With Social Networks

More Cambodians are using Khmer script on their mobile phones, a likely result of in­creased demand to communicate in their native language on social networks, according to the au­thor of a study released Friday.

November 15, 2014

Danish Court Convicts Pirate Bay Founder

Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm, who fled to Cambodia in 2009 to avoid a prison sentence in Sweden, was found guilty by a Danish court last week of hacking computer mainframes operated by U.S. technology giant CSC, news website Daily Tech reported Friday.

November 4, 2014
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