Telecommunications in Cambodia


Telecommunications in Cambodia
Telecommunications

Sm kompong thom busstop telecom building.jpg

Communications towers in Kampong Thom
Telephone land lines 54,200 (2009)
Mobile lines 5,593,000 (2009)
Telephone country code +855
Internet Users 175,000 (2010)
Internet country code .kh

Communications in Cambodia specifically the postal, telegraph and telegram services are regulated under the Ministry of Telecommunications, transport and posts were restored throughout most of the country in the early 1980s during the People's Republic of Kampuchea regime after being disrupted under the Khmer Rouge.

In January 1987, the Soviet-aided Intersputnik space communications station began operation in Phnom Penh and established two-way telecommunication links between the Cambodian capital and the cities of Moscow, Hanoi, Vientiane and Paris. The completion of the earth satellite station restored the telephone and telex links among Phnom Penh, Hanoi, and other countries for the first time since 1975.

Although telecommunications services were initially limited to the government, these advances in communications helped break down the country's isolation, both internally and internationally.

Today, with the availability of mobile phones, communications are open to all, though the country's Prime Minister Hun Sen decreed that 3G mobile phones would not be allowed to support video calling and did not ban them completely as previously reported on this page.


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Telephones

The government state communications corporation is Telecom Cambodia, founded in 2006 as an expansion of the telecom operating department of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. Landline service in Phnom Penh and other provincial cities is available; mobile phone coverage is rapidly expanding in rural areas.

Mobile-phone systems are widely used in urban areas to bypass deficiencies in the fixed-line network; fixed-line connections stand at well less than 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular usage, aided by increasing competition among service providers, is increasing and stands at nearly 20 per 100 persons.

International calling access is adequate but expensive. Landline and mobile service is available to all countries from Phnom Penh and major provincial cities.

  • Main lines in use: 54,200 (2009)
  • Mobile cellular: 5,593,000 (2009)
  • Satellite earth station - 1 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region)
  • International access code: 855

Mobile networks

Radio

Broadcast stations

Phnom Penh

  • Apsara Radio FM 97
  • National Radio Kampuchea
  • Phnom Penh Radio FM 103
  • Radio Beehive FM 105
  • Radio FM 90.5
  • Radio FM 99
  • Voice of America Khmer
  • Radio Free Asia
  • Radio Khmer FM 107
  • Radio Love FM 97.5
  • Royal Cambodia Armed Forces Radio FM 98
  • Women's Media Centre of Cambodia (WMC) Radio FM 102

Provincial stations

There are radio stations in each of the following provinces: Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampot, Kandal, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Pailin, Preah Vihear, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville and Svay Rieng

Television

Broadcast and Cable television network

  • Apsara Television (TV11)
  • Bayon Television
  • Cambodian Television Network (CTN)
  • National Television of Cambodia (TVK)
  • Phnom Penh Television (TV3)
  • Royal Cambodia Armed Forces Television (TV5)
  • DTV STAR (Digi)
  • Cambodia Cable Television (CCTV)
  • Phnom Penh Municipal Cable Television (PPCTV)

Provincial television stations

  • Kandal Province - Broadcasting on channel 27, Bayon Television is Cambodia's only UHF channel. A private television company belonging to Prime Minister Hun Sen, it also operates Bayon Radio FM 95 MHz. It was established in January 1998.
  • Mondulkiri - Established in 1999, relays TVK on channel 10.
  • Preah Vihear - Established in 2006, broadcasts on channel 7.
  • Ratanakiri - Established in 1993, relays TVK on channel 7.
  • Siem Reap - Established in 2002, relays TV3 on channel 12.

Internet

Internet Hosts: 5,452 (2009)

Internet Users: 78,500 (2009)

Country code: .kh

Internet service providers

See also

References


External links

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the CIA World Factbook.



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