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CAMBODIA

  • "Implementation of Telecommunications Sector Policy Reforms and Capacity Building, Final Report (Part 3): Radio Frequency Spectrum Report," by Guinness Gallagher and David Butcher Associates, consultants for the Asian Development Bank, Document TA No. 4830-CAM (December 2007).
  • "Draft telecoms law awaiting approval," TeleGeography's CommsUpdate, 22 July 2009: "Cambodia's long-awaited draft Telecoms Law is awaiting approval by the Council of Ministers, writes local newspaper Phnom Penh Post, citing spokesman Phay Siphan. If given the go-ahead, the legislation will be passed to the National Assembly. According to TeleGeography's GlobalComms database, the draft telecoms law has been in development since 2000, with assistance from the ITU and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The law proposes to separate the regulatory and policy making functions of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPTC) by establishing a standalone regulator which will assume the traditional roles of licensing, spectrum management, interconnection regulation, universal access and numbering..."
  • The Ministry of Posts and TeleCommunications (MPTC).
  • Research Report: Cambodia - E-policy and Strategy for ICT development, edited by Kith Chankrisna, UNDP Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme, 2003: "MPTC is now also allowing DSSS, FHSS and OFDM Wireless Internet Access within the bands of 2.4 GHz, 3.5GHz, 5.2GHz and 5.8 GHz..."
  • "Cambodia Data Communication Selects SOMA Networks to Provide First Nationwide Broadband Wireless Infrastructure," press release via BusinessWire, 12 January 2006: "Computers and MediaRing Ltd, and SOMA Networks, Inc., a leading provider of last-mile broadband wireless access technology, today announced an agreement to deliver broadband services across Cambodia using SOMA Networks' last-mile wireless access system. Through this partnership with SOMA Networks, CDC aims to quickly establish a nationwide broadband infrastructure to meet the growing demand for broadband connectivity and innovative applications throughout Cambodia. This move by CDC, which holds an ISP license issued by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications Cambodia (MPTC), follows its September 2005 partnership announcement with MediaRing...."
  • "MediaRing Launches WiMAX Service in Cambodia Through AngkorNet," press release, 4 May 2006: "MediaRing announced today the official launch of AngkorNet at the Cambodia ICT World Expo 2006, held in Phnom Penh from the 4th to 6th May 2006... AngkorNet is the first Internet Service Provider ("ISP") in Cambodia to offer ...high-speed Internet access and other data applications using new WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) technology. AngkorNet delivers up to 90% WiMAX coverage in Phnom Penh..."
  • Cambodia: Networks, Services and Regulatory Reform by David Butcher & Associates (July 2001).
  • "Cambodia is a latecomer to the Internet with commercial services only launched in 1997. It has the dubious distinction of having the lowest Internet penetration in South East Asia as well as the highest prices..." ---from Khmer Internet: Cambodia Case Study by Michael Minges, Vanessa Gray and Lucy Firth, International Telecommunication Union (March 2002, 46 pages), page 13.
  • "Rural Cambodia is navigating its way online" by James Brooke, New York Times, 26 January 26 2004.
  • "Cambodia goes online" by Simon Montlake, BBC News, 3 March 2003: "Using $1.2m in aid money from the United States, the project's organisers are opening community information centres in 22 provincial capitals around the country. The centres will use wireless technology..."
  • English version of a draft Law on Telecommunications (2002). This law allows for both class licensing and license exemptions in radio. But as it is still listed as a draft, it may not have been enacted...
  • According to a Cisco Thailand manager, quoted in a Bangkok Post article (21 June 2006), Cambodia has authorized WLAN use of the 5 GHz band on a secondary basis. No indication if this was on a license exempt basis, though.
  • "King of the Bloggers," Kable's Government Computing, 13 January 2004: "The King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk, is establishing himself as arguably the most internet savvy head of state in the world by issuing daily internet communiqués on the country's ongoing political crisis..."
  • Open Forum of Cambodia - local NGO promoting information access, participation in policymaking, software localization and email for villages using unlicensed wi-fi (their website is in Khmer with a very small amount of English).
  • Presentation in English about "Village Area Networks" by Amir Alexander Hasson, whose First Mile Solutions partnership developed the wi-fi equipped motorbike for the "Internet Village Motoman" project in Cambodia's remote Ratanakiri region.
  • "ITU Case Studies on Successful Practices in Telecommunication for Rural and Remote Areas: Cambodia" (2004). With support from American Assistance of Cambodia and Japan Relief for Cambodia, First Mile Solutions provides email services based on WiFi motorbikes to dozens of new rural schools.

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