Ministry hits back at rebuke of contentious telecoms law

Cambodia’s Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has defended the controversial new Telecommunications Law following a biting legal analysis by rights group Licadho, which says the legislation is a veiled tool to silence critics and potentially criminalize private expression. Keep reading ...

NBTC to close 900MHz network after row

Thailand’s mobile signals for second-generation (2G) SIM cards on the 900-megahertz spectrum network will be cut off after midnight on 14 March, according to Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) on March 11. Keep reading ...

Vietnam rakes in over $30 billion with phone exports

Vietnam’s exports of mobile phones and parts exceeded US$30 billion last year, surpassing all other products, customs data showed.   That was a 27.9 percent increase compared to 2014, and accounted for 18.7 percent of the country’s total export revenue, it said. The EU was the biggest buyer of ...

Smartphone ownership in Cambodia exploded since ’13: study

The number of Cambodians who own at least one smartphone has almost doubled since 2013, helping put Cambodia on track to having more than half of its population accessing the web in about a year, according to a new study. Almost 95 per cent of Cambodians ...

Laos to launch first satellite

Laos’ first telecommunications satellite (Lao Sat-1) will be launched into orbit on November 21 to spur many facets of development and industry. The satellite, which is owned by the Lao Sat-1 Joint Venture Company, will be part of a network of satellites in Laos and overseas ...

Thailand bids to lure global giants

The Telecommunications Association of Thailand is to submit proposals by 31 August on the strategies and goals the government needs to transform Thailand into a digital hub in ASEAN. Keep reading ...

Flat-rate roaming deal signed with Cambodia

A single flat rate for international mobile roaming between Thailand and Cambodia is planned for early next year after an agreement was signed by telecom regulators from both countries. The pact between the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission and the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia is aimed ...

Thaicom set to seal mobile lead in Laos

Thaicom Plc’s mobile operating unit in Laos has seen its licence extended for another 25 years, six years before the expiry of the original contract. Thailand’s sole satellite service provider expects the extension granted to its joint venture company, Lao Telecom, to cement its leadership in the ...

State-owned telecom slashes landline fees as users go mobile

Burma’s state-owned Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) on 15 July halved the price of landline phone installation after years of wringing the country’s monopolized communications market. The fixed phone rate has been pinned at a staggering 650,000 kyat (US$565) rate for more than a decade. Twenty years ...

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