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Mobile still top for local telecoms: TRC data

Mobile still top for local telecoms: TRC data

Recent data from the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) showed that in August there were 19 million mobile subscribers in the Kingdom, surpassing the country’s population by 18 per cent.

The number of landline users reached just 102,775, accounting for 0.64 of the population.

Im Vutha, member of Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) and TRC's spokesmen said based on the statistics, internet coverage has plenty of room for growth.

“The demand for mobile services is nearing its peak,” he said on Monday. “However, as trends continue, internet providers are finding ways to grow their base.”

Vutha said over 75 per cent of the Kingdom’s population or about 12 million people had access to the internet on their phone. This compares with only 132,889 users or just 0.82 per cent of the population who pay for home internet connection.

Cambodia has six mobile operators, seven companies that offer landline services and 34 internet service providers.

From January to August, there were 6.8 million active Facebook accounts in the Kingdom according to TRC data.

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