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Telecom cable to run from coast to Kampong Cham

Telecom cable to run from coast to Kampong Cham

State-owned Telecom Cambodia yesterday inaugurated its Greater Mekong Telecom Backbone Network Project, which includes the installation of a 467-kilometre fibre-optic cable connection between Sihanoukville and Kampong Cham, the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia said in a news release.

The project is being financed as part of a $39 million concessional loan from Japanese development agency JICA to develop Telecom Cambodia’s infrastructure, and aims to improve voice, internet and video telecom services.

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