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Samart Grabs 65 Percent of the Market

Samart Grabs 65 Percent of the Market

Cambodia Samart Communication (CSC) has become the leading phone operator in the

Kingdom by obtaining 65% of the mobile phone market. Operating with NOKIA Technology

from Finland and using the NMT900 cellular phone system, CSC has expanded into seven

provinces: Kompong Speu, Siem Reap, Kandal (Takmao), Kompong Cham, Battambang, Kampot

and Koh Kong. CSC has also announced plans to invest $20 million in 1997 on the construction

of a headquarters building and the upgrading of transmission equipment to improve

capacity and voice quality.

1997 will also see the installation of microwave transmitters in Kompong Som, Siem

Reap and Battambang and an expansion of the provincial network into Svay Rieng and

Takeo.

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