Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Smart Axiata rolls out VoWi-Fi and eSIM to stay on top

Smart Axiata rolls out VoWi-Fi and eSIM to stay on top

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Smart’s two latest launches reflect it is gearing for 2019. Photo supplied

Smart Axiata rolls out VoWi-Fi and eSIM to stay on top

Cambodia’s leading mobile telecommunications operator, Smart Axiata Co. Ltd. launched two products – the Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) and the eSIM – to bolster its network footprint in the Kingdom as it marches into the new year.

Smart Axiata launched Cambodia’s first VoWi-Fi service, which allows its customers to make and receive calls, and SMS over any Wi-Fi connection. The commercial name for the new service is ‘Smart Wi-Fi Calling’, said a press statement released on December 17.

The technology allows customers with a 4G SIM card and a device supporting the service to use Smart for calls and SMS on any Wi-Fi network anywhere, anytime, seamless in the same way as if it were on a cellular connection.
Stjepan Udovicic, Chief Marketing Officer of Smart Axiata, said the launch was an important milestone to achieve Smart’s goal in offering the best mobile experience.

“As Smart continues to rollout 4.5G services throughout Cambodia, the introduction of Smart Wi-Fi Calling will further ensure reliable calls for all Smart customers in Cambodia and a completely worry-free experience when roaming abroad. Simply said, any Wi-Fi connection is now a part of the Smart network,” said Udovicic.

The product helps users where there is weak or no mobile signal, provided there is a Wi-Fi connection and users can make and receive calls in a way that was not possible before. Such calls will be treated as regular calls in Cambodia, he added.

On December 21, Smart launched the embedded SIM or eSIM, the first in the country, which enables its customers with an eSIM-supported device to enjoy simple onboarding process and use of two mobile numbers.

The eSIM is a global SIM standard that enables customers to load their SIM profiles without having to insert a physical SIM card into their device. It is also a key aspect of mobile powered Internet of Things (IoT) and connected devices which require out-of-the-box network connectivity at scale.

Thomas Hundt, CEO of Smart Axiata, said the launch of eSIM was another major landmark in Smart’s journey towards becoming Cambodia’s Digital Champion.

“eSIM is a key enabler to the next wave of technology that will further enrich our lives."

“Smart is proud to announce that our subscribers will be able to enjoy this new service and all its benefits. With this launch, we are putting Smart and Cambodia into the club of the most advanced countries worldwide,” said Hundt.

MOST VIEWED

  • Kingdom's Covid cluster cases jump to 194

    The Ministry of Health on February 25 confirmed 65 new cases of Covid-19, with 58 linked to the February 20 community transmission. The latest cluster cases include nine Vietnamese nationals, five Cambodians, one each from Korea, Singapore and Japan, with the rest being Chinese. This brings the total number

  • Locations shut, dozens more Covid-19 positive

    The Ministry of Health has closed 23 locations in connection with the February 20 community transmission of Covid-19 and summoned for testing anyone who had direct contact with affected people and places. The number of discovered related infections has risen to 76, including 39 women. In a press release,

  • Cambodia's Covid cluster cases rise to 137

    The Ministry of Health on February 24 recorded 40 more cases of Covid-19, with 38 linked to the February 20 community transmission. Of the 40, two are imported cases involving Chinese passengers. The 38 include two Vietnamese nationals and one Cambodian, with the rest being Chinese. This brings the total cases

  • Covid cluster raises alarm, health bodies urge vigilance

    The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia have expressed great concern over the February 20 cluster transmission of Covid-19 in the community. Both entities appealed for vigilance and cooperation in curbing further spread of the virus. Ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine said

  • PM confirms third Covid-19 community transmission

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on February 20 announced the Kingdom's third outbreak of Covid-19 community transmission after 32 people tested positive in just over 10 hours. Addressing the public from his residence after an emergency meeting, Hun Sen said: "I dub it February 20 Community Event, in which 32 cases

  • AstraZeneca jabs touch down in Phnom Penh airport

    The first shipment of 324,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/SII vaccine which was provided through the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) Facility was delivered to Phnom Penh International Airport on March 2. The rest of the COVAX provided vaccines will arrive in Cambodia at a later date.