Cambodia Can Boast Relatively Developed Telecom Market, Says BuddeComm Report in Its Report Available at MarketPublishers.com04 Oct 2016 • by Natalie Aster
LONDON – Cambodia continues to be a least developed country and it is also one of the poorest countries of Southeast Asia. However, the government is continuously undertaking efforts to upgrade and expand the local telecom infrastructure, and some positive results are already vivid. For instance, the digital technology is already available in this country.
The Cambodian marketplace is completely overwhelmed by mobile services. This segment has been demonstrating swift growth, with up to 10 mobile operators struggling to gain leadership in the space.
In the meantime, the market had initiated to undergo rationalization, and the number of players went down.
The growth rate of mobile subscribers was no higher than 2% in 2015 and this tendency continued in 2016. As a result, there number of subscribers in the country reached 21.2 million in 2016.
Such slow growth is expected to continue in the upcoming years and the situation is unlikely to change until 2021. The mobile penetration is forecast to be approximately 140% by 2021.
In Cambodia, the number of fixed telephone lines experiences slow decline from a small base since the mobile segment is still expanding. The overall penetration stood at 2.3% in 2015, and it dropped to 1.4% in 2016.
Focus on mobile services is strong in the country and this poses a challenge to the expansion of the internet. The latter one could not boast high take-up rates for years.
The fixed broadband penetration has been growing at a moderate rate. It stood at 0.2% in 2012 and amounted to 0.6% in 2016.
Cutting-edge research report “Cambodia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses” developed by BuddeComm offers a comprehensive guide to the Cambodian telecom marketplace. The study starts with an all-round overview of this country. It focuses on the regulatory environment covering authority in this space as well as latest developments.
The report casts light on foxed network operators and discusses the local telecom infrastructure. The research study looks at fixed-broadband and mobile markets. It also limelights major operators, as well.
More insightful reports by BuddeComm can be found at its page.