Edotco (Cambodia) Co Ltd, an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company, said is ready to partner with the government to build the digital infrastructure needed to transform Cambodia into a digital economy.
Speaking at the sidelines of Digital Cambodia 2019 on Friday, Phillip Wong, Edotco chief regional officer of growth markets, said his company can support the government achieve its vision of a digital Cambodia by deploying agile and sharable solutions.
“We are committed to working with the government and mobile network operators to introduce next-generation technologies that will enhance network availability across the nation,” Mr Wong said.
“Partnering with all stakeholders in the sector is a key element of our strategy to develop the telecommunications infrastructure in the country.”
He said Edotco’s drive to enhance connectivity through innovative solutions is in line with the goal of advancing the local ICT sector. “We continue to look for ways to enhance network coverage through innovative approaches and build the infrastructure that the country needs,” Mr Wong said.
Mr Wong said Edotco can build inconspicuous cell tower trees as well as in-building cellular enhancement systems and other smart city solutions that can help Cambodia meet 4G, 4.5G and even 5G requirements.
He said the company supports the government’s strategy to transform the country into a digital economy by improving connectivity, developing the regulatory framework and enhancing e-governance capabilities.
“We are committed to enhancing network coverage through innovative approaches that will bring faster coverage to more people, reducing costs and the environmental impact while improving efficiency,” Mr Wong said.
“We will continue to focus on providing the right sharable infrastructure required to facilitate Cambodia’s digital agenda, which will include next-generation technologies such as small cells and smart lamp poles.”
Tram Iv Tek, the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, said the government aims to have 100 percent broadband coverage in urban areas and 70 percent in rural areas by 2020. By the same year, it aims to expand access to the Internet to 80 percent of the population.
Partnering with specialist infrastructure companies is essential to ensure Cambodia stays on the right track, Mr Iv Tek said.