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China Unicom enters local market

Chea Vannak / Khmer Times Share:
A woman walks past a China Unicom sign in Beijing. AFP

China Unicom officially launched operations in the Kingdom last week, offering cloud-based and network services.

The firm is a subsidiary of China Unicom (Hong Kong) Operation Limited.

Speaking at the launch of China Unicom (Cambodia) Operation at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra on Saturday, Minister of Posts and TelecommunicationsTram Iv Tek said the firm will contribute to the development of Cambodia’s digital economy.

“China Unicom has made the right decision by investing in Cambodia as the government is implementing its Industrial Revolution 4.0 policy,” Mr Iv Tek said.

“The company will bring cloud-based, network, and telecommunications services to the country and will contribute to the development of the digital economy,” Mr Iv Tek said.

Im Vutha, spokesman at the Telecommunications Regulator of Cambodia, said the Kingdom is a very attractive market for a company like China Unicom.

“There are about 16 million internet users in Cambodia and almost all of them connect to the internet through their phones,” Mr Vutha pointed out.

Cambodia has 44 internet providers, he added.

Meng Shusen, president of China Unicom, said the presence of the telco in the local market will strengthen ties between Cambodia and China in line with China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

“China Unicom’s goal in Cambodia is to develop the telecommunications market by bringing services to Cambodian society and the people,” Ms Meng said.

Ms Meng said that the telco’s expansion will result in a better service to Chinese-run enterprises across Southeast Asia.

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Operation Limited was incorporated in Hong Kong in February 2000.

It provides a full range and high-quality information and telecommunication services, including mobile broadband, fixed-line broadband, GSM and fixed-line local access.

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