ROYAL Group yesterday received General Hun Manet, deputy commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, and his delegation for a special visit to discuss readiness for 5G.
The visit was conducted by Royal Group Chairman Neak Oknha Kith Meng, who has been a strong supporter of all initiatives of the Royal Government of Cambodia since the inception of CamGSM in 1996.
CamGSM, now trading as Cellcard, has been servicing the people of Cambodia for more than 20 years and has remained 100 percent Khmer-owned as it has evolved from 2G, 3G, 4G and now 5G.
The visit included a thorough update on Cellcard’s readiness for 5G including a live demonstration of Cellcard’s 5G Standalone (SA) site that has been on air since October 2019 and is now reaching speeds of more than 1.8Gbps – the highest speeds so far achieved in Cambodia.
A special presentation was also made by Wing Money outlining its latest efforts to digitalise and evolve the financial technology industry.
Neak Oknha Kith Meng said 5G will be a giant leap forward in advancing the Cambodian economy and the country must be ready to embrace the technology and ensure it drives economic development and enrichment of its local industries and people’s lives.
“We want Cambodia to be a shining light for 5G in Asean and for Cambodian companies, both big and small, to be early adopters of the technology,” he said.
He added that Royal Group ICT (Information Communications Technology) Division would lead the digitalisation of Cambodia in support of the government’s vision for Industry 4.0, also known as the fourth industrial revolution.
As the only Cambodian-owned group of ICT companies, Royal Group is vital to supporting the government and to national security and economic stability.