Sinet and Nokia have teamed up to deliver high-quality broadband services in new gated communities and housing apartments in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
Sinet, a local internet service provider, announced on Tuesday that it will work with Finland’s Nokia to roll out gigabit passive optical network (GPON) in local gated communities, also known as boreys, and housing apartments.
The local ISP said it chose Nokia for its quality and technical expertise.
“Providing customers with high-speed, high-quality internet access, Nokia’s GPON solution will form the foundation for a suite of future smart-home services Sinet will provide, including video streaming and home-security systems,” Sinet said.
Sinet CEO Meta Sy said the Cambodian market is crowded with low-quality residential broadband services available at low prices using off-the-shelf access equipment with little consideration to long-term quality and reliability.
“When we decided to deploy GPON in borey and housing apartments, we wanted a quality-based and future-proof offering that would set us apart from the competition.
“That means the service has to be on par with international broadband standards in terms of speed, reliability, efficiency, and ease of troubleshooting, which is why we selected Nokia,” Mr Sy said.
Sebastien Laurent, head of Thailand and Cambodia at Nokia, said, “We offered Sinet the best option for their specific deployment needs.
“Our Mini OLT (optical line terminal) is very efficient for delivering high-speed broadband services to low-density gated communities and in-building deployments and, at the same time, helps save space and thus money.
“Nokia GPON technology will address the growing customer demand for affordable ultra-broadband services at home,” he added.