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Cambodian Network Launches LTE Service

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Cambodia based mobile network operator, Seatel has launched its 4G network, a year after the Chinese owned company started building its network in the country.

Seatel said its coverage is currently available in 17 provinces, including Phnom Penh capital, Kandal, Preah Sihanouk, and Siem Reap, and will cover the remaining provinces by the end of this year.

"We have been constructing a 4G network with a speed 10 times higher than that of 3G," the Phnom Penh Post quoted Han Hanchou, general manager of Seatel Cambodia, as saying at a launching ceremony on Sunday. "Our fiber network extends nearly 7,000 kilometres in Cambodia."

According to Han, Seatel's planned investment is about USD400 million, of which USD100 million has been invested so far.

Moa Chakrya, chairman of the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia said  that he did not expect to see a "price war" among operators in the sector, and that the new development will only strengthen the offerings of the industry.

Cambodia currently has six mobile phone operators.

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