Cellcard invests $200m to expand its 4G LTE network

17 October 2016 |


Cellcard, the Cambodian operator, has announced plans to invest $200m in the upgrade and expansion of its wireless network over the next year.

Cambodian mobile operator CamGSM, which operates under the name Cellcard, plans to invest approximately $200m in the upgrade and expansion of its wireless network over the next year, in order to meet the surging demand for 4G LTE data services. The Phnom Penh Post has quoted CamGSM CEO, Ian Watson, as saying that the country’s operators need to invest in expanding and improving high-speed mobile data coverage in order to survive in Cambodia’s highly competitive wireless market.

Watson said: ‘Moving forward, Cambodia’s only 100% Cambodian-owned company plans to cement its position at the forefront of mobile internet services with a 4G expansion initiative that will make it the biggest 4G network in the country by the second quarter of 2017, with over 2,600 data sites.’

CamGSM announced the commercial launch of 4G LTE services using the 1800MHz spectrum band in November 2015. The network was initially available in Phnom Penh, but has been rolled out to other areas including Battambang, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Banteay Meanchey and Svay Reang.