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Cellcard retains network leadership in Cambodia – Announced today at Mobile World Congress 2019

Published Date: February, Tuesday 26, 2019

Cellcard has just been announced on the world stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, that it has retained its network leadership in Cambodia.

Today Ookla® awarded Cellcard as the fastest mobile network in Cambodia. Cellcard were also fastest in the three key cities of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville.

This is the fourth consecutive round of awards for Cellcard from Ookla reputed as world leaders for independent network measurement and reporting.

The award was accepted by Royal Group Chairman, Neak Oknha Kith Meng, Cellcard Chief Executive Officer Ian Watson, and Chief Technology Officer Jonjon Naval who travelled to Barcelona for a series of panel discussions and meetings related to 5G readiness and the Royal Group’s vision for the digitisation of Cambodia.

The award was presented at an official presentation ceremony attended by international telecom leaders and experts, members of the press and key representatives of the Cambodian Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC).

Cellcard CEO Ian Watson said accepting the award again this year was a great pleasure and honor.

“Being recognised now for the fourth period of testing from Ookla is proof of our commitment to give Cambodian’s a world class network,” Mr Watson said.

“We are not just catering for our customer’s current demand for data, but planning for the future of pre 5G and 5G data services where speed will be the game changer.

“We are very focused on our plans for 5G with a full range of products, services and vendors from across the globe.

“Cellcard, and Royal Group, is also accelerating our own internal digital transformation as we equip our employees with the tools, skills and resources needed for this very critical step-change.”

He said MWC was always a great gathering of minds to explore and validate technology strategies for the future and to ensure focus remains on innovation and progress.

About the awards:

Ookla “Cambodia’s Fastest Mobile Network

The official report shows Cellcard’s Speed Score for the Q3-Q4 2018 period as 21.57. Speed Score incorporates a measure of both the download speeds of 23.62 Mbps and average upload speeds of 14.58 Mbps on LTE-capable devices.

Cellcard’s speed score of 21.57 comes significantly higher than the competitors:

  • Smart: 12.49
  • SEATEL: 8.12
  • Metfone: 4.21

The full report is available at: https://www.speedtest.net/awards/cambodia/2018

Cellcard’s impressive list of awards since launching its 4G LTE network in 2017 include:

Feb 2019              Fastest Mobile Network from Ookla for period July to December 2018

Jan 2019               Cambodia’s Best Brand Award from CMO Asia

Dec 2018              Fastest Growing Telecommunications Company from Global Banking & Finance Review

Cambodia’s Most Reliable Mobile Operator by IDG ASEAN

Nov 2018             Most Reliable Telecom 2018 – Cambodia by Global Brands Magazine

Sept 2018            People’s Choice Award by 5G Asia (CXO Operator of the Year)

July 2018              Fastest Mobile Network from Ookla for period January to June 2018

April 2018            Fastest Mobile Network from Ookla for period July – Dec 2017

Feb 2018              4G Download Speed, 3G Download Speed, Overall Download Speed and 3G Latency from OpenSignal for period Oct – Dec 2017

July 2017              Cambodia’s Most Reliable Telecom Operator by IDG ASEAN

April 2017            Fastest Mobile Network from Ookla for period of Jan – June 2017


About Ookla

Ookla®, the company behind Speedtest®, is the global leader in internet testing and analysis. Used over fifteen billion times worldwide, Speedtest by Ookla is the most accurate way to measure internet network performance. Speedtest provides people with independent insight into the speed and quality of their mobile and fixed broadband connections. This gives consumers the information they need to understand and troubleshoot their internet experience. Ookla transforms these billions of real-world tests into vital research tools. The company’s flagship enterprise product, Speedtest Intelligence, is used by ISPs, carriers, businesses, universities and government agencies alike who trust Ookla’s commitment to quality and neutrality. With headquarters located in Seattle, Washington and additional offices in Dublin, Ireland, Ookla has been providing global insight into the telecommunications industry since 2006.


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