16 July 2019
Cellcard today announced its third year of winning the Ookla Speedtest Awards for Cambodia as the operator progresses its readiness plans for 5G.
In the official Ookla Speedtest Awards report for Q1-Q2 2019, Cellcard emerges as the clear winner not only nation-wide but also in Phnom Penh as well as Poi Pet and Serei Saophoanon which are two rapidly increasing cities in Banteay Meanchey on the Thai border.
Nation-wide, Cellcard had a Speed Score of 17.51 – compared to the closest competitor Smart Axiata who had a Speed Score of 11.36 and the next major rival, Metfone, who had a Speed Score of 3.46.
Speaking at the press conference today, Cellcard Chief Executive Officer Ian Watson said the awards further cemented Cellcard’s commitment to providing the best possible speeds for customers who continue to demand higher and higher volumes of data.
“Data is playing an ever-increasing role in people’s lives as they increase their daily usage of digital services.
“We are already planning for data usage to change dramatically in the very near future as our pre5G and 5G network enables Enhanced Mobile Broadband.
“Cellcard customers in some locations can already reach download speeds up to 150 Mbps. With selected sites of 3CA and MIMO that can reach up to 300mbps, and soon with 5G speeds will reach more than 1Gbps and even more.
“Our strategy has been centred on delivering the speeds needed by customers to live their digital lifestyle not just today but for tomorrow.”
He said while today’s Ookla awards were in recognition of Cellcard’s achievement on its network, speed would be a critical measure also for its 5G layer along with bandwidth.
“Ookla is already tracking 5G rollouts in cities and countries across the globe such as the USA, South Korea, and Switzerland.
“We look forward to adding Cambodia to that list as early as next year when we expect to see a critical mass of users on 5G enabled devices.”
Mr. Watson said Cellcard would continue to invest in 4G network nation-wide to further enhance indoor coverage, main roads coverage, and high capacity city areas.
“But in parallel, we are delivering on our plans for 5G in the key cities for both residential and enterprise customers.”
In the press event today Cellcard demonstrated what the near future would look like for customers with the first human hologram in Cambodia, other 3D contents and Augmented Reality.
The event was attended by;
- Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) Secretary of State His Excellency Sok Puthyvuth,
- Chairman of Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) His Excellency Moa Chakrya,
- Cellcard VIP business customers &
- Royal Group Executives.
For the full official Ookla report download: https://www.speedtest.net/awards/cambodia/
About the Speedtest Awards:
Ookla “Cambodia’s Fastest Mobile Network”
The official report shows Cellcard’s Speed Score for the Q1-Q2 2019 period as 17.51. Speed Score incorporates a measure of both the download speeds of 18.99 Mbps and average upload speeds of 14.02 Mbps on LTE-capable devices.
Cellcard’s Speed Score of 17.51 comes significantly higher than the competitors:
- Smart: 11.36
- Yes: 7.66
- Metfone: 3.46
The full report is available at https://www.speedtest.net/awards/cambodia/
Cellcard’s impressive list of awards since launching its 4G LTE network in 2017 include:
July 2019 Fastest Mobile Network from Ookla for the period of Jan – June 2019
May 2019 The Best Mobile Network Service Provider awarded by International Finance
The Best Emerging Market Operator awarded by Telecom Asia
Feb 2019 Fastest Mobile Network from Ookla for period July to December 2018
“Download Speed Experience” & “Upload Speed Experience” from Opensignal for period October 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 the period of Jan – June 2017
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The full report can be downloaded https://www.speedtest.net/awards/cambodia/