The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPTC) says it has decided to suspend and/or revoke the licences of 17 telecoms operators.
The move came after some telecoms operators failed to pay their revenue shares to the government. Some were inactive and some reported false revenue figures.
This was revealed when the MPTC’s inspection team was tasked to monitor and audit some of the existing telecoms operators to gather information on the status of their business operations, technical capacities and financial conditions.
“The inspection findings show the 17 operators were operationally inactive, had no employees or were non-compliant regarding their revenue shares and other obligations as required in their licences or that they failed to provide the necessary technical documents,” the statement read.
The 17 telecom operators are CADCOMMs, Emaxx Telecoms Co Ltd, CN Xinyuan Interconnect, Xnet Co, Saturn Holding Ltd, ATA Telecoms, PPIN Internet, HT Networks, Aerospace Information (Cambodia) Technology, Lim Heng Group Co, TPLC Holdings, DG Communication, DTV Star, Kingtel Communication (only VoIP licence revoked), Asia Star Resources Investment Holding (position and navigation licence revoked) and DBKtel (suspension of internet services provider’s licence).
“After their licence suspensions and revocations, the telecoms operators shall settle any outstanding debts to the MPTC and Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC), public debts, private debts and other tax obligations,” MPTC ordered.
“These 17 companies will have to settle any claims by their employees, customers and related third parties in accordance with the laws and regulations in force in the event of disputes thanks to their licence revocations,” according to a statement.
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