Cellcard, part of the Royal Group of Companies, signed a major Framework Agreement with ZTE Corporation yesterday for the introduction of 5G and an increase of 4G coverage and capacity across Cambodia.
The agreement comes at a critical time for Cellcard and Royal Group as they formalise plans for rolling out 5G as well as evolving its 4G long-term evolution (LTE) coverage and quality.
The agreement covers a significant financial investment that will position Cambodia as one of the leading nations in the region for 5G adoption.
Cellcard and the Royal Group’s vision are in direct support of the government’s agenda for Industry 4.0 to support the growth of the economy and gross domestic product (GDP) and to empower all Cambodians to benefit from the advantages of living in a digital society.
Cellcard’s Chief Executive Officer Ian Watson said: “The Cellcard 5G network has already been a showcase. We have had live 5G demonstrations and reached the highest 5G speeds to date with 1.8 Gbps [gigabytes per second], Royal group have set the benchmark and today we express our readiness and commitment to the government to the next chapter for 5G that will revolutionise the way we do business, the way we communicate, the way we learn and the way we entertain.”
Royal Group’s ICT Division of Cellcard, Wing Money, Ezecom and broadcasting operations CBS and Digital Sky are working in close collaboration for a shared digital strategy for Cambodia.
The strategy will see a full transformation of the information and communication (ICT) sector as the roles of connectivity, data, content and security in people’s everyday lives change with the introduction of 5G and the large-scale adoption of technologies such as the internet of things, big data, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality.
Royal Group Chairman Neak Oknha Kith Meng said: Cellcard, together with the ICT Division operations, would ensure the introduction of 5G in Cambodia would be for a greater humanitarian impact to improve healthcare, education and security for all and help drive the future of a strong Cambodian economy.
Cellcard and Royal Group believe the introduction of 5G and the digitalisation of Cambodia will fully support the government’s vision of industry 4.0. Royal Group will ensure a robust secure and highly advanced 5G service that will benefit all Cambodians. This will help fuel business growth, further develop and diversify the economy and improve healthcare, education and living standards for all.
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