According to the latest news from Xinhuanet on the 8th, Cambodia’s largest mobile operator Smart Axiata announced that it has reached a cooperation with Huawei and will be the first to launch 5G services in major cities in Cambodia by the end of this year. It is reported that with the support of Huawei's technology, Smart Axiata has successfully conducted the first 5G field test demonstration a few days ago.
As the leading operator in Cambodia, Smart Axiata currently has approximately 8 million users in Cambodia. According to the latest data from the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Cambodia, among Cambodia’s 16.2 million population, approximately 14.1 million people have access to the Internet. In other words, Smart Axiata’s market share is nearly 60%.
And Smart Axiata this time The cooperation with Huawei is not only the second cooperation between Cambodia and Huawei this year, but also one of Huawei’s intensive efforts in the Cambodian telecommunications market over the years.
Actually, as early as 1999, Huawei had already started business in Cambodia, and had extensive relationships with local mainstream telecom operators. Cooperation. Up to now, Huawei has provided communication networks and terminal equipment for about 55% of Cambodia’s population. In addition, Huawei has also created many jobs for the local area. Data shows that the proportion of local employees in Huawei Cambodia exceeds 70%.
For Huawei, after the cooperation with Smart Axiata, Huawei’s market share is stillWill be further expanded. More importantly, For the cooperation between Smart Axiata and Huawei, the Cambodian telecom regulator also expressed welcome and support. In other words, Huawei has officially established a foothold in the Cambodian 5G market.
Cambodia is one of the first countries in Southeast Asia to deploy 4G, andWith a young population structure (more than half of the population is under the age of 25), this means that in the upcoming 5G era, Cambodia will become one of the most powerful telecom markets.
As of now, Huawei has won 50 5G commercial contracts and shipped 150,000 base stations. Nearly two-thirds of the world’s released 5G commercial networks are deployed by Huawei. After the Cambodian market door is opened, Huawei's advantage in the 5G competition will increase by one more point. What's more, Cambodia's choice will also become a model for other Southeast Asian countries.
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