Cambodia says hello to the BlackBerry

30 Apr 2009

Telekom Malaysia International Cambodia (TMIC), which operates a GSM-900 network under the brand name hello, has announced what it claims to be the first commercial launch of the BlackBerry solution in Cambodia. The service will allow subscribers to access E-mail, browse the internet, make phone calls, send and receive text and picture messages, and access a variety of business and leisure applications on the move. hello offers its customers the choice between two handsets, the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 and BlackBerry Curve 8320, as well as the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Internet Service. Based on its distribution agreement with the BlackBerry handset manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM), French vendor Alcatel-Lucent will provide the cellco with the end-to-end implementation, integration, launch, and on-going support services for delivering the solution to the Cambodian market. Syed Azmeer, chief marketing officer for hello, said: ‘We are pleased to offer BlackBerry smartphones and services to both corporate customers and consumers. It is an innovative and revolutionary solution that is already used by millions of people worldwide.’ According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, hello was the country’s third largest cellco by subscribers at the end of 2008, with a total of 590,000, representing a wireless market share of 15.05%.