Metfone grabs 60% of ADSL market

23 Sep 2009

Vietnam’s military-run telecoms company Viettel commands 60% of Cambodia’s ADSL market and 50% of the country’s landline services, via its subsidiary Metfone, reports Vietnamese daily Thanh Nien. The report adds that Metfone ranks second out of a total of nine wireless service providers in the mobile market in terms of subscribers, with a cellular customer base of around two million. It also claims that it is the only company to provide a fixed-wireless phone service in Cambodia, with almost 20,000 customers. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Metfone was established in June 2007 and attracted 500,000 mobile subscribers after three months of pilot operations. It commercially launched services in February 2009 and plans to install 3,000 stations and a 10,000km fibre-optic cable during 2009 to extend its coverage to the country’s remote villages and islands.

Cambodia, Viettel Cambodia (Metfone), Viettel Telecom