CadComms boosts network speed to 14.4Mbps

21 Feb 2011

Cambodian mobile operator Cambodia Advance Communications (CadComms), which provides services under the brand name ‘qb’, has increased the maximum speed of its network from 7.2Mbps to 14.4Mbps. According to a report by The Phnom Penh Post, which cities chief executive officer Alan Sinfield, the project was completed last month and involved upgrading software and improving backhaul connections. ‘We are looking to improve our footprint by providing quality data and voice on a national level,’ Sinfield said, without disclosing the cost of the upgrade. Without elaborating further, he added that the company is also looking to introduce 2G services: ‘We are working on a number of scenarios to provide 2G to our subscribers.’ According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, CadComms was licensed by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) in 2006 and began constructing a W-CDMA/HSDPA network using equipment from Swedish vendor Ericsson. The operator launched services in March 2008 in the capital Phnom Penh, offering mobile TV, video on demand (VOD) and high speed internet. Since CadComms first launched its 3.5G network, services have been expanded to the cities of Takmao, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap, Preah Sihanouk and Battambang, and a number of regions, including Kampong Thom, Svay Rieng, Pursat and Banteay Meanchey.