Cambodia formulates national broadband policy with ITU

2 May 2013

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has presented to Cambodia’s telecommunications minister a draft national policy designed to expand the availability of broadband internet access and ICT across the country, reports The Cambodia Daily. The policy was presented to minister So Khun at the ITU’s Asia-Pacific Regional Development Forum, which is being hosted in Phnom Penh this week. Hamadoun Toure, secretary-general of the ITU, said that the ITU had teamed up with UNESCO to set up the Broadband Commission for Digital Development in 2011, which promotes the expansion of high speed broadband infrastructure in developing countries. He said the ITU was providing technical assistance on Cambodia’s broadband policy with a focus on ‘universal access and universal service.’ For his part, Khun said the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) was aiming to issue the national broadband policy in the near future.