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Regulator moves to revoke inactive licences

22 Jan 2014

The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) is seeking to revoke licences held by telecoms companies that are not currently providing services, the Phnom Penh Post reports. According to a statement from the watchdog, all telecoms firms have been given a deadline of 28 February to inform the TRC of their current operations or face the revocation of their licences. ‘The TRC will withdraw the licence of companies that have a licence but are not operating and do not complete the form with updated information on time,’ the statement says. The TRC was officially launched in September 2012 as an autonomous and independent regulatory authority charged with overseeing the telecoms industry, notes TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database. Last month the Council of Ministers overruled an unpopular move by the watchdog to re-impose minimum rates of USD0.045 per minute for on-net mobile calls and USD0.0595 per minute for calls to other networks, although wireless operators must instead submit operating cost calculations every six months to enable the regulator ‘to monitor levels of fair competition.’

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