Smart Axiata trials 5G in Phnom Penh

9 Jul 2019

Cambodian mobile operator Smart Axiata has conducted a live 5G trial in the capital Phnom Penh using a mobile device from Chinese equipment vendor Huawei. The firm said that when commercial rollout begins in the next few years, 5G coverage will initially be centred on ‘hotspots’ in major cities.

‘Our mission is to enrich the lives of millions of Cambodians through world-class networks and exceptional digital experiences, which is why we invest USD70 million to USD80 million yearly, primarily in network infrastructure, to improve mobile broadband connectivity across the Kingdom,’ stated Smart Axiata’s CEO Thomas Hundt, adding: ‘Trust that we will continue to improve our existing 4.5G service while preparing for future technologies like 5G in parallel.’

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