Ministry revokes licence and spectrum of CadComms

25 Jun 2020

Cambodia’s Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) has withdrawn the operating licence and spectrum of Cambodia Advance Communications (CadComms), which provided services under the brand name qb. Khmer Times cites Im Vutha, a senior official from the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC), as saying that the licence was revoked because the firm no longer had any ‘business activities’, despite indications that it planned to deploy a 4G network. He added that the government has taken back the spectrum and could reallocate it through a competitive bidding process in the future.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, CadComms was licensed by the MPTC in 2006 and launched a W-CDMA/HSDPA network in March 2008 using 2×10MHz of spectrum in the 2100MHz band. In order to expand its coverage, the operator went on to sign a network infrastructure sharing agreement with CamGSM (Cellcard).