As increasing numbers of Cambodian’s buy smartphones, it is changing the way that people across the country get their news and knowledge, entertainment, and interact with each other.
Organized by the USAID’s Cambodia Development Innovations, speaker Javier Sola will be gracing the presentation by shedding some light into new data on mobile phones and Internet trends for 2015. He will also be touching on the kind of social media Cambodians are using today.
Nearly 40 million smartphones have been sold across South-East Asia with a 9% increase in sales volume just within the first half of the year. Amongst the region’s key markets, Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines proved to be the top 3 fastest growing markets with 27%, 13% and 10% growth respectively. And, the top 3 biggest smartphone markets were Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam with 14.9 million, 6.6 million and 6.0 million respectively.
On March 19th, Beeline, the fourth largest telecommunication network in Cambodia, announced that it had been bought over by Metfone, a telecommunication network run by Vietnam’s Viettel Group.