Cambodia gets 3G minus video

3 Oct 2006

First-placed operator CamGSM, under its Mobitel brand, has launched a commercial 3G service in Cambodia, but without a video phone feature. The dropping of this is to satisfy the government’s ban on video phones introduced in May 2006 out of a fear they will be used to spread pornography, as previously reported by ConmmsUpdate. For a flat fee of USD40 a month, subscribers will get unlimited access to internet and TV broadcasts from three local stations. General manager of Mobitel, David Spriggs, said he did not see the effectiveness of the government’s ban on video phone services when unlimited access to the internet, where pornography was easily available, was allowed.

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