Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Metfone marks 13 years in Cambodia with mission to create ‘A Connected Digital Society’ in the Kingdom

Metfone marks 13 years in Cambodia with mission to create ‘A Connected Digital Society’ in the Kingdom

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Metfone CEO Phung Van Cuong.

Metfone marks 13 years in Cambodia with mission to create ‘A Connected Digital Society’ in the Kingdom

Metfone on Saturday marked its 13 years of operations in the Cambodian market by launching its refined mission to create “A Connected Digital Society” in Cambodia.

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

The telecommunications company – which officially started offering services in Cambodia more than a decade ago – has gone on to build the largest telecommunications network infrastructure covering all residential areas, and currently provides services to nearly nine million users across the Kingdom.

The company’s great success has been hugely thanks to the support from the Cambodian government and relevant institutions, as well as the hard work of the company’s 2,000-strong workforce who have strived to build Metfone as one of the best companies in Cambodia.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all relevant government authorities for their support for us to operate our business here. Especially during the global outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic in 2020 and 2021, the Cambodian government developed a well-timed and effective vaccination strategy, along with strict anti-epidemic measures to minimise the impact on the business environment.

“Also, my profound thanks to our great staff and employees for making Metfone a successful company.

“Building upon our great success, we today mark our 13th anniversary with our brand mission to create ‘A Connected Digital Society’ in Cambodia. And to achieve the mission, we will build up the most advanced telecoms network with most modern technologies such as 5G, narrowband IoT, Big Data and AI; and implement ICT solutions and services for government, ministries, enterprises, organisations and households including smart city, e-government and cloud-based services.

“We will also invest in VAS and media content as well as switch to digital services with free games, videos and applications for all customers,” said Metfone CEO Phung Van Cuong.

Metfone has received awards and prizes from some of the world’s most renowned organisations since its entry into the field of telecommunications and information technology. The awards have been given in recognition of the company’s best products and services to users.

Having last year won four gold awards for CamID, SIS system, eMoney and e-wallet, and the Buddhist film series “Path of Dharma”, Metfone was named by the IBA International Award organisation as being in the top five companies receiving the most awards of the year.

In addition to serving its nine million users, Metfone has also been active in CSR activities to give back to society.

Some of its outstanding CSR work includes: “It is not a dream” programme; “Internet for schools”; Metfone health care programme for poor people in collaboration with humanitarian organisation Samdech Techo Voluntary Youth Doctor Association; its relief packs in collaboration with the Cambodian Red Cross; Metfone funds to the government for fighting Covid-19; and the Metfone Cambodian Leagues in sport.

The total amount contributed to social activities so far is $100 million, and it continues to provide $8 million to $10 million annually to support humanitarian efforts.

Going forward, Metfone’s next goal is to consolidate its status as the number one telecommunications and digital technology company in Cambodia with the core mission: creating “A Connected Digital Society.”

Meanwhile, Metfone is committed to investing in a widespread and robust telecoms infrastructure adopting the latest technologies such as 5G, narrowband IoT, Big Data and AI to support the Cambodian government, people and business communities to speed up digitalisation and the “smartization” of business activities.

Last but not least, Metfone will continue to be the number one company in providing telecoms services such as mobile phone, broadband internet, transmission, digital television and media content.

As well as that, new services are taking shape such as digital payments, digital banking, smart city, cloud-based services and online advertisements. All will contribute to a better future – a digital life for the Kingdom of Cambodia.


  • Ministry taking steps over Thai ‘replica’ of Angkor Wat

    The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has dispatched experts to inspect the ongoing construction of a temple in Wat Phu Man Fah, located in Thailand’s Buriram province. This temple appears to be a replica of Cambodia’s renowned Angkor Wat. The ministry said

  • Ream base allegations must end, urges official

    A senior government official urges an end to the allegations and suspicions surrounding the development of Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base, now that Prime Minister Hun Manet has addressed the issue on the floor of the 78th UN General Assembly (UNGA 78). Jean-Francois Tain, a geopolitical

  • PM to open new Siem Reap int’l airport December 1

    Prime Minister Hun Manet and Chinese leaders would jointly participate in the official opening of the new Chinese-invested Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport on December 1. The airport symbolises a new page in the history of Cambodian aviation, which will be able to welcome long-distance flights to

  • CP denied registration documents by ministry

    The Ministry of Interior will not reissue registration documents to the Candlelight Party (CP). Following a September 21 meeting between ministry secretary of state Bun Honn and CP representatives, the ministry cited the fact that there is no relevant law which would authorise it to do

  • Minimum wage set at $204, after Sep 28 vote

    The minimum wage for factory workers in the garment, footwear and travel goods industries for 2024 has been decided at $204 per month, with the government contributing $2. Following several negotiation sessions, the tripartite talks reached an agreement during a September 28 vote, with 46 of 51 votes supporting the $202 figure.

  • Thavisin touches down in Phnom Penh for first official visit to an ASEAN member state

    Thailand's newly appointed prime minister Srettha Thavisin has arrived in Cambodia for a one-day visit. The trip marks his first visit to an ASEAN country since taking office and aims to enhance bilateral trade and investment. According to the agenda, Thavisin is scheduled to hold