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E-Business Workshop in Cambodia

Are you young startups or entrepreneurs who are interested in doing digital business in Cambodia?

Cambodia is still a beginning in term of online content - which is the global trend now - it means that there are many opportunities for young startups and entrepreneurs. Come and listen to the first-ever event “E-Business Workshop”, an English-speaking conference in Cambodia, which will be held on March 26, 2016, at 2.00pm at Emerald Hub, to meet a few key online Cambodian players who will share their experiences.
Electronic business, or e-business, is the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) in support of all the activities of business. ~ Wikipedia

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Meet the Speakers:
The speakers are major players of the Cambodian economy, and will share with you their business magic recipes:

  • Mr. Chy Sila, CEO of Sabay Digital Corporation: “How to build a 2M fans Facebook page and monetize it”
  • Mr. Niek Van Veen, CMO Cellcard: “How the telco industry is booming through online marketing”
  • Mr. Chum Borey, Founder of LM Hospitality: “How to turn online the Cambodian successful tourism and hospitality sector”
  • Mr. Valentin Vermersch, Country Manager of Kaymu: “The key pillars the #1 online shopping mall in 25 emerging countries”
  • Mr. Sopheakmonkol Sok, Co-founder & CEO of Codingate: “How the design and developing agencies are boosting e-business in Phnom Penh”

Interested in the workshop? Get your free ticket here.

The First E-Business Workshop in Cambodia

Whar are 100 Brilliant Business Minds' Quotes?

Inspirational quotes are still the quote even though it is from the famous business leaders if we do not take it into own action. But sometimes, those are very useful tools to inspire ourselves when experiencing as them. That why the 100 best quotes are here.

Here are the sample of their quotes:

Bill Gates
Founder, Microsoft
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
Warren Buffett
Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway Inc
Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.
Steve Jobs
Founder, Apple
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Larry Page
Co-founder, Google Inc.
If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.
Henry Ford
Founder, Ford
If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said, "a faster horse"!

 Jeff Bezos
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
Cher Wang
Co-founder, HTC Corporation
I always have this imagination, something I want to use. I don't understand the idea of leisure time.
Colonel Sanders
Founder, KFC
There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business there.
Howard Schultz
Chairman & CEO, Starbucks
Success is best when it's shared.
Jack Ma
Founder, Alibaba Group
Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.
Check out infographic below for 100 brilliant business minds and what they said:

100 Best Quotes from Brilliant Business Leaders [Infographic]

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You also can read those quotes more on Funding Circle.

100 Best Quotes from Brilliant Business Leaders [Infographic]

Online Business Registration in Cambodia

Starting on January 4, 2016, every businessman and trade companies that have established their headquarters, branches, representative offices, affiliates or agents based in the Kingdom of Cambodia are obligated to register their businesses through the Ministry of Commerce’s automated business registration system from anywhere via this website:

The Commerce Ministry also announced to all 42,000 companies that currently registered to do business in Cambodia would be required to re-register online before March 31 or pay a fine.

What is the ease of doing business rank in Cambodia?
The World Bank currently ranks Cambodia 180 out of 189 countries on the ease of starting a business, and estimated in its most recent Doing Business 2016 report that it takes an average of three to four weeks to register a company with the government.
The new system as a way to make Cambodia more attractive to investors, eliminating face-to-face interactions between government officials and businesspeople and reducing the role of the brokers who previously guided applicants through the complex registration process. I am confident that Cambodia would be able to significantly improve on that score with its revamped registration process, which now takes only about an hour. It can allow a company to be created at any place with Internet, and the registrants can print the documents themselves, Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol said on The Cambodia Daily.
Fee via this online registraion?
It costs 1,720,000 riel (about $430) which companies can pay via ACLEDA bank's online payment or the online payment couldn’t function properly, customers are still able to pay the public service fee at ACELEDA BANK, CANADIA BANK, and FOREIGN TRADE BANK. Find more about the Business Registration Fee here.

SEE ALSO: Inflation rate in Cambodia 2020

How to use the system?
You can follow this video instruction below for online registration (Khmer language):

Watch the instruction in English version below:

Are you still unclear about this new system?  For more information, please contact Business Registration Department of Ministry of Commerce located at Lot 19-61, MOC Road (113B Road), turn in from Russian Blvd, Phum Teuk Thla, Sangkat Teuk Thla, Khan Sen Sok, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia (see on Google Maps) or call to 023 866 050.

SEE ALSO: Intellectual Property in Cambodia

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How to Register Your Business Online in Cambodia

Inflation Rate in Cambodia 2020
Cambodia: Inflation Rate 2002 - 2020
This statistic shows the inflation rate in Cambodia from 2002 to 2015, with projections up until 2020.

Inflation as measured by the consumer price index reflects the annual percentage change in the cost to the average consumer of acquiring a basket of goods and services that may be fixed or changed at specified intervals, such as yearly ~ World Bank.
The inflation rate in Cambodia was recorded at 3.5 percent in 2015. It averaged 5.3 percent from 2002 until 2015, in May of 2008 as a small, open economy, Cambodia is particularly sensitive to price developments in the world economy, and due to its total dependence on externally-supplied energy sources, the hike in the global oil price in the previous year and this year was having an impact on Cambodian inflation performance. Surging international food prices had also driven local prices to rise, pushing Cambodia's inflation rate to a peak of 25 percent ,and a record low of -0.7 percent in 2009. The projected average inflation rate amounted to about 3.2 percent in 2020. Check out the interactive chart here!

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Inflation rate in Cambodia 2020

Intellectual property is a vital asset for many firms doing business in Cambodia. Whether it is to distinguish goods from competitors’, protect the fruits of research investment, or maintain the confidentiality of financial plans, IP considerations surface in virtually all industries.

Cambodia’s 2004 accession to the World Trade Organization prompted the adoption of several laws regulating intellectual property rights. While it will be a number of years before Cambodia comes into full WTO compliance, investors can take advantage of this developing regulatory framework and seek out protection for their inventions, trademarks, industrial designs, and other creative products.

Although the laws are still in the early stages of development, relatively efficient procedures for registering and enforcing important IP rights are in place. Ignoring or postponing registering IP assets
can be very costly in the end.

What is Intellectual Property?
Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind: inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. IP is divided into two categories:

1. Industrial Property includes patents for inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications.

2. Copyright covers literary works (such as novels, poems and plays), films, music, artistic works (e.g., drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures) and architectural design. Rights related to copyright include those of performing artists in their performances, producers of phonograms in their recordings, and broadcasters in their radio and television programs.
What Are the Benefit Of IP?
In the increasingly knowledge-driven economy, intellectual property (IP) is a key consideration in day-to-day business decisions. New products, brands and creative designs appear almost daily on the market and are the result of continuous human innovation and creativity. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are often the driving force behind such innovations. Their innovative and creative capacity, however, is not always fully exploited as many SMEs are not aware of the intellectual property system or the protection it can provide for their inventions, brands, and designs.

If left unprotected, a good invention or creation may be lost to larger competitors that are in a better position to commercialize the product or service at a more affordable price, leaving the original inventor or creator without any financial benefit or reward. Adequate protection of a company's intellectual property is a crucial step in deterring potential infringement and in turning ideas into business assets with a real market value. Taking full advantage of the IP system enables companies to profit from their innovative capacity and creativity, which encourages and helps fund further innovation.

Please find out more details about both IPs' categories as the following:

1.1 Trademarks
In February 2002, the Law Concerning Marks, Trade Names, and Acts of Unfair Competition (Trademark Law) entered into force, although registration of trademarks was possible prior to that time.

The Trademark Law is quite comprehensive in its scope, as it covers the protection of trademarks and service marks, when an objection to registration may be made, and the prior given when there has been a previous registration in another country, among other things. The protection given to trademark owners is also defined, as well as their right to assign, transfer, and license their trademarks. Civil remedies, as well as administrative remedies, are made available under the law.

Mark means any visible sign capable of distinguishing the goods (trademark) or service (service mark) of an enterprise.
Trademark Official Fees
1.2 Patents
Cambodia’s Law on Patents, Utility Models and Industrial Designs provides a set of exclusive rights to an inventor or his assignee for a fixed period in exchange for disclosure of an invention, utility model or industrial design. Enacted in 2003 to comply with Cambodia’s WTO obligations, A 2006 Prakas detailing procedures supplemented the Law. Although the Law is relatively new and untested, it specifically provides that any international Intellectual Property treaty to which Cambodia is a party7, will trump the national legislation in case of conflict. While Cambodia is not a party to the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the Law provides a procedure for registering foreign applications in Cambodia.

The Official Fees of Patent Registration
1.3 Utility Models
A utility model certificate, known elsewhere as a petty patent, differs from a patent in its term (7 years instead of a patent’s 20) and lacks the inventive-step requirement. Thus, a utility model means any invention that is new and industrially applicable, and is or relates to a product or process. They are less significant technological advances, and therefore are granted a shorter term of exclusivity.

Although the Law concerning utility model certificates passed in 2003, few utility model applications have been filed. Currently the government has not issued a utility model certificate. This guide will provide a straightforward and comprehensive overview of the matter. Almost all the provisions are identical to the patent articles. Although the law is relatively new and untested, it specifically provides that any international Intellectual Property treaty to which Cambodia is a party10, will trump the national legislation in case of conflict. While Cambodia is not a party to the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the Law provides a procedure for registering foreign applications in Cambodia.

The Official Fees of Utility Model Certificates
1.4 Industrial Designs
Cambodia’s Law on Patents, Utility Models and Industrial Designs provides a set of exclusive rights to a designer or his assignee for a fixed period in exchange for disclosure of their industrial design. Enacted in 2003 to comply with Cambodia’s WTO obligations, the Ministry supplemented the law in 2006 by a Prakas detailing procedures12. Although the Law is relatively new and untested, it specifically provides that any international Intellectual Property treaty to which Cambodia is a party13 will trump the national legislation in case of conflict.

The Official Fees of Industrial Design
1.5 Geographical Indications
Under the international context, a geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on certain products that corresponds to a specific location, where the quality or reputation of the goods is essentially attributable to its place of origin. Examples of well-known geographical indications include Champagne, Florida Oranges, and Prosciutto di Parma. With a registered GI, regional producers should be better able to distinguish and market their goods from the competition.

Since early 2009, GIs are registrable with the Ministry of Commerce under an interim regulation (Prakas on the Procedures for the Registration and Protection of Geographical Indication Marks dated May 18th, 2009), as the National Assembly considers a full GI law to comply with its WTO obligations.

As part of the registration procedure, the group of producers must submit a Book of Specifications detailing the geographical area, production conditions, and qualification process for the products. Both domestic and foreign GIs can be registered. The initial term of protection is for ten years, renewable indefinitely.

Thus far, there have been two registered GIs in Cambodia – Kampot Pepper and Palm Sugar from Kampong Speu. They were both registered in April, 2010.

2. Copyrights
Cambodia’s Law on Copyright and Related Rights provides protection for original works of authorship. Enacted in 2003 to comply with Cambodia’s WTO obligations, the government modeled the Law on general copyright principles common to many other jurisdictions. While the Law has been in effect for several years now, it is largely untested and copyright infringement is rife.

The Official Fees of Copyrights & Related Right Certificates
2.1 Authorship
The author is the person, or persons, who create a work. All economic and moral rights automatically vest in the initial author or authors. The Law presumes that the person or persons in whose name the work is created and disclosed are the authors, unless there is evidence to the contrary. A collaborative work is the product of the joint efforts of two or more natural persons, the co-authors. Co-authors can only exercise their rights with the unanimous and written consent of all other co-authors. In case of disagreement, they must petition a court for resolution. A work made by an author within the scope of employment, unless contracted otherwise, is considered to have been transferred to the employer. Anonymous and pseudonymous authors have the same rights as named authors. However, unless such an author makes known her identity and demonstrates she is the author, the publisher or original discloser of the work will represent her. The representative can enforce the author’s moral and economic rights, but must have in their possession an agreement identifying the author.

For audio-visual works, the law presumes that the co-authors are the director, the author of scenario, author of the adaptation, author of the spoken text, author of the musical composition, and the author of the graphic arts for animations.

2.2 Economic Rights
The author enjoys the exclusive economic rights to their work, subject to certain limitations. The core of the economic right is the exclusive right to exploit the work by authorizing the reproduction, communication to the public, and the creation of derivative works. 

2.3 Moral Rights
Authors also enjoy certain moral rights, which are perpetual, inalienable, undistrainable, and imprescriptible. Although the author cannot sell or transfer moral rights during his lifetime, they rights pass to the heirs on the author’s death. There are three specific moral rights. First, the author has the exclusive right to decide the manner and timing of the work’s disclosure, as well as the principle to govern this disclosure. Second, the author has the right to be publicly credited with the work and title. Third, the author has the right to oppose all forms of distortion, mutilation or modification of the content of the work that would be prejudicial to their honor or reputation.

2.4 Performance Rights
The Law contains special provisions for a performer’s rights. A performer is any artist, dancer, musician, singer, or other person who gives a performance.

Other two categories that have not been included in the both IPs:
Trade Secrets
The Law typically defines a trade secret as any commercially valuable information that is not known, nor readily ascertainable, and is subject to reasonable efforts to maintain its secrecy. Cambodia has no law specific to trade secrets, though a draft is under consideration. Nevertheless, provisions in a variety of laws impose duties of confidentiality and penalties for divulgence ofcommercial secrets.

Non-disclosure agreements are often used to maintain the confidentiality of information that needs to be shared, with an employee or contractor for example. Such agreements are contracts like any other, and would be enforceable under the Contract Law (1988).

The Law on Commercial Enterprises (2005) prohibits the unauthorized publication of a firm’s financial statements. It also requires the Ministry of Commerce to maintain the confidentiality of most company documents in its records. The Law on Audit (2000) also imposes a duty of confidentiality on government auditors.

The Law on Banking and Financial Institutions (1999) prohibits certain people from disclosing any confidential information in accounting or administrative documents. The Law provides for criminal penalties of up to five (05) years imprisonment and $60,000 in fines. As in virtually every country, the Law on the Bar (1995) requires lawyers to maintain client confidences.

SEE ALSO: Inflation Rate in Cambodia 2020

Finally,the promulgated PenalCode (2010) contains several provisions on point.It is important to note that only part of this new code is currently in force, the rest coming into effect in 2011. Under the code, any person who holds, because of their position, profession, function or mission, confidential information, and divulges such information, is subject to criminal prosecution. The Law also criminalizes intercepting mail, tapping into telephone calls, and hacking computer networks.

Right of Publicity
The right of publicity allows an individual to prohibit or control the use of his identity for commercial purposes. This would prohibit, for instance, placing on a product’s package a photograph of someone without his or her permission. There is no law in Cambodia specifically on point, nor are any drafts currently under consideration.

The unauthorized use of someone’s identity for commercial purposes may be considered a form of unfair competition, in violation of “honest practice”. However, to the author’s knowledge, this has never been tested in a Cambodian court of law.

Perhaps the only legal provision treating the right of publicity is Article 26 of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights (2003), which prohibits unauthorized biographies.

Check out Cambodia's IP Statistics 2008-2012
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I strongly hope that this sharing would give benefits to your inquiry about Intellectual Property in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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2 Main Types of Intellectual Property in Cambodia

Competition Poster in Khmer
Have you ever dreamed of being an Entrepreneur?

Here is another chance for you to make your dream come true by joining this competition "Young Entrepreneur Venture Cambodia-ASEAN" to win 40,000,000 Riel (about $10,000).
The amount of competition similar to recent competition of Biz Plan Competition by Gazaab Interprise on March 17 at Smallworld Cambodia.
Why This Venture Competition?
The purpose of competition is to encourage and support Cambodian youth nationwide who has willing and dream to be an new generation of Entrepreneur in reality. Moreover, the competition aims to create jobs for Cambodian people and to boom the country's economy.

Awards to be Offered?
There are three categories of awards for successful candidates:
- The First Winner will get 40,000,000 Riel (about $10,000) sponsored by Sathapana Limited
- The Second Winner will get 20,000,000 Riel (about $5,000) sponsored by CAM-Paint
- The Third Winner will get 10,000,000 Riel (about $2,500) sponsored by Phnom Penh Club Association

How Can I Join?
- Application Date: The application will be from now to April 10, 2014, and the successful filled-form applicants will be gathered on April 29, 2014, and final date for successful winners will be on December 28, 2014. You can get the application form at: Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC), Bayon TV, and Sathapana Limited (HQ, and other branches in case you live in province).

You can listen to Tonle Radio FM. 102.5 MHz from 20:00-21:00 (Everyday)

- Requirements & Conditions: Candidates must meet the following conditions:
1. Be in age from 20-35 years old
2. Be creative and differential business idea (which never seen in Cambodia)
3. Have members from 2-5 persons (can be alone)
4.  Be passion, commitment, honest, and sacrifice
5. Work in team
6. Awarding cash must keep to create a real business (the winner business idea in competition)

To win the competition, you have to pass 4 phases:
- Phase 1: Filling the application form to be submitted to the committee for selection
- Phase 2: Your business idea will be scored by the committee, public and fans
- Phase 3: Candidates who passed the Phase 2 in 10 groups will be competed in Sale skills in order to choose only 3 groups for final phase
- Phase 4: Final presentation with supporting by the committee and public.

The first things you have to do:
- Start writing your real image of the dream that you want to be happened in detail
- You have to take benefits from your dream
- Write your reason why you want to make the dream.

Who Makes the Competition Happen?
The program brings to you by several supports from: CJCC, Phnom Penh Club, BTV News, Sathana Limited, EDI, Park Cafe, Cambodia Life, CIC, CEO Entrepreneur, EMI, Image Printing,  and Cam-Paint.
It will be screened on Bayon TV on April 27, 2014 from 1:00-2:00 PM!

Let make your dream come true even though you can win or not from the program but I hope this experience will lead you to create a new world of business by your own hands. Wish you and your team win and become a real successful entrepreneur!

Young Entrepreneur Venture Cambodia-ASEAN Competition

Biz Plan Competition Poster
Gazaab Interprise @ SmallWorld Entrepreneur Creation Challenge (GI@SW) will make its debut March 17th-21st in Phnom Penh. This 5-day entrepreneurship bootcamp will equip participants with the necessary tools, inspiration, and support to launch a new socially-­‐ minded venture. The program will incorporate both theory and practical experience, coupled with inspiration from successful Cambodian entrepreneurs. These guest speakers will include Mr. Din Somethearith, CEO and Co-Founder of Frangipani Villa Hotels; Chy Sila, Co-Founder and CEO of Sabay Digital Corporation; and Sok Sopheakmonkol, CEO and Co-Founder of technology company Codingate. The program will culminate in a business plan competition, where teams will compete for a total of $1,000 (1st place $500, 2nd place $300, 3rd place $200) in prize money, equity investment up to $9,000, ongoing mentorship, and other perks. The program will be conducted in Khmer and English and applications are open to all local applicants.

GI@SW   has   already   attracted   high   profile   sponsors,   including   USAID   Development
Innovations. Kredit, one of the largest micro-finance banks in Cambodia, is supporting the program with a discounted credit line prize for the winners as well as for top management that participate as speakers, mentors, and judges.

The program is led by three organizational partners:  

Gazaab Social Ventures, founded by Jamon Mok and Akash Gurung, develops economically empowered social entrepreneurs with a mission to alleviate poverty. To date, Gazaab has successfully helped more than 153 entrepreneurs start 38 businesses in communities across Nepal, India, Thailand and Indonesia. GI@SW will bring Gazaab’s model to Cambodia.

Gazaab’s  entry  into  Cambodia  is  aided  by  Kym  Cole’s  initiative  Interprise,  which  fosters international collaboration for enterprise development in Cambodia. Kym won the International Institute of Education’s New Leaders Group Award for Mutual Understanding for Interprise, which was informed by her year of research on social business in Cambodia as a Fulbright Scholar.

Thul Rithy is a serial entrepreneur and start-up business promoter in Cambodia. He is a cofounder of SmallWorld Cambodia, a collaborative workspace for passionate, idea-­‐driven youth. Rithy is also a key founding partner of Khmer Talks, Toursanak, and Codingate. He brings extensive entrepreneurial experience and an invaluable understanding of the cultural context to GI@SW.

All applications must be submitted through this online application form. Organizations are encouraged to help their members in submitting this form. Please contact Kym at [email protected] or 089 483 836 if you have any inquiries or need help filling in the application form. Deadline for applications is March 6th. All selected participants will be announced and contacted by 10th of March via phone.

Keep the updates on official Facebook page event!

Business Plan Competition with $10,000 Prize

Nokia Lumia 920 | Credit: Nokia

Recently, Nokia Head Quarter (HQ) in Espoo, Finland announced officially on its blog on December 4, 2012 that Nokia had agreed to sell and lease back its head office building on a long-term lease to Finland-based Exilion. They expect to complete the sale by the end of 2012. The selling price is EUR 170 million.
"We had a comprehensive sales process with both Finnish and foreign investors and we are very pleased with this outcome. As we have said before, owning real estate is not part of Nokia's core business and when good opportunities arise we are willing to exit these types of non-core assets. We are naturally continuing to operate in our head office building on a long-term basis," said Timo Ihamuotila, CFO, Nokia.
Note: Nokia has operated in the building since 1997. The 48,000 m2 building, designed by architect Pekka Helin, is located in Keilaniemi, Espoo, Finland.
Could this issue make Nokia’s employees in the world feel uncomfortable, especially in Cambodia?
Uh… for me, I think at least they will get wondered why the HQ do that. Anyway, now Nokia has been starting up from changing its original concept on sticking with Symbain OS to use Windows Phone OS; especially they, Nokia, use the first Windows Phone 8 for Nokia Lumia 920, 820 and 620. And there are other 3 companies that also initially launched this OS such as Samsung, Huawei, and HTC. All devices are based on System on Chips from Qualcomm. Unfortunately current Windows Phone 7.x devices cannot run or update to Windows Phone 8 and new applications compiled specifically for Windows Phone 8 are not made available for Windows Phone 7.x devices.
Talking about Windows 8, Microsoft (MDP) Cambodia officially launched it on November 15, 2012 at CJCC as mentioned more detail in my previous post, Microsoft Technology Innovation Day in Cambodia 2012.

Which model of Samsung, HTC, and China mobile maker, Huawei, use Windows Phone 8?
For Samsung, Windows Phone 8 is available in Samsung ATIV family (ATIV S, ATIV Tab, ATIV smart PC, and ATIV smart PC Pro).
Samsung ATIV | Credit: Samsung

For HTC, the Windows Phone 8 is available in HTC Windows Phone 8X.
HTC Windows Phone 8X | Credit: HTC

For Huawei, it will be released in the model, Huawei Ascend W1.
Huawei Ascend W1 | Credit: GSMArena

What model of which brand do you select Windows Phone 8 to use? As for Nokia Lumia 920, will it be competed well with other brands like Samsung Galaxy SIII and iPhone 5 in Cambodian market?

Nokia Lumia 920, 820 in Cambodia?

Recent years, I personally noticed that TV industry is booming in the response to increasing of products/services advertise on TV; Nowadays there are about 14 TV channels in Cambodia broadcasting the nationwide and internationally.

What impress me to write this article?
I am really happy to see this booming but what I hate is every TV has the broadcasting time is less than their ads time, I know this is the way they make money from that why they try to create some programs new to attract the audience. Any way, what makes me impressed is the new technology that from-a-Karaoke-maker, Reaksmey Hang Meas Production, that establishes a first HD TV, Hang Meas HDTV, I can say it's a first one in Cambodia. And the second is a new TV established by the same company
,Cambodia Broadcasting Service Co., Ltd., that created a first TV brand, CTV, then MyTV, and recent month, they created a newly brand, CNC (stands for Cambodia News Channel); It's really nice idea.

All above is talking about broadcasting TV in public. So how about the paid TV?
Yes, refer to the word "paid TV" here, I would like to mention on the cable TV. For my own option I know only two companies that provides that service especially in Phnom Penh city today. They are Phnom Penh Municipal Cable TV (PPCTV) and Cambodia Cable Television (CCTV). As for the satellite TV, DTV Star under the company, Cambodian DTV Network Limited.

Do you know which one, cable TV, is the best?
For me, I have no idea about that but through my experience I think PPCTV is better than CCTV. Why I say so is based on its programs, and how about its price? Please find out together :-)!.

Presently I found a new channel called "CTV8 in Test Singal" do you ever watch it too?
I think this new TV is under the PPCTV that targets in public now. Oh...., and another new digital TV service, One TV, a new brand TV that established by a joint venture between the Cambodian holding Royal Group of Companies and the Russian company General Satellite. The main goal of the joint venture is to launch a pay digital terrestrial television service  (DVB-T, 60 channels) in Cambodia and to become a market leader in this new technology. 

The more new coming TVs in the market, the more easier with many options for users!

Cambodian TV is booming!

According to the growing up of Cambodian economic, AEON Group that is a group of retail and financial services companies based in Japan, now it takes into Cambodian market by launching its first service, Micro finance sector called AEON Microfinance which currently locates at No. 320, Preah Monivong (St. 93), corner of St. 252, 12207, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. AEON Microfinance (Cambodia) Co., Ltd opens its only one micro-finance in Cambodia that provides a different service from other ones, Pay on Credit (pay step by step, from small amount by month), by cooperating and collaborating with Cambodian IT and electric related sale companies such as KFour Group, Sunsimexco, TC Computer, Sokly Phone Shop etc.
Here're some words from this company "Our business focuses on installment loan of electric appliance which is new for Cambodia but popular in other countries. Our group holds the company in 9 countries and has 28 million Credit Holders. Our Vision: In Japan and the rest of Asia, our management philosophy is to “Support customer’s life styles and enable each individual to maximize future opportunities through effective use of credit”"
 Note: This company nowadays is planning and building a new biggest mall/super marketing in Phnom Penh (I can say it will be the Biggest one in Cambodia as well) called AEON Mall, and it will finish by 2015, I heard from a representative from AEON.

AEON Group takes into Cambodian market

Minebea (Cambodia) Co., Ltd is a member of Minebea Co., Ltd. in Japan, a corporate giant producing miniature ball bearings, mechanical parts and electronic devices. Minebea’s operations cover 32 manufacturing centers with 52 sales offices in many countries around the world by employing more than 51,000 employees in 14 countries.Minebea is expanding electronic components assembly line (main products: Micro actuators, Brush DC motors, and Vibration motors) in Phnom Penh in April 2011 which located at Phnom Penh Special Economics Zone (PPSEZ), National Road 4, Sangkat Phleung Chhes Rotes, Khan Posenchey, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Minebea in Cambodia

IZUMI Electronic International Ltd is Hong Kong company found on June, 1996 whose activities are Vending Machine Push Button, Remote control, Bill Validator and Aluminum TV flame. IZUMI has been expanded to foreign country such as in China (3 factories). Now there are some major accounts of the company such as Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Sanyo, Fuji and JCM. In APRIL 2011 the expansion of the Company has reached Cambodia. IZUMI Electronics (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. will start its production in Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) from November, 2011.

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