PHNOM PENH: Following its consecutive Ookla Speedtest Award wins from 2018 to 2020, Cellcard resurfaces and dominates once again in the Ookla Speedtest Award Report for Cambodia 2023 as Cambodia’s Fastest Mobile Network.
The prestigious Ookla Speedtest Award was presented to Cellcard at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona – the world’s most influential connectivity exhibition – on 28th Feb 2023.
Presented by Ookla and received by the Chairman of the Royal Group of Companies, Neak Oknha Kith Meng, and Cellcard’s Chief Executive Officer, Simon Perkins, the Speedtest Award Win is a testament to the efficacy of Cellcard’s re-energized initiatives towards enhancing network performance.
Working with one of its major network partners, Nokia, Cellcard commenced an overhaul of its network technologies, systems, and prepaid platforms, which services over 99% of its customer base.
Nokia’s critical networks go beyond connectivity to enable self-optimizing, intelligent systems both locally and globally, and with the partnership, Cellcard is able to leverage Nokia’s technologies to modernize Cellcard’s network software and infrastructure to deliver upgraded functionality and quality.
In 2022, the network has undergone several upgrades, including a full software upgrade, VoLTE activation, and full Carrier Aggregation activation in 16 provinces. In addition, IBS and Microcells solution has been deployed to fill in coverage gaps in Phnom Penh’s residential areas and “Boreys”.
Additional network infrastructure in 2022 also includes new sites across in 10 provinces including Phnom Penh, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Speu, Battambang, Preah Vihear, Siem Reap, Kandal, Koh Kong, Sihanoukville, and Svay Rieng.
The initiative is part of an overarching business turnaround agenda and strategy, spearheaded by Cellcard CEO, Simon Perkins, who joined Cellcard in July 2021.