Forbes: Cambodia Has Its Own Mobile Payment App, But Will It Catch On Beyond Phnom Penh?

January 17, 2018 — Forbes highlights data from the survey Mobile Phones and Internet Use in Cambodia 2016 in an article, “Cambodia Has Its Own Mobile Payment App, But Will It Catch On Beyond Phnom Penh?

Infrastructure used to be a challenge in the mountainous and forested countryside, but a fierce coverage war among Cambodia’s telecom operators quickly brought the country to near complete 3G and 4G service, with a 4.5G to come soon. Half the country is using data-enabled smartphones, and although users are more likely to be urban-dwelling and educated, up to 40% of rural residents have smartphones, according to a 2016 survey from The Asia Foundation.

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Related programs: Economic Opportunity

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