Cellcard Receives Recognition as the Fastest Overall Network in Cambodia
Cambodia’s leading telco, Cellcard, received best-in-class recognition from OpenSignal, the global monitor for mobile experience. In a recently released OpenSignal study, Cellcard took the lead in the Fastest Overall Network and Fastest 4G Network categories. The study was conducted between Apr. 1 and Jun. 30 this year, and included the country’s three major providers: CamGSM’s Cellcard, Viettel’s Metfone and Smart Axiata.
Tests on 4G network speed show a clear win for Cellcard, averaging LTE download speeds of 19.7 Mbps. The study indicates that Cellcard’s download speed is twice as fast as test results of its nearest rival, Smart Axiata. It was also noted that Cellcard’s 4G test results also exceeded the global LTE download average of 16.2 Mbps.
In the category of overall network speed, combining 3G and 4G network performance, Cellcard again emerged as the clear winner with an average speed of 8.1 Mbps across all of its data networks.
The report not only highlights Cellcard’s fastest LTE speeds but also its LTE availability, one of the highest at over 70%, allowing its customers to tap faster 4G connections more often. OpenSignal’s availability metric measures the proportion of time users can access a particular network, in this case testers were able to latch onto Cellard’s LTE signals more than seven times out of ten.
The results come on the back of the 4G expansion initiative that Cellcard began earlier in the year, increasing their network footprint, as well as capacity upgrades for 4G and 3G technologies.
Cellcard’s 4G network has gone through an aggressive enhancement. The initiative saw a ten-fold growth on 4G sites from 200 sites in the past year. Cellcard’s CTO, Jon Naval said “speed of implementation was critical for us to meet the huge and growing data demands of our customers. The 4G expansion rollout is the fastest network upgrade roll out, unprecedented in our 20 years of existence.”
Cellcard’s CEO, Ian Watson adds that the network development continues with 3000 sites planned by end of the year and 5G trials as early as December this year.
The OpenSignal achievement follows the recent Award given by Ookla for Cambodia’s Fastest Network and the IDG ASEAN Award for Cambodia’s Most Reliable Mobile Operator.