What are the best Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Cambodia?
We’ll take a closer look at major ISPs, many of them are based in Phnom Penh with branches in major provinces like Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. The very first ISP I used is Telstra BigPond. It was back in the late 1990s. In 2002, the Australian ISP BigPond was no longer in operation. Since then, more ISPs are establishing themselves for the growing number of first-time Internet users here.
There are many ISPs operating in Cambodia, but only a few major ones own and operate the most advance optic network covering 25 Cambodian provinces.
Business class ISP that offers fiber Internet connection
I’ve started using SINET since August 2016. I subscribed to Fiber Edge plan (its basic) for my home/office. Before then I used another ISP, which I don’t name here (not really a good experience). Some of the best things I like about SINET:
- Dedicated Internet: I’ve got the fiber connection all for my home/office. This is the huge difference from having a shared Internet link (with my neighbor). The download/upload speed is really good.
- Quick fix. Whenever I encountered any issues with my internet, the support staff have helped fix them in just a day, not a week like my previous ISP. This is a big plus when I need the connection for Skype calls at home or working to meet my deadline, rather going to the cafe.
- If you run a small business or want to have a high speed/quality Internet for home, apartment or office, I’d recommend SINET. In addition to their 24/7 support, their staff are well-trained and responsive.
Since the early 2010s, many Cambodian ISPs target university students by offering affordable home Internet connection. To make it cheaper for most home users, especially those who live in Phnom Penh, their Internet links are shared with others living in those particular areas. Simply put, it’s like their Internet is not just for their own home, but also for their people in their neighbor.
These are some reliable ISPs, many of them are headquartered in Phnom Penh with provincial branch offices:
Y5Net (BDKTel Co,LTD)
Camnet (Telecom Cambodia)
Digi (DTV Star)
MekongNet (Angkor Data Communication Group)
Neocom ISP (NTC)
NTC – NeocomISP Limited
PP Net Phone
PPCTV Broadband Internet Service
SINET (S.I Group Co., Ltd)
Source: Cambopedia – Internet Service Providers in Cambodia