Cambodia picks Korea’s DMB for mobile broadcast

  • Published : Aug 24, 2010 - 16:44
  • Updated : Aug 24, 2010 - 16:44

Cambodia adopted the digital multimedia broadcasting service, invented and developed by South Korea, as the nation’s standard mobile broadcasting method on Tuesday.

The Korea Communications Commission said Cambodia plans to commercialize the DMB service, which is currently being tested, by the end of this year.

Such details were announced following a meeting with KCC vice chairwoman Lee Kyung-ja and her Cambodian counterpart in Cambodia.

The country’s telecommunications and broadcasting regulator has been providing the DMB service for Cambodia’s public broadcasting station TVK since the nation was picked among some developing countries in a state support project which started last year.

The two countries pledged to work more closely on future IT matters by signing the agreement.

The KCC also expects business opportunities to further widen for local companies which produce and sell electronic devices and subparts as the DMB service fully launches overseas.

The information and technology infrastructure in Cambodia -- a country with a population of 15 million -- has been destroyed mainly due to political instability. The rates of households with fixed-line services and the Internet were at a low 0.37 percent and 0.53 percent, respectively, and the portion of people with mobile communication devices was 38 percent in 2009, according to KCC officials.

By Cho Ji-hyun (