Market update on Cambodia
A summary of the discussion from the Cambodia roundtable, and the tale of 1,000 orphaned towers
The 2015 TowerXchange Meetup Asia featured a host of insightful panels and roundtables providing in-depth insights into tower markets across the region. We took the opportunity to sit in on the Cambodia roundtable, led by Phillip Wong, Managing Director of edotco to find out more detail on a Cambodian market that we have recently started to cover. We found out that Cambodia has its challenges including some difficult conditions on the ground and limited profitability, but has a regulator that is willing to encourage foreign investment to promote telecoms development. TowerXchange has also been tracking a portfolio of towers formerly owned by Mfone which went bankrupt in 2013 to learn about the fate of “orphaned towers”.