Tharum Bun musings from Cambodia

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This is a recent interview I gave to a foreign correspondent. In the email questions & answers, I talked about the technology community and the emerging startups that Cambodians think help taking the Kingdom of Cambodia on the global map. You can also read my previous blog post about the Cambodian tech startups and coffee […]

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Lately, I’ve written several blog posts about Internet Providers (or ISPs) in Cambodia. In this latest, let’s take a look at Google Wifi, one of the most simplified WiFi routers, that’s both easy to install and use. In addition to this, Google Wifi is pretty much stable and fast. At my home in Tuol Kork […]

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Fiber Edge is an ideal Internet package for small, family-run businesses and technology startups on a shoestring budget in Cambodia. As I’ve been using this Fiber Edge Internet service plan for nearly a year, it’s a good time to share my experience with those who look for a good Internet plan from SINET, one of […]

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These are photographs from May 24, 2013. It was when I stayed in Amsterdam for about a week touring one of the European cities I’ve dreamed of. On one of the days, with two other Dutch fellows, I took a train from Amsterdam to Enschede, a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of […]

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What’s the easiest to understand a technical jargon term? Google that term, you’ll get a lot definitions, including from some the big name dictionaries. Here’s how Sideways Dictionary explains what’s an Internet Service Provider using simple analogy. Internet Service Provider — It’s like a gym. You pay a monthly fee and some get more out […]

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Over the few past months I’ve had a privilege to talk and interact with some amazing Cambodians who have built and served the backbone of the Internet connectivity in Cambodia. Just like anywhere else in the world, when people can access fast Internet, there are endless possibilities. These three people told me about their work […]

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Among the Southeast Asian countries, Cambodia still sees the lowest rate of toilet coverage, which has lead to disease, environmental issues, and impeded economic development among the population. I believe that although it is really challenging to tackle one of Cambodia’s biggest development obstacles, we citizens should work together to put a stop to all […]

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This is an unedited interview I gave to Matt Surrusco of The Cambodia Daily. Matt Surrusco: What accounts for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s wide reach and popularity on Facebook? In term of content strategy, I don’t think there is anything new. Before long there was national TV coverage for the mass audience. Back in the […]

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If you’re currently looking for an Internet Provider for either your home, office, or business, this is the guide for you. There are nearly 20 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Cambodia. These ISPs are based in Phnom Penh with branches in major provinces like Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. Although there are many ISPs operating in […]

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/ December 19, 2016 / Comments Off on Cambodia: tech startups and coffee culture

Cambodia: tech startups and coffee culture

In May 1997 people in Cambodia could join the wider world through the Internet for the first time. Back then, the dial-up connection speed was 64Kbps, which allowed the Internet users to exchange email messages and surf web pages. Fast forward to 2016, you can subscribe to a dedicated 150Mbps fiber optic connection. In a […]

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