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This 2013 study is one of several by the Open Institute tracking trends in phone use. The study investigates whether Khmer-language SMS can be used as a tool for government and civil society organizations to communicate directly with Cambodians. It also attempts to understand if smart phones are or will become a key device for accessing Internet and social media. The results provide data on phone ownership, ability to receive SMS in Khmer, and the use of Internet and social media in Khmer. The authors find that almost 90% of Cambodians claim to own their own phone, and over 99% are reachable by phone. 29.5% of Cambodians (±2%) own phones that are capable of communicating in Khmer script. 22% of the phones examined were smart phones.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Communications
  • Communications infrastructure
  • Communications policy and administration
  • Internet
  • Technologies
  • Telephone
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Copyright No
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified
Author (individual) Phong Kimchhoy
Co-author (individual) Uy Sareth; Solá, Javier
Publication place Cambodia
Publisher Open Institute
Publication date 2013
Pagination 25 p.
Date uploaded November 24, 2015, 07:46 (UTC)
Date modified November 27, 2015, 08:01 (UTC)