Smart Axiata climbs above 80% in 4G Availability
Cambodia hit a crucial milestone in Opensignal's most recent test period: Smart became the first operator in the country to surpass 80% 4G Availability, a sign that the operator is reaching 4G maturity. Our users on Smart's networks were able to find an LTE signal 81.7% of the time. All three major operators are now above 70% availability in our analysis.
Cellcard and Smart tie in Video Experience
Cellcard and Smart were statistically tied for our Video Experience award, but despite their close showings, neither operator did particularly well in this metric. Cellcard's score of 44.3 and Smart's score to 45.9 put them both in the Fair range of our 100-point Video Experience scale, meaning that video streams suffered long loading times and frequent interruptions during playback, especially at higher resolutions.
Download speeds are declining in Cambodia
Our analysis found that Cambodia's mobile broadband speeds are continuing to fall. Cellcard won our Download Speed Experience award with an average connection of 8.3 Mbps, but in our August report Cellcard's overall download speed was nearly 2 Mbps higher. Smart's Download Speed Experience score also dropped from 8.4 Mbps to 7.1 Mbps.
Metfone lags behind its peers in most metrics
While Metfone landed in second place in our 4G Availability measurements, it remains well behind its rivals in in most of our metrics. It was the only major operator in Cambodia to receive a Poor score in our Video Experience rating, and Metfone's Download and Upload Speed Experience averages were well behind the categories' leader Cellcard.