This is a guide to help you find the right Internet packages from the best Internet Providers in Cambodia. Based in Phnom Penh, these Internet Providers have branches and sale offices in major provinces like Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. There are many Internet Providers operating in Cambodia, but only a few major ones own and operate the most advanced optic network covering 25 Cambodian provinces. These Internet Providers have a variety of options you can choose: from 3G to 4G to broadband Internet connections, ADSL and Fiber optic cable.
- The Best Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Cambodia
- SINET: Specialist Dedicated ISP
- A list of Cambodia’s Internet Providers
- Shared versus dedicated Internet
- Bandwidth vs. data
- Streaming Netflix best video quality or Ultra HD?
- Internet speed test?
- Tips & Advice
- How to Speed Up Your Internet when in Cambodia
The Best Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Cambodia
SINET: Specialist Dedicated ISP
High-speed fiber Internet for businesses, residences, and home offices
SINET provides the fastest Internet connection speed of up to 500Mbps for both download and upload. I’ve started using SINET since August 2016. I subscribed to Fiber Edge plan (its basic) for my home/office. Before then I used another ISP, which I don’t name here (not really a good experience). Some of the best things I like about SINET:
- Dedicated Internet: I’ve got the fiber connection all for my home/office. This is the huge difference from having a shared Internet link (with my neighbor). The download/upload speed is really good. Dedicated Internet access means that the specified amount of bandwidth sold has been carved out and dedicated for your use.
- Quick fix. Whenever I encountered any issues with my internet, the support staff have helped fix them in just a day, not a week like my previous ISP. This is a big plus when I need the connection for Skype calls at home or working to meet my deadline, rather going to the cafe.
- If you run a small business or want to have a high speed/quality Internet for home, apartment or office, I’d recommend SINET. In addition to their 24/7 support, their staff is well-trained and responsive.
According to the Hurricane Electric, which operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world, “SINET’s Fiber One is Cambodia’s fastest broadband service.” Here’s the list of the Cambodia’s international networks as appeared on the Internet Backbone and Colocation Provider.
Price? Fiber Edge (10Mbps): $400 per year. Fiber Pro (50Mbps): $1,320. SINET is Google Fiber for
For more info about SINET’s Internet packages, you can contact them through:
Tel: (+855) 81 801 999
A list of Cambodia’s Internet Providers
Smart has just introduced this home package @Home, which is one of the cheapest Internet plans for home users. The Basic @Home Wifi (using a Wifi modem) starts at $12 without hassle installation, cable, or deposit. Just buy a modem and pay the monthly fee and you’ll have a Wifi connection at home. The downsize is that if you live in an area where you get low Smart signal, you won’t have a good Internet connection. More info, check out its website here.
has branded itself as a premium (also premium price) Internet Provider in Cambodia. At a speed of 2Mbps for $720 per year, it doesn’t say whether it’s a shared or dedicated connection. Most Cambodians who live in Borey may end up having Ezecom as their Internet provider for its exclusivity.
Digi (DTV Star), PPCTV Broadband Internet Service, SingMeng Telemedia
These three Internet providers are focused on offering local video and movie streaming services.
Metfone and Open Net
Vietnamese telecommunications and Internet providers that have their main link with Vietnam. Their small Internet plans, about $12 per month, are popular among home users. The downside is when the connection is cut off, it usually takes about one week (minimum standard) for their support team to come and fix.
Kingtel Communications Limited
If you’re not satisfied with Metfone and Open Net, newcomers Kingtel and Singmeng might be worth to try. Kingtel’s TARM CHET 3 ($9 per month) gives budget-minded customers an unlimited data cap plan with 3Mbps speed through its 4GLTE+.
Started after the departure of Australian ISP BigPond. One of the oldest Internet providers. Not sure how much Online has innovated over the past years.
Some more ISPs in the Kingdom of Cambodia:
Y5Net (BDKTel Co,LTD)
Camnet (Telecom Cambodia)
MekongNet (Angkor Data Communication Group)
Neocom ISP (NTC)
NTC – NeocomISP Limited
Most home users use shared Internet plan offered by their ISP. Shared Internet means that one pipeline to your area for your neighbors, including you. The more users in your area throttle the Internet bandwidth, the slower Internet speed you experience. Dedicated Internet access is like having your own personal lane on the Information Superhighway as opposed to sharing the same traffic lanes as everyone else. So when you have a personal, dedicated lane you will be traveling at exactly the speed you were guaranteed. Technically, fiber optics are often the delivery method of choice for the ISPs to deploy.
Bandwidth vs. data
Unlike in the United States of America where Internet Providers usually offer limited data usage for Internet plans, this is not really the case here in Cambodia. Most Cambodian ISPs can provide unlimited data you can transfer. However, the bandwidth or speed is usually packaged as a product that the all of Cambodia’s Internet Providers compete. And I wrote early in the beginning, there are two types of Internet speed here: shared connection vs. dedicated. Dedicated speed means you have the pipe or connection for home or office. You may share it with anyone in the family, but not other people in the area. Usually, the shared Internet service is cheaper despite the fact that many ISPs advertise higher bandwidth. If your business is really reliant upon the Internet, ADSL Internet service translates into your company losing money. Go for a dedicated Internet.
Streaming Netflix best video quality or Ultra HD?
To stream 3 GB per hour for HD and 7 GB per hour for Ultra HD you’d need at least a decent Internet with bandwidth at least 10Mbps to stream Netflix content alone. So if you subscribed to a shared Internet package, even with high speed, it’s still unlikely that you that get the best experience of watching the unlimited Netflix shows or videos. More about streaming TV shows and movies on Netflix and iflix in Cambodia.
Internet speed test?
These are some good online tools to test your download and upload speed:
powered by Netflix, Fast.com can help you to measure your current internet download speed. It’s really a simple-to-test what speed your ISP is providing. I like this speed measurement tool for its clean interface. No ad.
is a popular name when it comes to testing Internet speed.
NDT (Network Diagnostic Test) by M-Lab
This tool provides much more information than Fast.com when you test your Internet speed. What I really like about it is that it tells you whether it detects a cable fault or network congestion. You can also use a basic version, M-Lab’s Speed Test to quickly check your connection speed.
Tips & Advice
When it comes to going for an ISP here, especially in a country like Cambodia, there are at least 3 main things to consider:
- Speed and technology: good enough for your home use, fast enough for your business and work. ADSL or newer fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology or fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP)?
- Reliability: when your connection is down you cannot have your Skype conference call, you cannot complete your work on time.
- Support: In Cambodia, Internet cut off is common. Your ADSL and fiber-optic Internet lines are laid with the electricity cables across the street. It can get disconnected any time without notice. How long does it take your ISP support technician to come and fix? In one week? Or in one day?
How to Speed Up Your Internet when in Cambodia
Are you living in Cambodia and craving for faster Internet or web browsing? No problem. Please read on to learn how to securely browse the Internet websites faster. You can easily optimize your Internet connection this by following these steps either on your computer or smartphone. In this quick how-to, you’ll learn a few methods to fix a few issues like slow web browsing.
How to Access the Secure Internet in Cambodia:
1. Use Public DNS (by Google) instead of your ISP DNS
- Configure your network settings to use the IP addresses 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 as your DNS servers. More about Google Public DNS: https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/
How to use Google Public DNS instead of your ISP’s DNS:
On Mac OS laptop:
- Your default DNS service is typically: 192.168.1.1. You can change it to 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.
- Go to your Wifi Setting, and replace the 192.168.1.1 with 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 (see screen shot below).
- After following these steps, try to visit those particular websites again.
You can also configure this same setting on your iPhone. For Android users, please check out the 22.214.171.124 here for the instruction.
Why using Google Public DNS?
- Faster web browsing experience, of course.
- No redirection.
- Browse the Internet securely.
- Access some blocked websites (DNS-based blocking method by your own ISP).
2. Use 126.96.36.199 for a Faster, More Private Web Browsing
Of course, you can also use a VPN connection to visit some certain websites. One simple, easy way to way is through a web browser called Opera. This web browser is available for for Windows, macOS, and Linux users. One of Opera browser’s cool features is not just a built-in ad blocker or battery saver. The built-in free VPN is available (unlimited data) through the Private Windows within the web browser itself.
3. Use Opera VPN to access websites securely
- Download Opera web browser for free through this link: https://www.opera.com/
- Once installed, launch the web browser, click File > New Private Window
- Before the web address bar, click VPN and turn it on. Done.
What’s DNS? It’s the Internet’s Directory
According to 188.8.131.52, a partnership between Cloudflare and APNIC, “Nearly everything on the Internet starts with a DNS request. DNS is the Internet’s directory.”
“Unfortunately, by default, DNS is usually slow and insecure. Your ISP, and anyone else listening in on the Internet, can see every site you visit and every app you use — even if their content is encrypted. Creepily, some DNS providers sell data about your Internet activity or use it target you with ads.”
Faster browsing, too! Happy web browsing in the heart of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
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