New: March Intermedia now available  – see more


Cambodia signals clampdown with ‘Internet Gateway’

Share this

Comparisons with ‘great firewall of China’ as government takes control of the internet

The Cambodian authorities have announced the launch of the ‘National Internet Gateway’, paving the way for government censorship, reports totaltelecom. The policy requires all local ISPs and telecoms companies to route traffic through the gateway, where it will be monitored for connections that affect ‘national income, security, social order, morality, culture, traditions and customs’. Users will be required to identify themselves through online forms. Critics have said that the decree poses serious risks to business and internet platforms, and could mark ‘the beginning of the end’ for digital freedom in Cambodia. ISPs have been given one year to connect to the gateway.

Read more here

The Cambodian authorities have announced the launch of the ‘National Internet Gateway’, paving the way for government censorship, reports totaltelecom.

Regulatory Watch
You may also like... News
march 2023 regulatory news round-up
Round-up of the latest industry news – March 2023 29.03.2023
IIC and COMTELCA sign Memorandum of Understanding 17.03.2023
february IIC industry roundup
Round-up of the latest industry news – February 2023 28.02.2023


roundup latest industry news may
Round-up of the latest industry news – May 2023 27.05.2023
Brussels Telecommunications and Media Forum 2023 Report 16.05.2023
IIC Italy Chapter Event – Telecommunications in the Digital Transformation / Market and Regulatory Challenges, March 2023 Report 16.05.2023
Asia TMF February 2023 Report 16.05.2023
View All
Back to the top

The IIC is the world's only policy debating platform for the converged communications industry

We give innovators and regulators a forum in which to explore, debate and agree the best policies and regulatory frameworks for widest societal benefit.

Insight: Exchange: Influence

We give members a voice through conferences, symposiums and private meetings, as well as broad exposure of their differing viewpoints through articles, reports and interviews.

The new website will make it easier for you to gather fresh insights, exchange views with others and have a voice in the debate

Take a look Learn more about our updates
Please upgrade your browser

You are seeing this because you are using a browser that is not supported. The International Institute of Communications website is built using modern technology and standards. We recommend upgrading your browser with one of the following to properly view our website:

Windows Mac

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of browsers. We also do not intend to recommend a particular manufacturer's browser over another's; only to suggest upgrading to a browser version that is compliant with current standards to give you the best and most secure browsing experience.