Ezecom has signed a deal to be the official internet service provider for the 32nd SEA Games, from May 5 to 17.
On April 20, the internet provider signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Cambodia SEA Games Organising Committee (CAMSOC) to deliver internet services to the International Broadcasting Centre, Media Press Centre and Games Operation Centre during the region’s largest sporting event to be held at 17 venues countrywide.
At the signing ceremony, Yuni Lee Heathcote, Ezecom Chief Executive Officer, said, “For the first time, for Cambodia to host international sports standard events will bring so much impact in terms of economy, culture, sports, infrastructure, telecommunications, tourism, and much more, and the importance of showcasing Cambodia’s capability to the world stage. Ezecom is very proud to be a key partner in making the Games a reality.”
Lee added that Cambodia joined the six original members of the regional sports organisation in 1959. “Since then, Cambodia has waited for 64 years to finally bring the SEA Games to the Kingdom. Hosting the SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games in Cambodia this year is a dream come true, not just for the government, but for the pride and honour of general Cambodians,” she added.
CAMSOC General Secretary, Vath Chamroeun, said to help broadcast the Games worldwide while seizing the opportunity to raise Cambodia’s profile on the international stage, media have been granted free rights to broadcast the Games both inside and outside the country.
“Cambodia needs to sell Cambodia to the world,” he said at the signing ceremony. “The SEA Games is a great opportunity for us and after the Games everything can change for Cambodia.”
Steven Path, CEO of Sportsmazing which sealed the deal, said negotiations have been under way for several months and he is grateful this “day has arrived”. “As Cambodians we have a very happy smile and warm hospitality to welcome local and foreign guests to the country and complementing this is Ezecom,” he added.
Lee noted that Ezecom aims to raise the bar and plans to put in efforts to place Cambodia on the digital map. “[This] will let investors know that the country is prepared for all forms of foreign investment,” she said.