Cellcard Clinches Opensignal Global Rising Star Award

Cellcard has been named among the top 10% of the world's most improved 274 telecom operators after receiving Opensignal's Global Rising Star Award for most improved download speed experience
Cellcard Clinches Opensignal Global Rising Star Award. Photo supplied.
Cellcard Clinches Opensignal Global Rising Star Award. Photo supplied.

After celebrating its 25th anniversary, Cambodia’s only homegrown telecom operator, Cellcard, has made history by scooping a spot in the Global Rising Star Awards 2023 by world-renowned independent analytics company, Opensignal.

The Global Rising Star Awards 2023 examine the world’s Top 30 operators in which users have seen the greatest percentage improvement in mobile network experience in the last year. The awards celebrate operators that have made rapid progress in improving the user experience in a short period of time.

Out of the Global Rising Star Awards 2023 for Download Speed Experience – Most Improved Year-on-Year, Cellcard ranked within the top 30 operators, with an average overall download speed increase of 51.4 percent between H2 2021 and H2 2022.

Among the Top 30 companies, only 12 Global Rising Stars are awarded within the Asia Pacific region, of which Cellcard is one of them.

Cellcard Clinches Opensignal Global Rising Star Award.
Cellcard Clinches Opensignal Global Rising Star Award.

With its 51.4 percent improvement score, Cellcard has shown a higher percentage increase in download speed than Hot Mobile, Pelephone and Cellcom in Israel, Ufone and Zong in Pakistan, Claro in Puerto Rico, Chunghwa in Taiwan and Telemach in Croatia.

The Opensignal Rising Star 2023 Award win marks the first time that Cellcard has received a Global Mobile Network Experience Awards citation for Download Speed Experience from Opensignal and it is attributed to the brand’s re-energised initiatives towards enhancing network performance.

“We are very excited to receive this award for Cellcard. It’s one thing to receive a national citation, and quite another to be pitted against operators around the world and be able to, not only hold our own, but be counted within the Top 30 most improved," said Simon Perkins, CEO of Cellcard.

He added that to be listed alongside some of the biggest global operators, including T-Mobile in Puerto Rico, Cellcom in Israel, Maxis in Malaysia, and STC in Bahrain, is an "impressive achievement".

"[This] could not have been possible without our partnership with Huawei and the hard work of our in-house engineering rock stars. We are delighted to be counted among these 30 operators and to have this most prestigious accolade as part of Cellcard’s roster of awards," he added.

Comprising the network achievements of Cellcard over the past year are several software and infrastructure enhancements, including additional sites in 10 provinces, IBS and Microcells solutions to fill in coverage gaps in Phnom Penh’s residential areas and boreys, full network software upgrades, VoLTE activation, full Carrier Aggregation activation in 16 provinces.

Cellcard has collected more than 40 awards and accolades since its aggressive 4G network roll out in 2017, celebrating achievements in network, product innovation, marketing campaigns, and corporate practices.

The Opensignal Global Rising Star Award for Download Speed sits as one of its most prestigious yet, cementing Cellcard’s place as, not only Cambodia’s most-awarded network, but as a global contender for telecom performance and quality. [Partnered Content]