Cambodia postpones ‘national internet gateway’ plan due to COVID

Controversial plans by Cambodia’s government to route all web traffic through a “national internet gateway” (NIG) have been postponed, an official told Nikkei Asia on Tuesday.

The deadline for internet service providers and telecommunications companies to connect to the gateway had been set for Wednesday, according to a subdecree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen that established the legal framework for the system a year ago.

But So Visothy, a spokesman for the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, told Nikkei Asia the plans have been delayed.

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