Advancing Asia as a New Generation Digital Champion


Here is a summary of the economic impact and long-term value creation pertaining to our operating company, Smart.

Smart Axiata Company Ltd

Smart is the biggest telecom services provider in Cambodia, serving over 8 million subscribers. As a digital innovator and pioneer, it was the first network to introduce 4G LTE (2014), 4G+ (2016), AND 4G+ with HD Voice (VoLTE) (2017).

USD 233 million invested in 2018

51,035  jobs supported

1.5%of GDP

USD1 CAPEX translates to USD 4.7 GVA Contribution

Smart’s substantial operations and investments in Cambodia had a strong positive impact on the Cambodian economy in 2018 with an estimated total Gross Value Added (GVA) contribution of USD374 million. The Smart Axiata Digital Innovation Fund has earmarked USD5 million for Cambodian-based digital businesses and startups to spur the digital ecosystem in the country. The number of tech startups is expected to double in the next three years.