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Cambodia postpones 'national internet gateway' plan due to COVID

System is intended to route all web traffic through one state-controlled point

Cambodia's plans for a "national internet gateway" have raised concerns in the country of 16 million. (Source photo by Reuters)

PHNOM PENH -- 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.

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