Smart Axiata and PPCBank sign exclusive partnership to offer Smart Traveller SIMs to international tourists and investors

Cambodia Investment Review

Smart Axiata, Cambodia’s leading telecommunications company, and PPCBank, one of the country’s most prominent commercial banks, have signed an exclusive partnership deal to provide Smart Traveller SIMs as a complimentary product, in addition to the bank’s services to international tourists and investors, at every bank branch.

The partnership marks the first collaboration between Smart and PPCBank and will improve both companies’ market reach and penetration. Smart Chief Executive Officer Ziad Shatara expressed his optimism at the commencement of the partnership.

Provide travelers with the best experience

“Our mission has always been to connect people and make lives better. We continually look for opportunities and partnerships that offer improvements, innovations, and value to the modern lifestyles of our existing and prospective customers. We anticipate that this partnership will help provide international travelers with the best possible experience in Cambodia, supporting all their connectivity needs during their visit to the Kingdom,” he said.

Read more: Smart Axiata Awarded 2023 Excellence in Innovation Award from Global Banking & Finance Review

Senior Director of PPCBank, Mr. Lee Jinkyu said, “As a leading commercial bank in Cambodia we see it as our mission to provide value and support to our customers. The partnership reflects the beginning of a long-standing relationship between two companies with the same mission to make lives better. Together, we will work to transform the digital experiences to enhance the best possible quality of lifestyle for everyone in Cambodia.”

The partnership will see the introduction of numerous benefits for prospective subscribers. Once rolled out, visitors will be able to easily obtain a complimentary Smart Traveller SIM at any PPCBank branch. They can then complete self-registration on their device through Smart’s SIM Card Registration website and purchase balance via the PPCBank Mobile app. PPCBank staff will be on hand to render assistance if needed by any customer.

Rates as low as 3 cents per minute

With a Smart Traveller SIM, subscribers can enjoy international call rates as low as three cents per minute. In addition to the standard package, customers will also have access to an abundance of services and data packages, and they will be able to stay connected in more than 170 countries in Asia and Europe with SmartRoam. Subscribers can easily switch to other plans, subscribe to services and manage their account in the SmartNas mobile app too.

The partnership with PPCBank is yet another example of how Smart is extending its connectivity solutions to various market segments and customers. Smart subscribers, whether at home or abroad, can stay connected and enjoy the full range of the company’s services and benefits.

For more information and updates, visit Smart’s website at or the company’s Facebook page at

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