Viettel Cambodia aka Metfone, a subsidiary of the Vietnam-based telecom group Vietttel, recently acquired Beeline, the fourth largest telecom service provider in Cambodia.

On its announcement issued this week, Beeline unveiled that Sotelco Ltd, ex-owner of the Beeline Cambodia trademark, is to stop involving in the operation of the network.

As from March 24, Beeline scratch cards will become invalid and all current sim cards will be shifted to Metfone system, the company declared.

Beeline users will benefit from the takeover as they can access to their new provider’s advanced services such as 4G technology.

Mobile subscribers of Beeline plunged from 1.1 million people in 2012 to just 500,000 in 2013. Meanwhile, after eight years of operation, Metfone has topped the Cambodian market of telecom services with 9 million subscribers and 1 million 3G service users.-VNA