THIRTY-SEVEN students from Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College (MTSSR) paid a visit to TelBru Telephone House, Sumbiling yesterday, a press release stated.
Coming from electrical and communications engineering background, the objectives of their visit are to learn about the history of telecommunication services in Brunei, to gain knowledge and a better understanding of TelBru’s products and services, to expose the students to current technologies in telecommunication industry.
The visit was also aimed to educate and advise the students on their possible future career path in the telecommunication industry.
The Sumbiling Telephone House is one of TelBru’s long-standing signature buildings comprising mostly the major technical operations and maintenance station points such as telephony cables, broadband links, IT control centre and server links.
During the visit, the students were first briefed on TelBru’s history and background, followed by a tour to some of the major handling units in TelBru such as network systems monitoring, telephony operations and maintenance, broadband and Internet multimedia and Datacom system operation.
Assisted by TelBru technical staff from each unit, thorough explanations were given to the students about the current process and workflow of the various system operations and maintenance. This can benefit the students in terms of their future practical courses and paperwork, the press release stated.
According to one of the students, Ak Mohd Azizi bin Pg Radin, the visit has helped them a lot in understanding better what was taught in school, which mostly comes in theories.
“We were introduced to telephony and fibre cables through books and photos, but today we were lucky that we got the opportunity to see the real things and had the chance to consult the experts in TelBru about the functions and flow of the cables,” he added.
TelBru, as one of the leading telecommunications companies in the nation, has always been very supportive of educational interests shown by students who wants to learn about the industry.
As eventually these students will be the individuals who will become the future generation in telecommunications, the press release added.