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5G rolled out in Brunei

Azlan Othman

The 5G network is ready and its services are now available through local telecommunication companies.

This was announced by the Authority for Info-communications Techonology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) with Unified National Networks Sdn Bhd (UNN), Datastream Digital Sdn Bhd (DST), imagine Sdn Bhd and Progresif Sdn Bhd yesterday during the Brunei Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition (Brunei MYCE 2023).

The 5G rollout is a milestone in development of the technological landscape for Brunei Darussalam after extensive preparations with industry players and stakeholders. The efforts enabled the Sultanate’s telecommunications infrastructure to be faster and more reliable.

To date, 90 per cent of populated areas are covered by 5G-ready mobile network and it is expanding for nationwide coverage to allow equitable access to essential services and boost economic opportunities.

The introduction of 5G services also enable enhanced digitalisation among individuals, businesses and communities.

Datastream Digital Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Radin Sufri bin Radin Basiuni, Progresif Sdn Bhd CEO Hajah Nurul Haniah binti Haji Jaafar and imagine Sdn Bhd Acting CEO Allen On launch the 5G networks. PHOTO: MUIZ MATDANI
Progresif Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer Hajah Nurul Haniah binti Haji Jaafar. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN

Progresif Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Hajah Nurul Haniah binti Haji Jaafar said 5G allows for a more seamless user experience and encourages customers to embrace it.

She said the company is listening to customer feedback and will offer suitable products and services to fit their needs.

DST CEO Radin Sufri bin Radin Basiuni said 4G network is good for its high speed Internet and 5G allows a faster experience that benefits niche sectors like gaming and enterprises that use video surveillance.

Meanwhile, imagine launched business-oriented services catering to various industries ranging from oil and gas to banking and finance, education, health as well as micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).