In response to the letter ‘Spike in cable theft a worrying sign’ by Angry Joe, published in the Opinion page of the Bulletin on March 17, we thank the writer and have taken note of the concerns and suggestions stated.
We at the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) are working with Unified National Networks Sdn Bhd and Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) to look into the matter seriously.
As Internet is an essential part of our lives, where online activities are widely used nationwide, disruptions to Internet-based services can cause widespread damaging consequences on people, businesses and economy by affecting productivity, stifling business activities and leading to lost opportunities.
The theft and damage have severely impacted the telecommunications services, resulting in a network outage affecting all users in the country. Restoration of cables and networks places a significant amount of financial burden to the infrastructure provider. It is therefore pertinent that all parties work together to address this detrimental issue.