| Hakim Hayat |
TELEKOM Brunei Berhad (TelBru) yesterday announced the conclusion of its Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) nationwide project which now enables over 5,000 homes and businesses to have access to a world-class Internet connectivity.
The telco company said this following the intense eight-month project named the 5.4k connect project that required round-the-clock manpower.
In line with the company’s objective in ensuring that Bruneians are better able to effectively utilise the growth of the country’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry, the project was extended to seven areas throughout the Sultanate with the largest beneficiaries comprising over 2,000 connections from Mukim Pengkalan Batu. Other recipients who can now avail FTTH services include residents in the RPN Kampong Rataie in the Temburong District as well as Kampong Sungai Bera in the Belait District that caters to the needs of industrial clients.
In this regard, TelBru celebrated the milestone yesterday with a ceremony to acknowledge the hard work of over 400 team members, both from TelBru and contractors involved in what the company calls a record-breaking project, where over the course of installations, 480,000 metres of fibre optics cables were deployed.
Among those who attended the ceremony included TelBru’s Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ahmad Jefri bin Abdul Rahman as well as senior management members and staff of TelBru.
TelBru’s Chief Technology Officer Indres Chetty in his speech expressed his appreciation for the assistance rendered by the government agencies in expediting the project’s deployment that required permits from various departments.
With the project’s completion, TelBru said it will move forward with a second phase of mass FTTH deployment details, which will be announced in the near future.
“This continuous initiative builds on a momentum set forth by the company as TelBru strives to provide the delivery of superior services both in quality and customer service in line with the national expectations under the National Vision 2035,” added TelBru in a statement.