The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) would like to respond to the letter, ‘Permit approval for wireless equipment’, by Waiting In Vain, published in the Opinion page of Weekend Bulletin on May 13.
AITI would like to clarify that it assesses the technical specifications of wired and wireless telecommunication and radio-communication equipment imported for use in Brunei Darussalam to ensure it meets internationally-recognised technical and safety standards, so its use will not cause harm to telecommunications system or infrastructure in the country.
Assessment of wireless equipment, such as cordless telephones, Bluetooth earpieces and laptops, aims to prevent frequency interference with other wireless equipment using the same frequencies.
AITI has previously addressed instances of disruptions to communications services, which was found to be caused by frequency interference from a cordless telephone operating in the spectrum bands allocated to public mobile communications.
The cordless telephone was found to have been imported without a permit.
Equipment will usually be detained at the point of entry until a personal import permit (PIP) is produced. PIP applications can be submitted quickly and conveniently through the AITI online services portal at www.online.aiti.gov.bn or using the AITI mobile app. Once the technical specifications of the equipment have been assessed to ensure they meet local regulatory requirements, the PIP will be issued to enable the importer to complete the declaration of equipment.
It is advisable to apply for a PIP before the equipment is brought into the country to avoid the possibility that the equipment does not meet the technical standards for safe use in the Sultanate.
Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam