Telecommunications in Brunei

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This article covers telecommunication in Brunei.

Telecommunications[edit]

Telephone[edit]

Telephone service throughout Brunei is excellent. International service is good to Europe, United States, and East Asia

Internet[edit]

Broadband[edit]

Brunei's internet service is monopolized by Telekom Brunei ADSL speeds range from 512 kbit/s to the maximum speed of 1 Mbit/s through ADSL2+ broadband. 1 Mbit/s was only recently introduced in 2006 and priced at BND$128 per month (Equivalent to Singapore currency). It is known that the Brunei's broadband ranging from 512 kbit/s to 1 Mbit/s is one of the most expensive in the world. The limited market in Brunei means that new developments in the telecommunications sector is stagnant. Currently only about 110,000 users out of a population of 380,000 have any connection to the Internet.

In 2002, Telekom Brunei was incorporated become Telekom Brunei Berhad (TelBru). In 2008, the internet were improved with speed ranges from 1Mbit/s to maximum speed of 5Mbit/s. Price starting from B$65 to B$105 per month respectively.

Bandwidth Plan Charges (BND)
1Mbit/s Value Surf $65/month
2Mbit/s Lite Surf $75/month
3.5Mbit/s Super Surf $85/month
5Mbit/s Premium Surf $105/month

Currently as of 2012, Telekom Brunei is deploying its FTTH network capable of 100Mbit/s through a contract awarded to Huawei. It aims to provide FTTH coverage to around 85% of the population by 2017.

Television[edit]

  • Terrestrial TV Stations (Free to air) 4
  • Pay TV (Satellite TV) 1 - Kristal Astro

Radio[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the CIA World Factbook.