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]

Internet service in Brunei is ok and could be better Brunei has fast connection speeds to servers in SEA but speeds are however slow to servers located outside of SEA and Asia

Broadband[edit]

Brunei's internet service is monopolized by Telekom Brunei. ADSL speeds were ranging from 512 kbit/s to the maximum speed of 1 Mbit/s through ADSL2+ broadband. 1 Mbit/s was 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 dramatically with speeds ranging 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 $39/month
2Mbit/s Lite Surf $59/month
3.5Mbit/s Super Surf $79/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.

In 2016 Telbru drastically reduced the price and increased the speeds of its broadband plans. Due to the fact that a significant number of people were now connected via ftth and not the old copper cables.[2]

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Television[edit]

  • Terrestrial TV Stations (Free to air)

In some areas residents may enjoy some of the Malaysian TV channels

  1. RTB 1 - Mainly shows news
  2. RTB Aneka (Formerly known as RTB 2) - The channel with all the dramas cartoons. etc
  3. RTB 3 - Basically RTB 3 in HD
  4. RTB 4
  5. RTB 5 - A channel for mostly religious things
  • Pay TV (Satellite TV) 1 - Kristal Astro

Radio[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency". www.cia.gov. Retrieved 2017-10-05. 
  2. ^ (TelBru), Telekom Brunei Berhad. "Telekom Brunei Berhad (TelBru)". www.telbru.com.bn. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook website https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html.