Some of the competitors in the TechXpo Cybergames Tournament 2018 during the TechXpo 2018 at the International Convention Centre on 18/08/18. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Embracing changes is something that may be challenging to organisations or even individuals; but without changing, an entity may not be able to grasp future opportunities and gain an edge against competitors.

In an increasingly digital world, the demand for data-driven growth will soon make existing infrastructure and capabilities obsolete. Hence, it is critical for Brunei to upgrade its digital infrastructure to meet this challenge.

Since the announcement of the transformation in February, UNN is working with telecommunications companies (TelCos) to combine their fixed and mobile networks, to be more resilient and to provide better service quality in the short term, leading to a best-in-class high-speed broadband network for the future.

The networks are being consolidated and will be transferred to UNN by the end of this year.

Coupled with investment in systems, technology and added spectrum, this will facilitate the transformation of the Telcos to Salescos with equal access to 4G networks and fibre-to-the-home broadband services.

UNN’s priority is to build a nationwide state-of-the-art, 5G-ready, fixed-mobile convergent wholesale network for SalesCos to provide more innovative, faster and cheaper products and services on a retail basis to individuals and corporate customers.

The Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC), Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI), Darussalam Assets and the Telcos are working together to execute this wholesale-retail transformation to place Brunei amongst the digital leaders in the region.

As a result, Brunei consumers and businesses will benefit from faster speeds, wider coverage and better choices, at more affordable prices.

Realising the digital transformation agenda such as achieving Smart Nation, Smart City, Smart Home, Smart Society through particularly this public private partnership, is part of of the whole of the National approach towards accomplishing Wawasan Brunei 2035.

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
The Bruneian

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