The TelBru Learning Centre at Jalan Pasir Berakas. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Telekom Brunei Berhad (TelBru) recently welcomed series of visits from various local organisations and institutions to its premises, allowing them to understand more about the telco’s services, facilities and operations.

During a recent visit from Legislative Council (LegCo) members to TelBru Learning Centre, the company shared about the potential of Brunei’s internet future that has expanded possibilities in economics, business, entertainment and communications especially towards addressing an increase in data demand from the public.

Members of the Legislative Council visiting the TelBru Learning Centre on 17/10/18. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

The service will be trialed in stages with enterprise and corporate entities based on specific FTTH locations as the company looks towards expanding to residential locations in line with TelBru’s FTTH rollouts nationwide.

The company also showcased to the visiting LegCo members its adaptation of new technology for geographically challenging areas with particular emphasis on TelBru’s Fixed Wireless service for residents in Kampong Ayer.

A member of the Legislative Council watching Politeknik Brunei students undergoing an exercise at the TelBru Learning Centre on 17/10/18. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Since its launch early last year, TelBru has had the opportunity to provide internet coverage to majority of the areas in the water village, giving better reception compared to its previous copper connection that interferes the telco’s services.

The telco also assured that it will continue to strive to innovate and implement measures as well as introduce latest technology to better serve the people, where ever they are, and how ever they can be connected.

Moreover, the service provider also welcomed some 19 students and teachers from the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) to have a closer look at the facilities.

Politeknik Brunei students undergoing an exercise at the TelBru Learning Centre on 17/10/18. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

The HNTec in Telecommunication Systems programme delegation was briefed on TelBru’s operations that, among others, aims to provide quality services particularly in the areas of telephony and data as Brunei’s demand for internet connectivity continues to grow.

Apart from sharing its expertise, the visit also aimed to expose students to the telephone system that is currently utilised by the communications industry while also providing insights into TelBru’s working culture.

Another higher education institution visit was from Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) comprising of 40 Master’s and final year degree students of Computer Network Security Area programme under UTB’s School of Computing and Informatics.

The one-day visit allowed the delegation to learn more on some of the company’s key operations with particular focus on TelBru’s Sumbiling Exchange as well as TelBru’s Tungku Submarine Station.

They were briefed on TelBru’s operations ranging from fixed and radio networks, the company’s efforts in fibre optic rollouts as well as to the technical aspects involved in connecting the country to the rest of the world.

As part of their visit, the delegation was also provided with a tour of the company’s facilities whilst also given the opportunity to ask questions to TelBru’s team of telecommunications experts.

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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