Brunei Darussalam

Geographic Region (ITU/UN)

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ITU Member


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Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace (Negara Brunei Darussalam), is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, the country is completely surrounded by the Malaysian state of Sarawak.

The country maintains the highest level of ICT access in South-East Asia courtesy of strong government leadership through its Wawasan Brunei 2035 (Vision 2035) initiative. It's National Broadband initiative completed in 2017 which helped to improve high speed and affordable internet access throughout the country. Strong private sector growth is lead by the two national Mobile Network Operators and one major incumbent fixed service provider (Telekom Brunei Berhad). According to latest ITU data (June 2017) mobile coverage reaches 92.5% of the population, and 4G LTE accessible by 89.6% of Bruneian.

Brunei is connected by three submarine cables;

  • Southeast Asia Japan Cable (SJC), completed in 2013
  • Asian-American Gateway (AAG), completed in 2009
  • SEA-ME-WE 3, completed in 2000.

Brunei Darussalam is a member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and as such follows radio frequency harmonisation principles according to ITU-R Region-3. The regulatory body governing communications policy is the Ministry of Communications, and the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) is charged with regulating the country's radio frequency spectrum activities such as planning, allocations, and licencing.