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a.
To promote the efficiency and international competitiveness of the information and communications industry in Brunei Darussalam;
b.
To ensure that telecommunication services are reasonably accessible to all people in Brunei Darussalam, and are supplied as efficiently and economically as practicable and at performance standards that reasonably meet the social, industrial and commercial needs of Brunei Darussalam;
c.
To promote and maintain fair and efficient market conduct and effective competition between persons engaged in commercial activities connected with telecommunication technology in Brunei Darussalam;
d.
To promote the effective participation of all sectors of the Brunei Darussalam information and communications industry in markets (whether in Brunei Darussalam or elsewhere);
e.
To act internationally as the national body representative of Brunei Darussalam in respect of ICT matters;
f.
To advise the Government on national needs and policies in respect of all ICT matters and on matters appertaining to the Authority generally;
g.
To further the advancement of technology and research and development relating to ICT;
h.
To exercise licensing and regulatory functions in respect of telecommunication systems and services in Brunei Darussalam, including the establishment of standards and codes relating to equipment attached to telecommunication and radio-communication systems, and any equipment or software used as an adjunct to or in conjunction with such systems and the monitoring of and access to such equipment and software;
i.
To exercise licensing and regulatory functions in respect of the allocation and use of satellite orbits and the radio frequency spectrum in Brunei Darussalam for all purposes, including the establishment of standards and codes relating to any matter in connection therewith;
j.
To encourage, facilitate and promote the greatest practicable use of industry self-regulation by the information and communications industry in Brunei Darussalam;
k.
To exercise licensing and regulatory functions in respect of the installation, use and provision of undersea cables, cable frontier stations and satellite stations, receivers and transmitters in Brunei Darussalam and all equipment used in connection therewith;
l.
To exercise regulatory functions in respect of the determination and approval of prices, tariffs, charges and the provision of telecommunication and such other related services;
m.
To encourage, promote, facilitate, invest in and otherwise assist in the establishment, development and expansion of the information and communications industry in Brunei Darussalam, including ICT manpower resources in Brunei Darussalam;
n.
To provide facilities for the training of and do anything for the purpose of advancing the skills and knowledge of persons for any purpose connected with the information and communications industry in Brunei Darussalam;
o.
To advise on the development and implementation of ICT systems and services for Government ministries, departments and agencies;
p.
To advise on education and training in the ICT in Brunei Darussalam;
q.
To establish and maintain, to the extent permitted by any law, standards and codes for the monitoring and regulation of such aspects of the ICT data privacy and protection as the AITI thinks fit;
r.
To promote the use of the Internet and electronic commerce and to establish regulatory frameworks for the purpose;
s.
To promote consultancy and advisory services relating to ICT;
t.
To promote the acceptance and use the ICT in Brunei Darussalam;
u.
To exercise any other functions and duties conferred on the AITI by or under the Telecommunications Order 2001 or any other written law.