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Ministry of Communications and AITI gain valuable feedback from dialogue participants in Speaking of Broadband session

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Ministry of Communications and AITI gain valuable feedback from dialogue participants in Speaking of Broadband session
27/03/2015
 
The Ministry of Communications (MOC) and Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) hosted a dialogue session with the public on ‘Speaking of Broadband’, at the Seri Kerna Hall, AITI Building, in Anggerek Desa, Berakas.
 
In line with the release of the National Broadband Policy in November 2014, MOC and AITI have embarked on a socialisation plan through dialogues with stakeholders, focus groups and public on the policy. The session today was aimed to create an awareness on the National Broadband Policy’s objectives and roles of stakeholders as stated in the policy. The dialogue session also served as a platform which provided the participants an opportunity to exchange their views towards development of broadband sector in Brunei Darussalam.
 
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The afternoon began with a welcoming remark by the Chief Executive of AITI, Yang Mulia Awang Haji Yahkup  bin Haji Menudin. In his opening remark, he highlighted that high-speed and affordable broadband connectivity is a foundation of a modern society.  He further explained that broadband is widely recognised for bringing socio-economic benefits to a country and will transform society with new ways of accessing services and information.
 
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The event followed with a presentation on Brunei Darussalam’s National Broadband Policy by Awang Hilwani bin Shahimi, Secretariat for the National Broadband Working Committee. The presentation focused on the key objectives of the policy which aimed to address the areas of broadband connectivity, quality, affordability and adoption of broadband enabled services. He also elaborated the policy targets, key performance indicators (KPIs) and timeline to achieve the targets, and updated status of ICT indicators and broadband landscape in Brunei Darussalam.
 
The dialogue ends with a question and answer session from between the participants and panellists from MOC and AITI. The panel discusses on current broadband issues and concerns on the current and future services being offered to the public.
 
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With this dialogue, it is hoped that the public realises the importance of broadband and have a better understanding of the National Broadband Policy objectives and goals.
 
The public can view or download the National Broadband Policy at either MOC (www.mincom.gov.bn) or AITI (www.aiti.gov.bn) websites.   MOC and AITI welcome inputs and views regarding the National Broadband Policy.  Comments and views can be sent to broadband@aiti.gov.bn