1Gbps fixed broadband trial for six months

Brunei’s telecommunication industry has launched a six-month 1Gbps Fixed Broadband Proof of Concept (PoC), starting 15 December 2022, with the aim to ensure its readiness to introduce gigabit fibre broadband (FBB) into the market.

Unified National Networks (UNN) in a statement said that the trial will allow service providers Datastream Digital (DST), imagine (imagine) and Progresif (Progresif) to explore Wi-Fi propositions to enhance customer experience on the 1Gbps FBB.

During the project, some 90 participants will be selected by the three service providers to experience FBB speed of up to 1Gbps where they will be giving responses via UNN’s feedback application.

“This will help the industry to identify gaps in service quality, processes, and user experience for improvements to be made by the telecommunications industry,” said UNN.

Gigabit Fixed Broadband service is a springboard to bring innovation, experience transformation, consumer, and industry use cases around high-speed broadband connectivity.

The telecommunication industry stakeholders – DST, imagine and Progresif, including the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI), Darussalam Assets (DA) and UNN have been actively collaborating to continuously provide accessible and high-quality broadband service for the nation.

The pilot project is a joint effort by the industry to transform Brunei into a smart nation, aligning with Brunei’s Wawasan 2035 and Digital Economy Masterplan 2025, and readying Brunei to be a Gigabit society.

Progresif Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Hajah Nurul Haniah Haji Jaafar said that their goal is to work together with UNN on enhancing connectivity better for end users.

The trial, she added, will not only help them to examine their customer’s usage and demands but also give them the opportunities to improve any gaps detected in their services.

For her part, imagine CEO Suzannawati Haji Suharju, expressed her enthusiasm for the prospects of enhancing the level of user experience for their customers, that with higher bandwidth speeds and lower latency, it can provide significant service improvements to daily life activities and local ICT developments.

This trial will also help imagine’s team have an extensive understanding of how to further improve its products and services catered to the masses for broadband, mobile, or bundle plans in line with the ever-improving network infrastructure to meet the increasing local demand for data.


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