5G pilot project aims to boost digital economy

THE 5G pilot project has been deployed as commissioned by the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications and spearheaded by the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (Aiti) with involvement from telecommunications infrastructure and service providers as well as industry stakeholders and players.

Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Datuk Awang Abdul Mutalib launched the 5G Pilot Project at The Mall in Gadong on Saturday.

The 5G Pilot Project is aimed at supporting strategic objectives and priorities under the Digital Economy Masterplan 2025, demonstrate 5G Proof-of-Concept network environments, promote the value of high speed 5G mobile communications and create awareness in accelerating 5G adoption.

Acting chief executive of Aiti and 5G Taskforce Chairman Ir Jailani Buntar said it was just a few years ago when there was a global race in becoming the early adopters of 5G technology “but now we are starting to hear that adoption of 5G is not a sprint, it is a marathon”.

“As we understand, 5G is more than just a faster network – it will redefine the network, establish a new global wireless standard for speed, throughput and bandwidth as well as build a bridge to the future.

“5G is about tomorrow, so we need to prepare ourselves for the journey ahead by addressing any current issues at hand, ” he said.

He added that the Brunei Darussalam 5G Taskforce was established in March 2020 to ensure readiness and identify key issues in equipping the nation to adopt 5G technology by focusing on three key areas – policy, regulatory and spectrum; use cases, applications and infrastructure; and education and awareness relevant to ensure success in rolling out 5G. — The Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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