Telecommunications in Brunei
Communications in Brunei
- Main lines in use: 79,200 (2007)
- Mobile phones: 339,800 (2007)
- Mobile Subscribers: 177,300 (2003E)
- Satellite earth stations: 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 1 Pacific Ocean).
- Digital submarine cable links to Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines.
- Broadcast stations: 4 (including 2 UHF stations broadcasting a subscription service) (2006)
- Internet Service Providers: 2 (2003), Brunet (part of Jabatan Telekom Brunei) and Simpurnet of DSTCom
- Country code: .bn
- Internet hosts: 14,950 (2008)
- Internet users: 199,532 (2007)
Brunei's internet service is monopolized by a recently incorporated company TelBru under their "Brunet" department. ADSL speeds range from 512 kbit/s to the maximum speed of 1 Mbit/s through ADSL broadband. 1 Mbit/s was only recently introduced in 2006 and priced at BND$128 per month (Equivalent to Singapore currency). It is known that the Brunei's broadband ranging from 512 kbit/s to 1 Mbit/s is one the most expensive in the world. The limited market in Brunei means that development in the telecommunications sector is stagnant. Currently only about 11000 users out of a population of 380,000 have any connection to the Internet. More and more[quantify] users are subscribing to 3G Mobile services. Broadband coverage has spanned the whole of Brunei since the release of "E-Speed 2".
Telecommunications in Asia Sovereign
- Burma (Myanmar)
- People's Republic of China
- East Timor (Timor-Leste)
- North Korea
- South Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates
States with limited
- Northern Cyprus
- Republic of China (Taiwan)
- South Ossetia
- Christmas Island
- Cocos (Keeling) Islands
- Hong Kong
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