Brunei is a sovereign state located on the island of Borneo and is surrounded by the Malaysian state of Sarawak with a population of approximately 423,000. Brunei consists of two unconnected parts. 97% of the population inhabit the western region, where the land is largely flat and comprises lowland rainforests which covers most of the country. The remainder live in the mountainous part. Brunei is a small, wealthy economy and its wealth is built upon crude oil and natural gas production which represents 90% of GDP. The country is the fourth largest producer of oil in south east Asia and has benefitted from a great deal of overseas investment.
In terms of its telecoms infrastructure, Brunei is very well served and ranks highly in the region. There are two mobile operators in the country and mobile broadband dominates in terms of broadband access. Fixed line has been in rapid decline. Internet penetration today stands at around 75% and mobile subscriptions have risen considerably. In 2016, mobile subscriptions were 1.26 times Brunei’s population. The country also ranks top in terms of social media penetration in the ASEAN region with 69% of the population engaged.
Brunei is well connected but there is still a considerable percentage of the population that do not currently have access to to broadband and therefore the Internet. These communities largely live in the mountainous areas of Brunei where it is difficult or impossible to deploy terrestrial communications because the terrain will simply not allow it. It is also extremely expensive for telcos and mobile network operators to build in these areas. Therefore, another solution is needed to deliver this vital connectivity or else a substantial part of the population is missing out on the social and economic advancement that Internet access can bring about.
Satellite Internet Services in Brunei
BusinessCom Networks specialises in the deployment of satellite-based solutions to the most remote areas of Brunei. Moreover, this is achieved in a cost-effective way with fast return on investment yet with absolutely no compromise on quality. The beauty of VSAT connectivity is that, regardless of geography, networks may be installed anywhere, and they can reach the areas that terrestrial communications cannot.
BusinessCom’s rural mobile networks solution provides operators with the opportunity to reach the unserved. As fixed line connectivity is in decline, and the focus is very much on mobile broadband networks, the onus is placed upon network operators to take their connectivity outside of the urban centres and easy-to-reach areas. Offering 2G, 3G and 4G, BusinessCom’s rural mobile networks deliver low-cost cellular voice, SMS and data. In addition, BusinessCom will not only consult with you to deliver the best possible solution, we will also install, deliver and manage your infrastructure for you, all with just 48 hours. This rapid deployment and turn key solution means that it is a very scalable solution and your network can grow as you do – with no need for complex installations and construction of towers.
Speak to BusinessCom to find out how you can simplify the process of network expansion throughout Brunei and how you can do this at a price that suits your business.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Brunei are:
- Broadband Internet access
- Toll quality VoIP and Videoconferencing with CIR
- Reliable SLA through FDMA and D-TDMA
- Star, Mesh and hybrid Star/Mesh topology networks
- Full support of accelerated VPN, CITRIX, ERM and other business applications
- Highly secure operation with optional AES embedded encryption
- Global C-Band coverage and sub-Sahara Ku-Band
- Landing at top tier redundant IP facilities in Western Europe and United States
- Sentinel-based QoS, bandwidth management and optimization platform