The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) of Brunei has revealed that the Sultanate accounted for 21,287 fixed broadband subscribers at 31 December 2013, up from 17,768 in 2012. The watchdog credits Telekom Brunei’s HSBB-branded fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) solution with driving growth, and notes that the incumbent’s fibre network accounts for around 11,000 of the total subscriber accounts. At year-end Brunei also had 2,200 dial-up users and 28,866 3G subscribers
Meanwhile, of the 177 kampongs (suburban areas) in Brunei, 175 are now covered by wireline telephony services, and 169 are covered by fixed broadband technology. The two areas not covered by fixed line telephony are the islands of Pulau Sibungur and Kg Oulau Baru-Baru, which are home to just four and 28 citizens, respectively.