Launch of 5G Pilot Project and Handover 5G Taskforce Report


April 3, 2021

Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Awang Mohammad Yusof, Minister of Transport and Infocommunications launched the 5G Pilot Project at The Mall, Gadong today.

The 5G pilot project is deployed as commissioned by the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications and spearheaded by AITI with involvement from telecommunications infrastructure and service providers as well as various industry stakeholders and players with the objective of supporting strategic objectives and priorities under the Digital Economy Masterplan 2025. This pilot project also aims to demonstrate 5G Proof-of-Concept network environments, promote the value of high-speed 5G mobile communications and create awareness in accelerating 5G adoption.

From 3rd April to 7th April 2021, members of the public can visit the booth featuring the 5G Pilot Project to experience the significant improvements that 5G can bring.

The Mall, Gadong is one of the five strategic locations where 5G Pilot Project and Proof-of-Concept network has been deployed. Other locations include outdoor coverage at the Airport Mall, Mulia Hotel and Universiti Teknologi Brunei as well as indoor coverage at Design and Technology Building. The activation of this pilot project will be implemented in phases.

AITI in collaboration with Brunei Darussalam 5G Taskforce also held a handover ceremony for the 5G Taskforce Report to the Minister of Transport and Infocommunications.