The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) is a statutory body which is responsible for:
Telecommunications and radiocommunications regulation
Radiofrequency spectrum planning and management
ICT industry development
AITI was established on 1 January 2003 by the AITI Order 2001 to function as telecommunications regulator, national radio-frequency spectrum manager and developer of Brunei Darussalam's ICT industry
On 1 April 2006, the Telecommunications Successor Company Order 2001 and Telecommunications Order 2001 were brought into force. This had the effect of corporatizing the Telecommunications Department, Ministry of Communications to become Telekom Brunei Berhad (TelBru) and transferring the regulatory authority of the Director of Telecommunications which resided at the Telecommunications Department, Ministry of Communications to AITI. Prior to this, the Telecommunications Department performed the dual functions of regulator and service provider.
Connected Smart Nation
AITI has adopted MTIC 2025 Vision as its vision to support the transformation of Brunei Darussalam into becoming a Smart Nation.
The vision statement paints the future state of Brunei Darussalam in the context of the Digital Revolution era in realising the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), where all things are intelligent and connected in the most innovative fashion possible.
This involves connectivity among people, businesses and government through smart and intelligent digital infrastructure, systems, applications and data in most effective and efficient manner. The vision also aspires AITI towards achieving the strategic outcomes in terms of a thriving digital industry, a connected nation and better quality of life among people.
- To develop towards a thriving digital industry
- To develop digital capacity for all
- To enable conducive regulatory environment
- To enable organisational excellence through its people, processes and technology
AITI's five-year strategic plan has been developed to support in realising the outcomes outlined in Digital Economy Masterplan 2025. It is also aligned closely with MTIC 2025 strategic objectives that are related to the development of infocommunications sector. Three strategic outcomes wil be acquired through strategic pillars which focus on stakeholder-oriented programmes while the strategic enabler act as the foundation to help deliver the objectives and key results defined in each strategic pillar.
There are three strategic outcomes supported by three strategic pillars, enabled by its people, processes and technology as well as physical environments defined as organisational excellence.
Thriving Digital Industry
The digital industry plays dual roles in adding value to the economy - being a sector on its own to drive economic growth while also acting as an enabling sector to fuel productivity and growth opportunities in other economic sectors.
Availability and accessibility of high quality, resilient, up-to-date, smart and intelligent digital infrastructure, applications and platforms make up an ubiquitous connectivity. This shall underpin and contribute to a whole new level of development in Brunei Darussalam.
Digitally Enriched Society
A society where people's lives are enriched, and businesses thrive by acquiring future-ready digital skills, capacity and capability. This shall enhance quality of life as well as social and business values.
Strategic Pillars & Targets
SP1 - Facilitate digital industry development and innovation
Focusses on striving towards further development and innovation in the digital industry to help realise a new level of development in terms of revenue, size or capacity among digital businesses.
- 25% of 110 digital businesses will be developed
SP2 - Enable conducive regulatory enviroment and digital infrastructure
Ensures that conducive regulatory environment, guided by appropriate policies and legal frameworks, enables sustainability, vibrancy and competitiveness of the market to maximise the stakeholders' values (Government, Industry and Consumers). It also addresses continued development and modernization of digital infrastructure, investment in emerging technology platforms and to unleash the potential of a digital ecosystem.
- 50 private organisations adopted and practise Personal Data Protection regulations.
- All 5G spectrum bands readily available by 2022
SP3 - Empower businesses and society with digital capability
Ensures development and enablement of businesses and society with continuous learning, updating skills and knowledge, ability to cope with new technologies and smart use of technologies to overcome the challenges of the digital society and stay competitive in the digital economy.
- At least 20% of MSMEs adopted targeted technology/ application.
- 1,000 participants to be trained with future ready digital skills.
Strategic Enabler & Targets
SE - Enable organisational excellence through its people, processes and technology
Aims to transform AITI into a high performing organisation through continuous improvements in its people, processes, technology and physical environment.
- 4 out of 5 rating on the Employee Engagement index
- 80% of stakeholders have positive perception towards AITI