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INTRODUCTION

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.


VISION

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.


MISSION

  • 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


STRATEGIC OUTCOMES



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.

 

Connected Nation 

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. 

Target:

  • 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. 

Targets:

  • 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.

Targets:

  • 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. 

Targets:

  • 4 out of 5 rating on the Employee Engagement index
  • 80% of stakeholders have positive perception towards AITI


Members of Authority







​Senior Leadership Team




​International Functions


One of AITI's functions is to act internationally as the national body representative of Brunei Darussalam in respect of ICT matters. AITI works closely with the Government ministries and agencies to raise our profile on the international stage.

AITI is represented at the following international meetings:

  • ASEAN Telecommunications Senior Official Meetings (TELSOM) and Telecommunications Ministerial Meetings (TELMIN)
  • ASEAN Telecommunications Regulatory Council (ATRC)
  • Asia Pacific Economic Council Telecommunications (APECTEL) meetings,
  • Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) meetings,
  • International Telecommunication Union meetings,
  • World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC)