Any leases of telecommunication facilities from an InTi licensees for the provision of telecommunication services or reselling InTi licensees' existing services to third parties (i.e. consumers, corporate customers, etc) requires this licence.
The licensee may own its own infrastructure (i.e. telecommunication system, network, facilities and equipment, other than the 'Customer Premise Equipment') within its own premises and provide telecommunication services to third parties from within its premises. However, such infrastructure must not be outside of its premises to provide such services.
Existing SeTi Licensees
New Regulatory Approach for SeTi Licence for Value Added Services
The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) has issued
Advisory Guidelines to provide clarity on the licensing approach for the Service Provider for the Telecommunication Industry (SeTi) Licence for Value Added Service which is described in the Operational Framework. These Advisory Guidelines take effect from 1 August 2018.
The Operational Framework defines a SeTi Licence for Value-Added Service as a licence to provide value-added services to the public that are accessible through telecommunication services i.e. through the Public Mobile Telecommunication Service, Public Non-Fixed Telecommunication Service, Public Fixed Telecommunication Service and Resale of Telecommunication Service. Value-added services (VAS) which are only accessible through the Public Internet Access Service, but not any of the telecommunication services mentioned above, are not included and need not be licensed.
Global developments in the telecommunications industry and technology facilitates the availability of new, varied and innovative services accessible over telecommunications networks. To address this and create an enabling environment, with effect from 1 August 2018, the Authority will exercise forbearance from licensing activities falling within the definition of Value-Added Services.
The Authority will monitor developments to assess whether regulatory intervention is needed.
Click here to download the Advisory Guidelines for VAS