This chapter includes the following articles.
The ICT sector has been singled out as a priority in Brunei Darussalam’s long-term strategic development plan, Wawasan Brunei 2035, which has set an ambitious target for the sector to contribute 5-6% to national GDP by 2015, compared to an estimated 2% in 2013. Although dial-up internet connections continue to dwindle, broadband connections witnessed a dramatic resurgence starting in 2013. Strong investment in mobile and fixed telecoms infrastructure is providing a durable, capable and efficient backbone that will serve as a solid foundation to build upon for future public and private ICT growth opportunities. Private sector participation should pick up in the ensuing years as the technology becomes more widely accepted and utilised, and the expansion of home-grown ICT start-ups should provide an additional push through the creation of a more locally relevant context.
This chapter contains interviews with Haslina Taib, CEO, BAG Networks; and Suhaimi Hussain, CEO, DST.