Local film chronicles progress of nation’s broadband connection

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A LOCAL documentary aimed at educating the public on the impact of broadband and e-services in the Sultanate was celebrated last night by the Authority for Info-communication Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) at The Empire Hotel & Country Club.

The documentary, produced by Brunei Next Generation Network (BNGN) is titled ‘Empowering a Smart Society’, and was first broadcasted on Royal Television Brunei on the country’s National Day.

Acting Chief Executive of AITI Hj Jailani Hj Buntar said that the documentary showcases AITI’s effort in recording the progress of broadband development in the Sultanate in realising Vision 2035.

“It paints the aspirations and commitment of government leaders, service providers and industry players in fulfilling and advancing the sultanate’s broadband growth to achieve a Smart Society,” he said, adding that he hoped the documentary would spur the production of more videos in a similar vein.

The Minister of Communications Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdullah Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar attended the appreciation ceremony yesterday, which began with a viewing of the video at the Times Cineplex of The Empire Hotel & Country Club.

Permanent Secretary at MinComm Abdul Mutalib Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yusof was also present, along with representatives of government and private institutions, including the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Telekom Brunei Berhad, DST Group, Progresif Cellular, Brunei International Gateway, Brunei Shell Petroleum and Bank Islamic Brunei Darussalam.

The documentary was jointly produced by Lailatul Shazanas Production House in Brunei and Reservoir Productions from Malaysia. To view the film, the public can search ‘Brunei Next Generation Network (BNGN) documentary’ on YouTube.

The Brunei Times