TelBru cables under repair

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

TELEKOM Brunei Berhad (TelBru) yesterday found recent outages on two international submarine cables which are affecting TelBru’s network, said a press release issued by the Internet provider yesterday.

Due to TelBru’s varied and nature of diverse international links and network, there has been no customer impact reported as of press time, it said.

The statement added that their technical team is taking the necessary steps to manage the outage while restoration works of the cables continued.

Members of the public seeking more information can do so by calling TelBru’s Customer Care Centre at 111.

Meanwhile, in an interview with state broadcaster Radio Televisyen Brunei, Communications Minister Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Haji Mustappa Haji Sirat said TelBru’s broadbrand project, Fibre to the Home (FTTH), will contribute to the ministry’s aim of upgrading their services for the public.

He said that TelBru has already achieved its current plan to roll out the FTTH by about 40 per cent and that some 10,000 homes have been targeted for the service to be rolled out next year.

Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Haji Mustappa also said that the ministry is sensitive to the need to speed up the implementation of the FTTH to bridge the digital divide in the sultanate.

He said that the Ministry of Communications has also planned a number of upgrade services for the public.

The programmes include modernisation and upgrading programmes, facilitation programmes such as corporatisation, development programmes covering public transportation and customer focus programmes, he said.The Brunei Times