Some 10,000 participate in ICT survey

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

MORE than 10,000 people took part in the Household ICT Survey 2016, a 25 percent increase compared to the previous surveys, the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) said in a statement.

This year is the first time AITI conducted the survey online. Previously in 2010 and 2013, the surveys were carried out manually.

AITI said the results of the ICT survey will be released within the second quarter of 2016.

It added that it is currently compiling and analysing the data and will publish the information in the form of a household ICT report for the use of various parties such as the public, policy makers, academia, researchers, tech startups, entrepreneurs, ICT industry players and SMEs.

Results of the study will also provide data on basic indicators of the ICT situation in households, its trends and comparisons with previous year’s report and usage, AITI said.

The survey aimed to provide an understanding of how ICT is changing Brunei’s economy and society.

According to the Household ICT Survey Reports on AITI’s website, 8,007 self-completion interviews were conducted in 2013 while 8,048 interviews were completed in 2010.

AITI said the survey questionnaires were made available online and in paper-based forms to maximise the number of respondents and have a better representation of ICT development in Brunei.

The Brunei Times