With a population of a little over 400,000, telecommunications infrastructure and services throughout Brunei are of a generally high standard bolstered by a high GDP per capita, reports Research & Markets.
Brunei has seen a very strong increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years. Slower growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023 as growth subsides in a maturing market. The mobile broadband market will be driven by a rising level of mobile subscribers, falling levels of fixed line subscribers and increasingly faster speeds offered by the mobile operators.
Fixed line penetration has seen a slow downhill slide over the past ten years. It has fallen as mobile broadband has taken over as the driver of growth in the telecoms access market.
Fixed broadband penetration in Brunei has increased moderately over the past few years from a relatively low base of subscribers by international comparisons. Slow to moderate growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023.
Slower growth is predicted in the mobile subscriber market over the next five years to 2023. The market will be constrained from higher growth due to strong local competition and a further maturing market.