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An infographic briefly showing Brunei’s progress towards diversification over the years. Although economic diversification has appeared several times in the National Development Plans, the progress of…

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An infographic briefly showing Brunei’s progress towards diversification over the years. Although economic diversification has appeared several times in the National Development Plans, the progress of…

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On Tuesday 11 February 2014, the school level winners of the BUBA Awards presented their business plan ideas at the British High Commission today in front of a panel of four judges in a Dragons’ Den style session. The theme for the 2013/2014 BUBA Awards is ‘Entrepreneurship.’ Seven sixth form schools took part in the [...]

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On Tuesday 11 February 2014, the school level winners of the BUBA Awards presented their business plan ideas at the British High Commission today in front of a panel of four judges in a Dragons’ Den style session. The theme for the 2013/2014 BUBA Awards is ‘Entrepreneurship.’ Seven sixth form schools took part in the 2014 BUBA Awards Competition, namely, Maktab Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah, Maktab Sains Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan, Pusat Tingkatkan Enam Meragang, Pusat Tingkatan Enam Katok, Pusat Tingkatan Enam Tutong, Sekolah Menengah Sayyidina Ali and Jerudong International School.

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The Dragons’ Den judging panel consisted of Deputy British High Commissioner Sunny Ahmed, BUBA Chairman Lee Wildman, iCentre advisor Stuart Kemp and BEDB representative Daniel Leong. The students who presented their business plans to the ‘Dragons’ were all first place winners at their individual schools. (Please see ‘Note to editor/s’ for the name of the business plans of school level winners).

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Deputy High Commissioner Sunny Ahmed said “I was impressed with the confidence of the young people presenting this morning. We have a range of plausible business concepts which we hope the students will pursue. It is clear that the next generation does indeed possess the creativity and innovation required to help Brunei diversify its economy.”

Stuart Kemp was also very impressed with the quality of presentations of business ideas generated in the BUBA Awards. He said “Each of the finalists is a credit to their colleges, their parents and to themselves. I look forward to seeing some of their ideas become business in the future.”

The 2012/13 BUBA Awards, which were based around research on the theme of ‘Knowledge Economy and Brunei’, were considered a great success, receiving numerous entries across the seven participating schools, culminating in a ceremony in February 2013 where Sachin Murugan of International School Brunei was crowned the winner of the inaugural BUBA Awards.

Following the success of the 2012 awards the BUBA membership discussed themes for 2013 during the board meeting in February 2013. We wanted to change the focus of the awards in 2013 from being a research led piece of work to something which allows the students to take forward their own ideas and inspiration. Given that entrepreneurship is part of the Brunei 2035 vision, and often plays a part in UK universities degree programmes and career development initiatives these days, we thought that this would be the perfect platform from which students have the freedom to develop their own ideas and increase their independent thinking and learning.

The national winner/s of the 2013/2014 BUBA Awards Competition will be announced at a prize presentation event taking place on Wednesday 12 February, in the evening at Indera Samudra Grand Hall 4 at the Empire Hotel and Country Club.

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On Tuesday 11 February 2014, the school level winners of the BUBA Awards presented their business plan ideas at the British High Commission today in front of a panel of four judges in a Dragons’ Den style session. The theme for the 2013/2014 BUBA Awards is ‘Entrepreneurship.’ Seven sixth form schools took part in the 2014 BUBA Awards Competition, namely, Maktab Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah, Maktab Sains Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan, Pusat Tingkatkan Enam Meragang, Pusat Tingkatan Enam Katok, Pusat Tingkatan Enam Tutong, Sekolah Menengah Sayyidina Ali and Jerudong International School.

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The Dragons’ Den judging panel consisted of Deputy British High Commissioner Sunny Ahmed, BUBA Chairman Lee Wildman, iCentre advisor Stuart Kemp and BEDB representative Daniel Leong. The students who presented their business plans to the ‘Dragons’ were all first place winners at their individual schools. (Please see ‘Note to editor/s’ for the name of the business plans of school level winners).

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Deputy High Commissioner Sunny Ahmed said “I was impressed with the confidence of the young people presenting this morning. We have a range of plausible business concepts which we hope the students will pursue. It is clear that the next generation does indeed possess the creativity and innovation required to help Brunei diversify its economy.”

Stuart Kemp was also very impressed with the quality of presentations of business ideas generated in the BUBA Awards. He said “Each of the finalists is a credit to their colleges, their parents and to themselves. I look forward to seeing some of their ideas become business in the future.”

The 2012/13 BUBA Awards, which were based around research on the theme of ‘Knowledge Economy and Brunei’, were considered a great success, receiving numerous entries across the seven participating schools, culminating in a ceremony in February 2013 where Sachin Murugan of International School Brunei was crowned the winner of the inaugural BUBA Awards.

Following the success of the 2012 awards the BUBA membership discussed themes for 2013 during the board meeting in February 2013. We wanted to change the focus of the awards in 2013 from being a research led piece of work to something which allows the students to take forward their own ideas and inspiration. Given that entrepreneurship is part of the Brunei 2035 vision, and often plays a part in UK universities degree programmes and career development initiatives these days, we thought that this would be the perfect platform from which students have the freedom to develop their own ideas and increase their independent thinking and learning.

The national winner/s of the 2013/2014 BUBA Awards Competition will be announced at a prize presentation event taking place on Wednesday 12 February, in the evening at Indera Samudra Grand Hall 4 at the Empire Hotel and Country Club.

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2013 in retrospect…

Wow, how quickly time flies. We’re about to say goodbye to 2013. Its been quite an eventful year for me.  Bittersweet to say the least… A lot of sweet moments which I am grateful for, alhamdulillah… the bitter moments I take as a lesson from above, alhamdulillah… Looking forward to a wonderful year ahead full [...]

Wow, how quickly time flies. We’re about to say goodbye to 2013. Its been quite an eventful year for me.  Bittersweet to say the least… A lot of sweet moments which I am grateful for, alhamdulillah… the bitter moments I take as a lesson from above, alhamdulillah… Looking forward to a wonderful year ahead full of positive energy and changes for the better for myself and all of you as well! Thank you for your support thus far and I look forward to your continued support both here and on the other social media channels.

January started off with coverage of the Consumer Fair 11 which was held at a less than optimum location. The giant tents put up for the exhibitors felt like they had insufficient ventilation and lighting. The flooring was also quite rickety to the point that the displays at the various booths literally swayed with the movement of people in the tent.

This was followed by TelBru’s High Speed Broadband campaign launch in February at Times Square.  At that time TelBru had just passed the 1,000 home connect mark. As we move into the new year, TelBru is well into 5 digit territory.

Then came Chinese New Year, and one of the highlights was NBT’s Chinese New Year Festive display. Over the years, NBT’s elaborate displays have become a fixture of the festive seasons a place where locals and tourists alike can soak in the joyous atmosphere and take pictures that will serve as sweet memories for many years to come.

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Wow, how quickly time flies. We’re about to say goodbye to 2013. Its been quite an eventful year for me.  Bittersweet to say the least… A lot of sweet moments which I am grateful for, alhamdulillah… the bitter moments I take as a lesson from above, alhamdulillah… Looking forward to a wonderful year ahead full of positive energy and changes for the better for myself and all of you as well! Thank you for your support thus far and I look forward to your continued support both here and on the other social media channels.

January started off with coverage of the Consumer Fair 11 which was held at a less than optimum location. The giant tents put up for the exhibitors felt like they had insufficient ventilation and lighting. The flooring was also quite rickety to the point that the displays at the various booths literally swayed with the movement of people in the tent.

This was followed by TelBru’s High Speed Broadband campaign launch in February at Times Square.  At that time TelBru had just passed the 1,000 home connect mark. As we move into the new year, TelBru is well into 5 digit territory.

Then came Chinese New Year, and one of the highlights was NBT’s Chinese New Year Festive display. Over the years, NBT’s elaborate displays have become a fixture of the festive seasons a place where locals and tourists alike can soak in the joyous atmosphere and take pictures that will serve as sweet memories for many years to come.

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Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships offer the opportunity to study for a one-year Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities, and are awarded to outstanding established or emerging leaders across a wide range of fields including [...]

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Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships offer the opportunity to study for a one-year Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities, and are awarded to outstanding established or emerging leaders across a wide range of fields including politics, government, business, the media, the environment, civil society, religion, and academia.

The programme provides a unique opportunity for leaders of the future to build a global network of continuing professional significance and also to establish social, cultural, academic or commercial partnerships with the UK.

Chevening Scholars come from 118 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support over 600 individuals. There are over 42,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

There are currently 44 Bruneian Chevening Alumni including yours truly. Last year there were two Chevening Scholars from Brunei, namely Nor Alizulrainee Ali Yusop and Abdul Matiin Hj Muhammad Kassim, and this year we will be sending one Chevening Scholar, Nurliyana Fatin Arifin to study at King’s College London. Here’s my Chevening experience.

Applications for Chevening Scholarships must be submitted online at www.chevening.org. Applicants should read the online guidance and demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details of priority subject areas for Brunei are available on the Brunei country page at www.chevening.org/brunei. The closing date for applications is Friday 15 November 2013.

Chevening 30 Years

Chevening Poster

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships offer the opportunity to study for a one-year Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities, and are awarded to outstanding established or emerging leaders across a wide range of fields including politics, government, business, the media, the environment, civil society, religion, and academia.

The programme provides a unique opportunity for leaders of the future to build a global network of continuing professional significance and also to establish social, cultural, academic or commercial partnerships with the UK.

Chevening Scholars come from 118 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support over 600 individuals. There are over 42,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

There are currently 44 Bruneian Chevening Alumni including yours truly. Last year there were two Chevening Scholars from Brunei, namely Nor Alizulrainee Ali Yusop and Abdul Matiin Hj Muhammad Kassim, and this year we will be sending one Chevening Scholar, Nurliyana Fatin Arifin to study at King’s College London. Here’s my Chevening experience.

Applications for Chevening Scholarships must be submitted online at www.chevening.org. Applicants should read the online guidance and demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details of priority subject areas for Brunei are available on the Brunei country page at www.chevening.org/brunei. The closing date for applications is Friday 15 November 2013.

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On June 13, the U.S. Embassy in Brunei Darussalam hosted a special screening of the movie ‘Man of Steel‘ at Times Cineplex in Berakas. The event, themed “Creative Industries and Intellectual Property Rights” aimed to raise public awareness regarding the importance of intellectual property rights (IPR). Protecting IPR promotes innovation and ensures artists are fairly [...]

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On June 13, the U.S. Embassy in Brunei Darussalam hosted a special screening of the movie ‘Man of Steel‘ at Times Cineplex in Berakas. The event, themed “Creative Industries and Intellectual Property Rights” aimed to raise public awareness regarding the importance of intellectual property rights (IPR). Protecting IPR promotes innovation and ensures artists are fairly compensated for their works, which inspire us and enrich our daily lives. The event was attended by almost 200 guests including Motion Picture Association-International (MPA-I)’s Commercial Executive for the Asia-Pacific Farina Yusof, government officials, students, local artists from the creative industry, and members of the media community.

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U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Daniel Shields said, ‘The United States and Brunei place a high value on innovation and creativity, and we both see the importance of protecting original work. It is encouraging to see the progress made this year alone in the ongoing efforts to fight piracy and raise awareness among the public and youth.”

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“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank the Motion Picture Association – International for supporting this event,” Ambassador Shields continued.

Brunei Darussalam was recently removed from the ‘Special 301 Watch List,’ which is the result of an annual U.S. Trade Representative review of the state of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement in trading partners around world.

Remarks by Farina Yusof Commercial Executive, Asia-Pacific,
Motion Picture Association-International (MAP-I)

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On behalf of the Motion Picture Association, it is a pleasure to be here this afternoon in such esteemed company for such a worthy cause. I would like to thank Ambassador Shields and his team for hosting this screening of “Man of Steel”.

Today’s event provides a great opportunity to come together to acknowledge the originality and creativity of filmmakers. The creative work of filmmakers entertains us, educates us and enriches us through the most powerful story telling medium the world has ever known. Cinema takes us to new worlds -sometimes to the corners of our globe which we’ve yet to experience; and at other times to fantastic worlds of the imagination.

We owe it to the creative generations of today and of tomorrow to appreciate their work for the value it adds to our day to day lives. It is important to raise awareness about the value of creativity and intellectual property, and the need to provide the best possible environment to protect it. In this regard, Brunei has shown significant progress in enhancing its status as a supporter of intellectual property rights with its recent removal from the USTR Special 301 Watch List.

We are all the stakeholders of intellectual property within our communities, and therefore we should work together to value and protect that IP. And as stakeholders, we share a common goal of providing a legitimate marketplace for films and other creative works to flourish.

Our business is ultimately a creative business, which relies on being able to take great ideas, turn them into films or television shows, and find ways of getting them in front of audiences.

Every step of that process requires thought, imagination and talent. We probably take it all for granted when we’re here in the theatre, planted in comfy chairs in front of a big screen and munching popcorn, but every second of movie footage that we’re enjoying requires a tremendous amount of time, effort and coordination to make it happen.

Filmmakers are tremendously talented and hardworking, but unfortunately they are not supermen. They can’t use kryptonite to prevent their valuable work from being taken without their permission. They could certainly use us mere mortals to do our part by choosing to view films the right way -at the cinema, on TV or DVD. or via legitimate online platforms.

Moviemaking is truly inspired by creativity and innovation, but we need to protect it, in order to continue creating it and enjoying it. As MPA’s former chairman the late Jack Valenti famously said -“If you can’t protect what you own, you don’t own anything.”

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On June 13, the U.S. Embassy in Brunei Darussalam hosted a special screening of the movie ‘Man of Steel‘ at Times Cineplex in Berakas. The event, themed “Creative Industries and Intellectual Property Rights” aimed to raise public awareness regarding the importance of intellectual property rights (IPR). Protecting IPR promotes innovation and ensures artists are fairly compensated for their works, which inspire us and enrich our daily lives. The event was attended by almost 200 guests including Motion Picture Association-International (MPA-I)’s Commercial Executive for the Asia-Pacific Farina Yusof, government officials, students, local artists from the creative industry, and members of the media community.

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U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Daniel Shields said, ‘The United States and Brunei place a high value on innovation and creativity, and we both see the importance of protecting original work. It is encouraging to see the progress made this year alone in the ongoing efforts to fight piracy and raise awareness among the public and youth.”

3-2013-06-13 13.47.12-1

“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank the Motion Picture Association – International for supporting this event,” Ambassador Shields continued.

Brunei Darussalam was recently removed from the ‘Special 301 Watch List,’ which is the result of an annual U.S. Trade Representative review of the state of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement in trading partners around world.

Remarks by Farina Yusof Commercial Executive, Asia-Pacific,
Motion Picture Association-International (MAP-I)

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On behalf of the Motion Picture Association, it is a pleasure to be here this afternoon in such esteemed company for such a worthy cause. I would like to thank Ambassador Shields and his team for hosting this screening of “Man of Steel”.

Today’s event provides a great opportunity to come together to acknowledge the originality and creativity of filmmakers. The creative work of filmmakers entertains us, educates us and enriches us through the most powerful story telling medium the world has ever known. Cinema takes us to new worlds -sometimes to the corners of our globe which we’ve yet to experience; and at other times to fantastic worlds of the imagination.

We owe it to the creative generations of today and of tomorrow to appreciate their work for the value it adds to our day to day lives. It is important to raise awareness about the value of creativity and intellectual property, and the need to provide the best possible environment to protect it. In this regard, Brunei has shown significant progress in enhancing its status as a supporter of intellectual property rights with its recent removal from the USTR Special 301 Watch List.

We are all the stakeholders of intellectual property within our communities, and therefore we should work together to value and protect that IP. And as stakeholders, we share a common goal of providing a legitimate marketplace for films and other creative works to flourish.

Our business is ultimately a creative business, which relies on being able to take great ideas, turn them into films or television shows, and find ways of getting them in front of audiences.

Every step of that process requires thought, imagination and talent. We probably take it all for granted when we’re here in the theatre, planted in comfy chairs in front of a big screen and munching popcorn, but every second of movie footage that we’re enjoying requires a tremendous amount of time, effort and coordination to make it happen.

Filmmakers are tremendously talented and hardworking, but unfortunately they are not supermen. They can’t use kryptonite to prevent their valuable work from being taken without their permission. They could certainly use us mere mortals to do our part by choosing to view films the right way -at the cinema, on TV or DVD. or via legitimate online platforms.

Moviemaking is truly inspired by creativity and innovation, but we need to protect it, in order to continue creating it and enjoying it. As MPA’s former chairman the late Jack Valenti famously said -“If you can’t protect what you own, you don’t own anything.”

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By the end of 2010 there were well over 500 million broadband subscribers worldwide (including all fixed access technologies). While Japan continues to lead the world in terms of the number of FttX subscribers; South Korea has the highest penetration in the world and is the first country in the world to reach over 50% [...]

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By the end of 2010 there were well over 500 million broadband subscribers worldwide (including all fixed access technologies). While Japan continues to lead the world in terms of the number of FttX subscribers; South Korea has the highest penetration in the world and is the first country in the world to reach over 50% penetration of households using FttX. The USA and parts of Europe are also rolling out fibre, although there is concern that parts of Europe are lagging behind. It is the countries that recognise the importance of a fibre optic telecoms infrastructure for healthcare, education and e-government, as well as for their economy, that are leading developments in FttX.

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Fibre optic strands (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What is Fiber Optics?

Fiber optics transmit data through long, thin strands of glass that are the diameter of a human hair. Instead of using electricity to carry data, they transmit information using light- at the speed of light.

How does Fiber Optics work?

Imagine yourself looking through a very long, plastic pipe coated with a perfect mirror. Several miles away, on the other end, a friend shines a flashlight into the pipe. Because it is a perfect mirror, the light beams reflect off the sides. Even though the pipe curves and twists, you will be able to see the light at your end.

Benefits of FTTH

More Network Capacity (Bandwidth)- They have the ability to accommodate a wider variety of data and video applications.

Future Proof- The need for faster Internet speeds and more bandwidth has grown and will continue to grow in the future. Optical fibers have the flexibility to deliver more services.

Benefits of FTTH

The FTTH broadband connection will spark the creation of products not yet dreamed of as they open new possibilities for data transmission rate. Using the past as a guide, think what items that now seem commonplace were not even on the drawing board five or 10 years ago. FTTH broadband connections will inspire new products and services and could open entire new sectors in the business world, experts at the FTTH Council say.

FTTH broadband connections also will allow consumers to “bundle” their communications services. For instance, a consumer could receive telephone, video, audio, television and just about any other kind of digital data stream using a simple FTTH broadband connection. Such an arrangement would be more cost effective and simpler than receiving those services via different lines, as is often the case today.

Crosby, Tim.  “How Fiber-to-the-home Broadband Works”  28 March 2008.  HowStuffWorks.com. 14 April 2013.

The 3 Stages of FTTH Installation

Stage One: Initial Site Visit.You may see surveying crews locating the best line of entry to your home and then burying the FiberOptic Lines.

Stage Two: Connecting your Home. This stage involves crews placing an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) on the outside of your home. This small box is attached to a battery backup- which enables your phone to work during a power outage.

Typical FTTH Installation

Typical FTTH Install

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Stage Three: Activation so you can enjoy faster broadband technology!

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Find out more about TelBru HSBB by clicking here!

By the end of 2010 there were well over 500 million broadband subscribers worldwide (including all fixed access technologies). While Japan continues to lead the world in terms of the number of FttX subscribers; South Korea has the highest penetration in the world and is the first country in the world to reach over 50% penetration of households using FttX. The USA and parts of Europe are also rolling out fibre, although there is concern that parts of Europe are lagging behind. It is the countries that recognise the importance of a fibre optic telecoms infrastructure for healthcare, education and e-government, as well as for their economy, that are leading developments in FttX.

English: Fibre optic strands

Fibre optic strands (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What is Fiber Optics?

Fiber optics transmit data through long, thin strands of glass that are the diameter of a human hair. Instead of using electricity to carry data, they transmit information using light- at the speed of light.

How does Fiber Optics work?

Imagine yourself looking through a very long, plastic pipe coated with a perfect mirror. Several miles away, on the other end, a friend shines a flashlight into the pipe. Because it is a perfect mirror, the light beams reflect off the sides. Even though the pipe curves and twists, you will be able to see the light at your end.

Benefits of FTTH

More Network Capacity (Bandwidth)- They have the ability to accommodate a wider variety of data and video applications.

Future Proof- The need for faster Internet speeds and more bandwidth has grown and will continue to grow in the future. Optical fibers have the flexibility to deliver more services.

Benefits of FTTH

The FTTH broadband connection will spark the creation of products not yet dreamed of as they open new possibilities for data transmission rate. Using the past as a guide, think what items that now seem commonplace were not even on the drawing board five or 10 years ago. FTTH broadband connections will inspire new products and services and could open entire new sectors in the business world, experts at the FTTH Council say.

FTTH broadband connections also will allow consumers to “bundle” their communications services. For instance, a consumer could receive telephone, video, audio, television and just about any other kind of digital data stream using a simple FTTH broadband connection. Such an arrangement would be more cost effective and simpler than receiving those services via different lines, as is often the case today.

Crosby, Tim.  “How Fiber-to-the-home Broadband Works”  28 March 2008.  HowStuffWorks.com. 14 April 2013.

The 3 Stages of FTTH Installation

Stage One: Initial Site Visit.You may see surveying crews locating the best line of entry to your home and then burying the FiberOptic Lines.

Stage Two: Connecting your Home. This stage involves crews placing an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) on the outside of your home. This small box is attached to a battery backup- which enables your phone to work during a power outage.

Typical FTTH Installation

Typical FTTH Install

FTTH fiber-to-the-home

FTTH fiber-to-the-home (Photo credit: dvanzuijlekom)

Stage Three: Activation so you can enjoy faster broadband technology!

Fibre Cable

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Fibre Splicing

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Please come and support a Charity Bazaar to be held in support of Better Hearing, Better Living: Raising funds to sponsor hearing aids for hearing-impaired school-aged children from lower income families, at the Atrium Concourse, Ground Floor, The Mall Gadong on 1-3 February 2013. DID YOU KNOW that school-aged children suffering from hearing loss can [...]

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Please come and support a Charity Bazaar to be held in support of Better Hearing, Better Living: Raising funds to sponsor hearing aids for hearing-impaired school-aged children from lower income families, at the Atrium Concourse, Ground Floor, The Mall Gadong on 1-3 February 2013.

DID YOU KNOW that school-aged children suffering from hearing loss can have full and productive lives if given the right support early. Communication is vital for learning and hearing aids will help the child learn to hear, speak and socialise in a normal school setting.

Hearing aids are a big investment both financially and emotionally. To ensure hearing aids are worn regularly and beneficial, the support at home, in school and by the hearing professional is important.

In Brunei Darussalam, school-aged children with hearing impairment registered with the Special Education Unit, Ministry of Education are given educational support

A local hearing aid specialist supplier, Hear Better Services Company (HBS) is raising funds to sponsor hearing aids for hearing-impaired school-aged children from lower income families. This project aims:

  1. To help hearing-impaired children develop into productive and self-reliant citizens of Brunei Darussalam; and
  2. To generate awareness and understanding on hearing loss and its impact on child development.

This project is supported by the Special Education Unit, Ministry of Education, the Community Development Department, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Recipients

School-aged children with hearing impairment primarily between the ages of 5-12 years from lower income families.

The individuals receiving the hearing aids have been identified by the respective government agencies. Their progress will be monitored by Hear Better Services Company and the same government agencies through counselling and a hearing aids service maintenance programme.

The Hearing Aid Support Program

Recipients will be fitted with hearing aid(s) after the hearing assessment by HBS. This includes counseling the child and the parents/caretaker on how to use the hearing aid. All recipients are expected to follow regular check-ups with the hearing professional over a minimum of 3 years.

Annual Progress Reports for the recipients will be available to respective sponsors upon request.

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PADOT W11-22A

PADOT W11-22A (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Please come and support a Charity Bazaar to be held in support of Better Hearing, Better Living: Raising funds to sponsor hearing aids for hearing-impaired school-aged children from lower income families, at the Atrium Concourse, Ground Floor, The Mall Gadong on 1-3 February 2013.

DID YOU KNOW that school-aged children suffering from hearing loss can have full and productive lives if given the right support early. Communication is vital for learning and hearing aids will help the child learn to hear, speak and socialise in a normal school setting.

Hearing aids are a big investment both financially and emotionally. To ensure hearing aids are worn regularly and beneficial, the support at home, in school and by the hearing professional is important.

In Brunei Darussalam, school-aged children with hearing impairment registered with the Special Education Unit, Ministry of Education are given educational support

A local hearing aid specialist supplier, Hear Better Services Company (HBS) is raising funds to sponsor hearing aids for hearing-impaired school-aged children from lower income families. This project aims:

  1. To help hearing-impaired children develop into productive and self-reliant citizens of Brunei Darussalam; and
  2. To generate awareness and understanding on hearing loss and its impact on child development.

This project is supported by the Special Education Unit, Ministry of Education, the Community Development Department, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Recipients

School-aged children with hearing impairment primarily between the ages of 5-12 years from lower income families.

The individuals receiving the hearing aids have been identified by the respective government agencies. Their progress will be monitored by Hear Better Services Company and the same government agencies through counselling and a hearing aids service maintenance programme.

The Hearing Aid Support Program

Recipients will be fitted with hearing aid(s) after the hearing assessment by HBS. This includes counseling the child and the parents/caretaker on how to use the hearing aid. All recipients are expected to follow regular check-ups with the hearing professional over a minimum of 3 years.

Annual Progress Reports for the recipients will be available to respective sponsors upon request.

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Hello 2013…

Arabic: Kul ‘aam u antum salimoun Brazilian: Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo Chinese: Chu Shen Tan Czechoslavakia: Scastny Novy Rok Dutch: Gullukkig Niuw Jaar Finnish: Onnellista Uutta Vuotta French: Bonne Annee German: Prosit Neujahr Greek: Eftecheezmaenos o Kaenooryos hronos Hebrew: L’Shannah Tovah Tikatevu Hindi: Niya Saa Moobaarak Irish (Gaelic): Bliain nua fe mhaise dhuit [...]

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Arabic: Kul ‘aam u antum salimoun
Brazilian: Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo
Chinese: Chu Shen Tan
Czechoslavakia: Scastny Novy Rok
Dutch: Gullukkig Niuw Jaar
Finnish: Onnellista Uutta Vuotta
French: Bonne Annee
German: Prosit Neujahr
Greek: Eftecheezmaenos o Kaenooryos hronos
Hebrew: L’Shannah Tovah Tikatevu
Hindi: Niya Saa Moobaarak
Irish (Gaelic): Bliain nua fe mhaise dhuit
Italian: Buon Capodanno
Khmer: Sua Sdei tfnam tmei
Laotian: Sabai dee pee mai
Polish: Szczesliwego Nowego Roku
Portuguese: Feliz Ano Novo
Russian: S Novim Godom
Serbo-Croatian: Scecna nova godina
Spanish: Feliz Ano Neuvo
Prospero Ano Nuevo
Turkish: Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Vietnamese: Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan

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HNY2013AB

Arabic: Kul ‘aam u antum salimoun
Brazilian: Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo
Chinese: Chu Shen Tan
Czechoslavakia: Scastny Novy Rok
Dutch: Gullukkig Niuw Jaar
Finnish: Onnellista Uutta Vuotta
French: Bonne Annee
German: Prosit Neujahr
Greek: Eftecheezmaenos o Kaenooryos hronos
Hebrew: L’Shannah Tovah Tikatevu
Hindi: Niya Saa Moobaarak
Irish (Gaelic): Bliain nua fe mhaise dhuit
Italian: Buon Capodanno
Khmer: Sua Sdei tfnam tmei
Laotian: Sabai dee pee mai
Polish: Szczesliwego Nowego Roku
Portuguese: Feliz Ano Novo
Russian: S Novim Godom
Serbo-Croatian: Scecna nova godina
Spanish: Feliz Ano Neuvo
Prospero Ano Nuevo
Turkish: Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Vietnamese: Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan

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See on Scoop.it – Aspiring Outliers A constant challenge for Internet marketers targeting Facebook has been gaining engagement. Generally brands and page admins have defined engagement as things such as likes, shares, and comments, but more importantly to gain reputation with Facebook’s algorithm. This infographic created by SocialMouths and American Express OPEN illustrates ways to [...]

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See on Scoop.itAspiring Outliers

A constant challenge for Internet marketers targeting Facebook has been gaining engagement. Generally brands and page admins have defined engagement as things such as likes, shares, and comments, but more importantly to gain reputation with Facebook’s algorithm.

This infographic created by SocialMouths and American Express OPEN illustrates ways to help make a Facebook page’s post a bit more popular through optimization of post elements such as short posts, the use of emoticons, the best times to post, and contest ideas…

See on marketaire.com

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See on Scoop.itAspiring Outliers

A constant challenge for Internet marketers targeting Facebook has been gaining engagement. Generally brands and page admins have defined engagement as things such as likes, shares, and comments, but more importantly to gain reputation with Facebook’s algorithm.

This infographic created by SocialMouths and American Express OPEN illustrates ways to help make a Facebook page’s post a bit more popular through optimization of post elements such as short posts, the use of emoticons, the best times to post, and contest ideas…

See on marketaire.com

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