Bandar Seri Begawan - TelBru's roadshow to inaugurate the highly anticipated High Speed Broadband (HSBB) at the Times Square Shopping Centre over the weekend received an overwhelming response from members of the public, where it recorded a significant number of subscriptions for the service.
The three day HSBB experience campaign was aimed at creating awareness on the technology and gave more opportunities for the public to explore HSSB which rides on the Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) connection which is in its first deployment phase covering areas in Madang, Gadong and central areas.
Speaking to the Borneo Bulletin yesterday TelBru's Chief Marketing Officer, Lim Ming Soon said they noted increased demand from the public in the service during the campaign, especially after learning more about it.
"Featured in our roadshow is a time tunnel that brings people to understand better how our technology evolved from using copper to fibre cables and what services are possible to run on top of the high internet speed connectivity. Through better understanding, we have seen an increase in the number of subscriptions and it was also interesting to note that people have already started to pre-register even though their areas are not fixed with FTTH yet, hoping that they can get it sooner or be prioritised," he said.
Lim said they have processed over 200 applications for HSBB during the roadshow period and expects more over-the counter registration, as the FTTH technology is rapidly deployed to most densely populated areas in the country
"By the end of February, a further 1,000 homes will be connected to the service," Lim added.
To demonstrate how powerful and reliable this HSBB connection is, TelBru has also initiated an online gaming tournament with the "The League of Legends" online game, which concluded yesterday.
"We had good testimonies from garners, where all of them said they never experienced very stable connection like this when playing online gaming. There was no drop in speed and interruptions in the connection. The smoothness and latency of the connection have been the strongest point for the garners," he added.
When asked if TelBru is planning to introduce more affordable HSBB packages to its customers, Lim responded that they are planning to introduce another package should be of reasonable and affordable pricing.
"There has been mixed reactions on the current pricing, it may be reasonable for corporate customers but some people might not find it affordable so we are working towards drafting up another package to suit this," he added.
On plans for another HSBB campaign, Lim said they will roll-out more as the FTTH installation widens.
"Our next campaign will cover the Gadong commercial area where we are expecting the whole area to be fixed with FTTH by June or July. We are also planning a bigger online game tournament, of up to 100 players at a time to prove the connection stability."--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin