From 1 January 2015 onwards, mobile phone subscribers from both Brunei Darussalam and Singapore - when travelling to either country - will enjoy rate reductions of up to 10 percent for voice calls, and up to 50 percent for Short Message Service (SMS), video calls and data.
This is made possible thanks to an agreement by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Authority for Infocommunications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI).
The two entities have collaborated with mobile operators in the two countries to reduce mobile roaming rates, following an earlier commitment in June 2012 made by The Honourable Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar, Minister of Communications, Brunei Darussalam, and Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information, Singapore, on exploring ways to reduce the prevailing roaming rates for travelers to both countries.
In their joint media statement released today (September 10, 2014), they said that this agreement will help address the changing mobile needs of its people, promote greater communication linkages between Brunei Darussalam and Singapore, and reinforce the already strong bilateral ties.
The signing of the Singapore-Brunei Darussalam International Mobile Roaming arrangement between AITI and IDA will take place today at the Asia Pacific Telecommunity Ministerial Meeting held in Brunei Darussalam.
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