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The plan is to transfer all Proximus B2B IT activities to a separate company, PICT nbsp;SA (Proximus ICT), on July 1, 2024. The B2B telecom activities will remain under Proximus SA.

The Belgian telecom operator’s move was prompted by the need to “adapt its organization and way of working to build further on its leadership and capture future profitable growth in the IT and Telco business for enterprises.” Proximus aims to grow into an end-to-end IT integrator in the business market.

The creation of Proximus ICT should contribute to this and is part of a twofold ambition. On the one hand, it wants to maintain its presence in the corporate telecom market with growth in fiber, 5G and the Internet of Things. On the other hand, Proximus has the ambition to expand its role in the areas of workspace, cloud, sovereign cloud, security and AI. With Proximus ICT, the focus should become clearer and the B2B IT identity should develop.

Anne-Sophie Lotgering, currently Enterprise Market Lead at Proximus, will head the company. “This transformation will allow us to leverage both our high-end telecom solutions and our tailored IT services for corporate customers, while continuing to offer an accessible and comprehensive portfolio of convergent telecom and IT solutions to smaller and mid-sized businesses,” Lotgering said.

Follow-up steps

Proximus has submitted the plan to social partners and affected colleagues have been informed. Some 350 to 400 employees of the Enterprise Business Unit within Proximus SA will be transferred to PICT nbsp;SA if the plan goes ahead. During April, Proximus plans to release more information.

The B2B telecom activities will remain under Proximus SA. Renaud Tilmans, Customer Operations Lead at Proximus, will be in charge of these activities.

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